Positive Self-Talk: The Benefits for Working Daughters
What are your thoughts when you open your eyes in the morning? Are you aware of them? When I was at the height of my caregiving, after both of my parents were diagnosed with terminal illnesses, one of my first thoughts after I woke in the morning was, “I can’t face today.” I would think […]
Should I Tell My Boss I’m A Caregiver?
Should I tell my boss I’m a caregiver? I get asked this question almost weekly from women and men who are trying to balance eldercare with their careers. The answer is it depends. How eldercare affects careers If you have aging parents, there is a good chance at some point, your caregiving responsibilities will impact […]
Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Working Daughter
Guidepost Magazine asked us to share our thoughts on Mother’s Day. You can read the full article here. The most important takeaway is this, “The key is to find your own particular sweet spot, even if it means honoring yourself and your mother separately or marking the holiday on a different date entirely…If that day […]
Now can we get real about supporting working daughters?
Four times as many people are out of the workforce due to adultcare as are out due to childcare.
Introducing the Best Places to Work for Working Daughters
At Working Daughter, we are on a mission to make caregiving and career compatible. Right now balancing the two is not so easy! While there is an endless stream of resources to guide working mothers – friends and family throw them baby showers to help prepare them for childcare, they go to Mommy & Me […]
How to Keep Working From Home Post Pandemic (at least some of the time!)
Well before COVID, most Americans (89%) believed employers should try to offer workers flexibility to meet their families’ needs, as long as the work got done. The the global pandemic shuttered our workplaces and many employers had no choice but to let employees work from home. Now, as the country reopens, workers are being called back to […]
5 Tips for Living with an Elderly Parent
Moving a parent in with you, or moving in with a parent, is as big of a deal as moving your parent to senior living; the challenges are just different. Here are five tips for making the arrangement work. 1. Remember who the adult is. You both are! Your parents may be living under your […]
Why Waiting Until Is A Bad Idea
One of the saddest things we can do in life – as a caregiver, or in any situation – is wait until…wait until things get better, until someone heals, until we get the promotion, until work slows down, until we get thinner, until we find the perfect partner, until the pandemic ends. Our lives are now, not when some event happens, or some event ends. And as challenging as it may be, we can learn to live, not just exist, in and through whatever we are facing.
Pandemic Performance Reviews
If you are a working daughter facing a pandemic performance review this spring, don’t fret. Here are some tips for approaching your review this year and addressing your caregiving responsibilities.
The Working Daughter Reentry Guide
Got FOGO? Fear of going out. After a year of grooming-optional, The Working Daughter Reentry Guide will have you looking presentable again.
The Support Working Daughters Need at Work
Eldercare and career were barely compatible to begin with and then COVID hit. This is the support working daughters need at wrk right now.
A Year of Caring Through COVID
One year of caregiving through COVID-19 and where are we now and what have we learned? Many of us are tired. Worn out from a year when every decision we made, every action we took was fraught with stress. Too many of us are grieving. This anniversary is a painful reminder of who we lost; […]