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Life Hacks for Caregivers

What Anne-Marie Slaughter Said About Balancing Paid Work and Caregiving

(Note: Some links in this post contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase.) Last week I heard Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Unfinished Business, speak at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. She spoke about the balancing act between paid work and unpaid caregiving and said, […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Kristina Butler

Kristina Butler is the CEO of KB Career Solutions. Like many of the working daughters we feature, Kristina feels most competent when she’s working. Where and when do you feel most competent? I feel most competent when I am engaged in conversation with job seekers about best practices for the most strategic job search results. It […]

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Parents, Not Parenting, A Bigger Work-Life Challenge?

“You’re mother should come live with you,” the doctor said, “Why isn’t she getting out more? You don’t call her every day?” “I travel a lot,” I stammered. “My sister calls her every day.” He proceeded to tell me about a seminar he attended, at Harvard he noted, about the importance of socialization for the […]

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How to Take a Vacation: Regardless of Corporate Culture or Caregiving Duties

“Is it too soon?” This is how I start my vacation request emails to my boss. That’s because every time I return from a vacation, I submit another request for more time off. Vacations remind me what’s good – spending time with my family, reading books, sleeping late, and logging off. Sadly, not everyone gets that reminder. […]

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8 Tips for Balancing Caregiving and Career

One weekend last summer I got a call that something was wrong at my parents’ house and could I go check on them immediately. I left the house the next morning and didn’t return for a week. It turned out they were both sick and in seven days I admitted my father to the ER, […]

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