Off to work we go - baby in tow!

Feighery, Annie
January 2005
Mothering;Jan/Feb2005, Issue 128, p48
This article reports that the nonprofit sector of the American economy was largely created and designed by women, and it continues to provide many women more family-friendly working arrangements that ease their struggles in balancing family life, financial needs, and career ambitions. The author's introduction to the unique benefits nonprofits can offer mothers came a few years ago, when, after months of toggling childcare with her spouse, the author began to look for a position with a higher salary and/or fewer hours than her museum position offered. She had founded the organization with a baby on her hip, and there was no reason the author should not work with her baby on herself. INSETS: A day at Mothering;Tips for On-the-Job Parenting.


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