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A Room Of Our Own – Interview with Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Author of Mothers Unite!

With Mother’s Day less than a week away, my thoughts turn towards what change mothers can bring about by working together.  Mothers are getting together all over the country, sharing their experiences and stories, and pushing our legislators to make our families stronger and safer.  Researcher Jocelyn Elise Crowley, author of Mothers Unite! Organizing for [...]

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You Flex First: Reflections on Workforce Re-Entry by a Mother Who Never Fully Entered in the First Place

(Your (Wo)Man in Washington has stepped out to enjoy the glorious cherry trees and our capital city in its spring finery. She has turned her keyboard over to new MOTHERS member Jennifer L. G. Minear, for a guest post on workplace flexibility, the subject of a first-ever forum at the White House this week.) A [...]

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Results Oriented Work Environment (ROWE) in the US Capitol

This week on the Hill, members of the Work, Family and Health Network presented their findings at a congressional briefing about the intersection of workplace policy and workers’ health and well-being. When employees face conflict between work and family obligations, there is an increase in their stress level, greater risk of heart disease, and a [...]

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Work Environments that Work for Families

Written by MOTHERS volunteer Kelly Coyle DiNorcia ( Before I became a mother, I spent long hours in the office. I probably logged sixty or seventy hours a week as an administrator for a non-profit organization on average – during busy times it was more than that and less during the slower months. When I [...]

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