Category Archives: Career

10 Ways to Function at Work When Your Life is a Mess

In the summer of 2014, my life got crazy overnight. Both of my parents got sick at the same time and in a matter of months I dealt with seven hospital stays, four moves, two terminal diagnosis and hospice. And through it all, I had to go to work – and function. If I could […]

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6 Ways to Boost Your Confidence in a Hurry

We all have those days when we need a boost of confidence – presentations at work, performance reviews, tough client calls, networking events, important meetings with the care team – but we’re feeling anything but large and in charge. What do you do in those instances? You fake it ‘til you make it! Here are […]

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Giveaway: Two Tix to Opening Night at the Mass Conference for Women

I’m giving away four tickets to opening night at the Mass Conference for Women, coming up this Wednesday, Dec. 9. The conference offers community, connection, information, inspiration, motivation and momentum to help you plan your career and life. It’s one of my favorite events every year.  This year’s Conference is sold out, but you can meet some of the […]

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8 Tips for Balancing Caregiving and Career

One weekend last summer I got a call that something was wrong at my parents’ house and could I go check on them immediately. I left the house the next morning and didn’t return for a week. It turned out they were both sick and in seven days I admitted my father to the ER, […]

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Hope for Working Caregivers: More Employee Benefits

“Elder care is a lot like being a parent in some respects but without the joy.” So said Janet James, a working daughter, in a Washington Post article titled, “Aging population prompts more employers to offer elder-care benefits to workers.” While James’ comment is sobering, the article is hopeful and outlines a number of companies that are addressing the […]

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Why Caregivers Should Lean In

Many women tell me that Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In is not applicable to them. “I’m not interested in building a high-powered career, I am interested in building a well-rounded life,” they say. That’s exactly why they should lean in at work. We know that female caregivers often suffer career, and therefore, financial, setbacks due to caregiving. According to The National Alliance […]

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Caregivers, If You Want Flexibility at Work, Do This

Are you looking for resources to help you balance caregiving and career? Become a member of Working Daughter to access our exclusive content. CLICK HERE to join. You will receive tools and tips, coaching, and access to a supportive community that understands the challenges of balancing life and caregiving.  

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5 Essential Items for Working Caregivers

If you’re juggling a job and caregiving, you need to be prepared for anything,     anytime – working in between doctor’s appointments, sleeping in the ER, and caring for yourself no matter how hectic your day gets.Keep these 5 essential items handy at all times. 1. A laptop and mobile hotspot Caregiving involves a lot of […]

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A Message for Managers: 3 Ways to Support Caregivers at Work

We talk so much about the impact parenting has on workers and yet parents can affect a career too. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 39.6 million people providing eldercare in the U.S., and the majority of them are women. The average caregiver is female, married, late 40s, with a living parent or parents […]

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