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The Real Reason Working Parents Need Vacations

The Real Reason Working Parents Need Vacations

  Common wisdom has it that working parents need vacations to recover from the exhaustion that accompanies regular life. Nooooo. The real reason we need a vacation? The two weeks leading up to it. With ...

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The Work-Life Equation Ep 24: Working Parent + Two

The Work-Life Equation Ep 24: Working Parent + Two

Everything changes when you add a baby into the mix. Work-life balance, sleep, and priorities all shift, and yet you somehow figure out a way to reallocate your time and make it work. Going from ...

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Holiday Hacks for Working Parents

Holiday Hacks for Working Parents

Today’s guest post was written by Naoko Funayama, mom of two and producer of our Work-Life Equation podcast series: I love, love, love the holidays. I used to love this time of year because I ...

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Tips to Maximize Quality Time With Your Kids When You’re a Working Parent

Tips to Maximize Quality Time With Your Kids When You’re a Working Parent

“How should working parents prioritize play with limited time at home?”  This was a question that was top of mind for many of the parents who attended our recent webinar, The Essentials of Learning Through ...

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The Working Parent’s Wellness Toolkit

The Working Parent’s Wellness Toolkit

Today’s guest post was written by Christina Reale, Wellness Coach and Speaker on the must watch Parent Webinar: The Working Parent’s Wellness Toolkit. Here she shares her journey to finding a balance between a successful ...

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Pinterest Wins for Working Parents

Pinterest Wins for Working Parents

Today’s post was written by Emily Saunderson, a Bright Horizons employee and mom to two daughters: I read recently that 42 percent of mothers say they sometimes suffer from Pinterest stress. And while Pinterest is the ...

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Working Parent: Balancing Your Job & Caring for a Sick Baby

Working Parent: Balancing Your Job & Caring for a Sick Baby

My son, Beckett, has his first serious cold. As ridiculous as it may seem, it’s breaking my heart right in two. I’m learning that there’s a lot of truth to the saying that when your child hurts, ...

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The Question Every Working Parent Dreads

The Question Every Working Parent Dreads

A couple of weeks into summer, I was feeling pretty good. My children’s summer camp schedules were set. Our family vacation was booked. We had fun activities planned for “free” weekends – think carefree days ...

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Free-Range Parenting & the Working Parent

Free-Range Parenting & the Working Parent

Last summer, I suggested to my soon-to-be 8-year-old daughter that she ride her bike five houses down to visit her neighborhood friend. She declined and asked (pleaded really) that I walk her over. At the time, I ...

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Fitting in Exercise as a Working Parent

Fitting in Exercise as a Working Parent

I’ve always had a complicated relationship with exercise. I was a competitive figure skater for years and I had a tough time transitioning from exercise as training to exercise as something you “should do.” I ...

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