Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 3, August/September

60 Best Law Firms for Women 2018
For the 11th year, Working Mother is honoring law firms making efforts to hire and promote more women lawyers. These firms increasingly offer extended parentalleave benefits, and encourage more lawyers to work remotely and use flexible hours.Arnold &...
Being Yourself at Work
METHODOLOGYThe Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index helps organizations see how their diversity and inclusion policies and practices stack up against others.This year, the number of participants more than doubled, with 124 sharing their data. An...
Career Coach
While I was away on maternity leave, my replacement did an excellent job, and everybody I work with loves her as a colleague. I'm worried I might be at risk of losing my spot to her. Should I be concerned?Alt's great that your role was filled in well...
DAY-TO-NIGHT Style Hacks
On those rare occasions you get to go out on a weeknight, you don't want to waste precious time at the office primping or fussing over your attire. Instead, try these items, which will elevate your look from day to night in just minutes.DAY-TO-NIGHT...
Dutch Lessons
I was recently in Amsterdam with my family to celebrate my daughter's milestone 30th birthday and my son's graduation from Hamilton College. In my four days walking all over the city, I was struck by several things. I saw only one police officer-and...
Family Matters
Q My husband and I are going away for a wedding and leaving our young kids with my parents. We love that our children get to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa, but they let them stay up late and have way too much screen time. How do I get them to stick...
Float Away
Teresa McAlpine struggled with sleep issues for years. At night, she would lie down tired from the day but have trouble nodding off. Thoughts racing, she would focus on work, parenting, life. Her chronic back and neck pain didn't help, either."I have...
He Said, She Said
The impact of the #MeToo movement on the American workplace is already apparent less than a year after several powerful men were charged, in late 2017, with sexually harassing women. It seemed like a story taking place in Hollywood, Washington, D.C.,...
How I Got Here
Balanda AtisManager, Multicultural Beauty Lab, L'Oréal USALOCATION East Orange, NJ CHILDREN Jade, 12, and Abigail, 2If it's been easier to find a foundation shade that matches your skin tone in recent years, you might have this woman to thank. In 2007,...
More to Morales
As the world has seemed to tilt at warp speed for the past two years, Natalie Morales has been embracing a more laid-back approach from her newly built home in Brentwood, CA. And the move to the West Coast to co-host Access, its morning show, Access...
Must-Buys
For quick styling, keep this Milk + Sass Macaron for Hair in your purse. The bristles are great for detangling with minimal pain, and the cap, which has a mirror inside, helps protect the brush from damage or dirt. ($13, milkandsass.com)When you custom...
Personal Trainer in Your Pocket
When every single second of your day " counts, skipping the gym in favor of a customized at-home workout could be a smart strategy. But how effective are these apps? Real working moms give them a spinKeelokeelo.comCost: A personalized workout plan is...
Righting a Wrong
Almost every job comes with some degree of hypocrisy. When I worked at a wedding magazine, we'd recommend $5,000 designer gowns to readers while engaged staffers shopped for off-the-rack dresses for a fraction of that cost. The editor of a conservative...
Road Rules
FOR A BIT OF EVERYTHINGNorCal CoastThe Plan: Start a five-day journey through the Golden State on the Slow Coast-a 50-mile stretch of mountains and ocean between Half Moon Bay and North Santa Cruz-driving up to Oregon. In Pescadero, visit Harley Farms...
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