Balancing work and family is inherently imperfect, but with expert help, support, and resources working parents can increase their work life balance to ensure their personal, family and work needs are being met adequately.
Connecting with multidisciplinary experts and addressing personal and family needs, solves problems that enables parents more time, energy, and attention for work.
Returning to work after having a baby can be challenging, especially if you are breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or pumping milk.
This guide will help you make a plan to take care of your lactation needs at work. It explains your legal protections and gives you practical tips for how to talk to your boss about changes you may need at work.
Harvard Business Review has great insight for working parents on work life balance.
"Importantly, our research suggests that this is not a one-time fix, but rather, a cycle that we must engage in continuously as our circumstances and priorities evolve."
Balancing work and family is never perfect, but working parents can make some simple adjustments to help alleviate some stress and increase confidence. Try these simple suggestions from Stanford University sociologist, Dr. Marianne Cooper.
"In our rush to 'get it all done' at the office and at home, it’s easy to forget that as our stress levels spike, our productivity plummets."
Try these practical steps to reduce stress and increase work life balance from Mental Health America.
For quick and simple guidance on how to increase your work life balance for comprehensive health, check out this medically reviewed article from WebMD.
"8 Realistic Tips for Time Management When Working from Home," Robert Half
Addressing and prioritizing sleep for parents and children is essential to achieve adequate work life balance.
On demand courses for parents and expecting parents by WRK/360.
Harvard Business Review (HBR) Working Parents Series Collection (3 books). Series Editor, Daisy Dowling
"This HBR compilation offers insights and practical advice from world-class experts on the topics that matter most to working parents."
Included in this set are Managing Your Career, Getting It All Done, and Taking Care of Yourself.
"The handbook you need to thrive as a working parent."
The All-in-One Resource for Every Working Parent by Daisy Dowling
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