Are you ready for some good news about the way the workforce treats parents? Of course you are. A new study shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, parents returning to the workforce after a childcare hiatus are more likely to be hired if they explain the gap in their career experience.
A couple of Fridays ago, I walked my older son to school and then my younger son to daycare. Then I crossed over the ice-and-salt encrusted overpass to the metro station and headed downtown. As I emerged back up onto the street, I checked my phone and enjoyed a little lift of triumph. Getting places a bit early or…
Once in a while, we're offered a glimpse into the dark heart of the American family. The above voicemail is one such instance. Reader Ben provides the background: