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Work Life Balance

Whether you work to live or live to work, too much of one and not enough of the other is never good. We know people work long hours and no one ever got promoted by spending less time at the office, but work/life balance is becoming more important than it's ever been. We've got tips and expert advice on how to create and sustain that balance so you'll be happy both at home and at work.

Work Life Balance Advice

  • Today's Dads Are More Than Just a Paycheck

    Work, bring home a paycheck, and discipline when necessary. For years that was the role of fathers. Dads were breadwinners who put in long hours so they could bring home the bacon, which mothers then cooked for breakfast the next morning. … Read more...

  • Men, Money, Work and Kids

    As 21st century fathers we are in a double bind. We are suppose to be providers, making tons of money, and yet at the same time be hands-on dads. If feminism was born out of the desire of women to leave home and be treated equally in the … Read more...

  • Help! My College Student is Hurting My Job Performance

    My oldest son just completed his first year of college and moved back home for the summer to cut down on expenses. But his very social and his late night schedule is running me ragged. What should I do? Read more...

  • How Much Are Dads Worth in 2012?

    Our annual Father's Day Survey is back this year as we celebrate dads and all the work they do for their families. Every year Salary.com surveys thousands of dads to find out how much time they spend on household and childcare duties. Then, … Read more...

  • Your Coworkers Are Not Always Your Friends

    The desire to help a coworker through a rough patch is commendable, but not at the expense of your personal time. If a coworker's problems impacting your own work/life balance, you need to sketch in some boundaries fairly quickly. Read more...

  • What to Do When Returning to the Workforce Wreaks Havoc at Home

    It doesn’t take much to nudge a little guilt loose, does it? But eventually a happy middle ground featuring mutual understanding and acceptance will emerge, giving you both the option to live happily ever after. Read more...

  • Meet the 2012 Mom of the Year

    Jennifer, a wife and mother of two boys in Oklahoma, has seen it all the last 12 months. In addition to trying to make ends meet as a working mom of two boys while balancing her home life, the Winn family was thrown an additional curveball … Read more...

  • Not Enough Hours in the Day? Spend More Time Helping Others

    A trio of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Yale School of Management, and Harvard Business School have discovered a seemingly unlikely way to make yourself feel less pressed for time: Spend some time helping … Read more...

  • 11 Ways to Raise Employable Kids

    Family togetherness is a wonderful thing, until your thirty-year old starts sending drink orders from the basement and commenting at breakfast that it "sure would be nice" if you’d remember to use fabric softener on his t-shirts. Toddlers … Read more...

  • When Work Interferes with Marriage & Motherhood

    Well-meaning grandmotherly types may tell you these are the best years of your life. Perhaps so, but that probably isn’t your first thought when your darling is the tantrum-throwing entertainment of Register #8. Motherhood is labor … Read more...