Magazine article Working Mother

Good Advice

Magazine article Working Mother

Good Advice

Article excerpt

"You don't have to sell the brownies so hard. They sell themselves."

So said the eighth-grade mom to me as we worked concessions together before our children's band concert. She was a font of been-there advice for me, a first-timer for all things middle school.

While I certainly appreciated learning how not to get shut out from the soldout band performances-who even knew that such things could happen?!-what really resonated for me was her impromptu offer to share two years of hard-won experience with me.

Women helping women-what could be better? In "Women for Women" [page 18], we explore what leads women (including me sometimes) to lean in to judgment and criticism of one another, rather than kindness and support. Writer Adina Kalish shares tales of moms who have experienced that lack of support and goes on to examine what it will take for us to truly serve our sisterhood of working moms.

"I'm sorry to all the mothers I used to work with," said former Washington Post and Huffington Post editor Katharine Zaleski in a recent article on fortune. …

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