Work-Life Balance Resources

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How to Hack It As A Working Parent — this article useful in characterizing the unique nature of library jobs (aimed at developers/IT/Systems folks)

The Joy of Combining Librarianship and Motherhood, by Alexandra Gallin-Parisi:

Work-Life Balance:

A perspective on work-life balance and gender roles in parenthood and the workplace:

Another perspective on work-life balance:

One more perspective on work-life balance:

Maternity Leave and Flex-Time:

Parenting in the Workplace — Resources on how to start a babies-at-work program

Infant-at-work program at the North Dakota State Historical Museum –  Blog post detailing a successful infant-at-work program (at a state museum no less!). This program has been running since 2006 and has hosted 14 babies.

Families and Work Institute — A research and policy-oriented website with resources for employees, employers, and families. Includes a formidable page of relevant studies and publications.

Blogs we like:

Better Life Lab a blog exploring intersections of work, gender, and social policy in America with an eye toward advocacy & reform

Well-Family (formerly Motherlode), New York Times

Books we like:

Academic Motherhood: how faculty manage work and family

Mama, PhD : women write about motherhood and academic life

Workplace Flexibility: Realigning 20th-Century Jobs for a 21st-Century Workforce