Working Parents

How to handle a sick kid and childcare

Coughs and sniffles, fevers and colds. Your kid is sick and how do you determine when they are too sick to go to daycare with a nasty cold or another common bug? How do you handle back-up childcare if you have to miss multiple days of work? How do you negotiate which partner stays home, especially when one or both partners has the kind of job that can't really be done from home?

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Separation Anxiety with Baby: Adjusting to Nanny

Working moms talk about how their baby adjusted to nanny and overcoming baby’s separation anxiety.




Maternity Leave for a Nanny: What to do When Your Nanny is Pregnant

Wondering what to expect your nanny is expecting? What do you do when your nanny is pregnant? How do you manage maternity leave? Or what if she wants to bring her baby to work? PSP members share how they handled their caregiver expecting their own little one.




Asking for a Raise

Members from the PSP Career Networking Group weigh in on how to ask for more money in your current position.



Nonprofit Resources

Here are a list of resources PSP members have found helpful for their Non Profit Organizations.



Negotiating Severance

You just found out your position is being made redundant. You probably have many questions about what to do next and how to handle this new situation.  With the resulting schock that this news can put you in, it can be hard to think about how to best protect yourself when negotiating things like a severance package.  Take a deep breath and a few moments to read what PSP members have to say about their experiences when they were laid off and how they handled getting severance packages.



Can working parents realistically pick up their children from daycare/preschool at 6pm?

A PSP member asks the group how working parents can realistically pick up children from daycare by 6pm.  Members share their experiences of how they manage busy work schedules with strict pick up times.




Work/Life Balance—The Conversation Begins

One simple question on one of the PSP lists about starting a new job after maternity leave evolved from a conversation of practical advice to an engaging dialogue about the political system, social dilemmas, and work culture policies surrounding and impacting parenthood. This summary pulls both the practical tips and political critique that came out of this lively conversations...

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How to Stay Organized and Get Focused

Parents share how they get organized at work (and also at home) and talk tips, strategies and more about how to stay focused on the job.

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How to Tell Your Spouse You Don't Want to Work With Them

In these tough economic times where the job market is hard, sometimes you want your partner wants you to help work your connections for them and get them a job. But what happens when you don't want to work with them? Here is one member's story, and the advice she received about how to handle it.




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  2. Software systems an apps for managing multiple projects and deadlines
  3. Advice for Helping Your Partner Return to Work After Maternity/ Parental Leave
  4. Resources for Working Parents
  5. Book Summary: How to Say It for Women: Communicating with Confidence and Power Using the Language of Success
  6. Book Summary/Review: "I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to discover what you really want and how to get it" by Barbara Sher
  7. Book Summary/Review: "The War of Art" by Steve Pressfield
  8. Book List: Leadership Book Recommendations
  9. Parental Burnout
  10. Don't Do the Dishes! (And Other Irreverent Advice for Creative Parents)
  11. Don't Do the Dishes! Cogs in the Wheel
  12. Don't Do the Dishes: Single Parents
  13. Don't Do the Dishes: Scheduling Challenges
  14. Back-to-Work Anxiety
  15. The PSP Accountability Buddy Guide
  16. PSP Guide to Organizing a Meet Up
  17. What to say to people who ask "can we grab coffee" or "I'd love to pick brain"
  18. Tips for a Successful Writers' Group
  19. Places to Work, Meet and Rent in the Area
  20. Small Business Resources
  21. How To Request a Work From Home Situation
  22. How to connect your way into your next job
  23. Setting up an LLC
  24. Time Management: An Urban Legend
  25. Adventures in Delegating
  26. W/LB Tip #1: Meal Planning
  27. W/LB Tip #2: Blocking Time on Outlook
  28. W/LB Tip #3: The FIRST ______ (fill in the blank) Happens when YOU see it!
  29. W/LB Tip #4: Best Places for Ordering In/Taking Out
  30. W/LB Tip #5: Read (Preferably Fiction!)
  31. W/LB Tip #6: Use Your Commute Time to Transition
  32. W/LB Tip #7: You Really Don't Need To....
  33. W/LB Tip #8: You Really Don't Need To Answer that Email Right Away
  34. W/LB Tip #9: Organizing Your Inbox
  35. W/LB Tip #10: Start a Pick-Up Co-op
  36. W/LB Tip #11: Use Those Hours After the Kids are Asleep!
  37. W/LB Tip #12: Create Family Traditions
  38. W/LB Tip #13: When the clock strikes 8:30...
  39. W/LB Tip #14: Create Family Traditions
  40. W/LB Tip #15: De-Cluttering Your Office
  41. W/LB Tip #16: More on Family Traditions
  42. W/LB Tip #17: De-Cluttering Your Mind
  43. W/LB Tip #18: Happy Mother's Week- Cut yourself some slack
  44. W/LB Tip #19: Desktop Activism
  45. W/LB Tip #20: How To Focus in the Age of Distraction
  46. W/LB Tip #21 Just Say No
  47. W/LB Tip #22: Priorities, Priorities
  48. W/LB Tip #23: Breathe, and then break for summer...
  49. Back To Work With a Baby
  50. The Debate: Working Long Hours and Parenting
  51. Increasing your Productivity
  52. Tips for Leaving Work Stresses at Work
  53. How to Negotiate Work Life Balance When Job Hunting
  54. Decompressing: How to Unwind After Work
  55. PSP Member Discussion: Work life balance and liking what you Do?
  56. Would you keep the job you have now if you didn't have kids?
  57. Negotiating Hours at Work
  58. The Impossible Juggling Act: Motherhood and Work
  59. Balancing Work Travel and Parenting
  60. The Real "I Don't Know How She Does It" Moms
  61. Pumping At Work Tips for Breast Feeding Moms
  62. 12 Tips to Help With Separation Anxiety
  63. Missing Firsts
  64. Should I take a break from work?
  65. Should I Tell My Boss I'm Pregnant?
  66. Starting a new job after maternity leave
  67. Advice for Interviews Regarding Family Friendly Policies
  68. Freelancing and Maternity Leave
  69. How to Welcome a First-time Mom Back to Work
  70. Should I keep working when salary just covers childcare?
  71. Changing Jobs
  72. Dealing with After School Guilt
  73. Work affirmations: "So happy to be back at work!"
  74. Mat Leave Tips for Motivated Moms
  75. Know Your Rights Resources: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Beyond
  76. U.S. Department of Labor Pages
  77. Organizations Studying and Working for Policy Change
  78. What you need to know about Interns
  79. What You Need To Know About The NYC Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  80. Work, Pregnancy, and Complications
  81. WFH without childcare: Top tips for making it work
  82. Myths and Misunderstandings of Parental/ Maternity Leave
  83. Tips for Planning and Negotiating your Parental/ Maternity Leave
  84. Parental Leave and Beyond
  85. Advice on How to Structure Parental Leave
  86. A Guide to Paid Family Leave Policies for New York State Employers
  87. Freelancers Tips and Tricks
  88. Splitting the Chores
  89. Working Moms Mental Health Check-In: Webinar Notes
  90. Frozen Breast Milk: Shipping and Traveling With it