Our house might have been messy, but we had loving relationships and meaningful work. My mom was busy 'having it all': raising two kids and pursuing a career. She was modeling a liberated womanhood that has shaped me more than my shame about our unkempt dining room.
The percentage of mothers in the workforce is nearing record highs, leading to more societal acceptance and childcare options, but mothers still face a 'mommy wage gap' and other challenges.
Some companies even let you decide how much time off to take. The result is more productive workers, not less.
Once poised to become a majority of the workforce, women haven't found as many jobs as men during the recovery. But some signs point to an eventual rebound.
People are working longer – out of necessity and choice – as the world undergoes one of the biggest demographic shifts in history.
The downturn is forcing the man of the house to spend more time at home, altering roles everywhere from the laundry room to the child-care center.
The rise of four-day weeks promises energy savings and more productivity, but only in some cases.
With no US laws requiring paid leave, more mothers stay on the job longer, saving time off until after the baby arrives.