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Work/Life Resources


Working motherhood and family life:

Working Mother Magazine:
Magazine for new generation of career women

Families and Work Institute:
Nonprofit research organization that studies the workforce, workplace and families

The Juggle:
Wall Street Journal blog on juggling work and family

Work+Life Fit, Inc. blog
Blog by work/life fit strategist Cali Williams Yost

Conferences, coaching groups, webinars, tools and resources for women and men returning to work after a career break

Equally Shared Parenting:
Website devoted to helping couples share career and parenting equally

Cool sites by moms we know:

Play This Way Every Day

Toy company launched by mom/pediatrician/entrepreneur featured in our book

Jen and Barb: mom life
View episodes of this webseries, produced by a mom featured in the book

Lawyers and work/life balance:

JD Bliss: Balancing Life and the Law

Staying at Home, Staying in the Law

National Association of Women Lawyers

Work Life Law

Project for Attorney Retention

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

Research and statistics:


Center for Women’s Business Research

U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau


Ellen Galinsky, Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs (Harper 2010)

Deborah Epstein Henry, Law & Re-Order: Legal Industry Solutions for Work/Life Balance, Retention, Promotion & Restructure (ABA Publishing 2010)

Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin, Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work (Business Plus 2007)

Kristin Maschka, This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today(Penguin 2009)

Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success (HarperCollins 2009)

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project (Harper Collins 2009)

Marc and Amy Vachon, Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents (Perigee 2010)

Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy, Glass Ceilings & 100-Hour Couples: What the Opt-Out Phenomenon Can Teach Us About Work and Family (University of Georgia Press 2010)

Leslie Morgan Steiner, The Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives and Their Families (2006)

Cathleen Benko and Anne Weisberg, Mass Career Customization (Harvard Business School Press 2007)

Carol EvansThis is How We Do It: The Working Mothers’ Manifesto (2006)

Linda R. Hirshman, Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World (2006)

Margaret Heffernan, How She Does It: How Women Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Rules of Business Success (2007)

George Kaufman, The Lawyer’s Guide to Balancing Life and Work (2006)

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success (2007)

Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman, Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers (2007)

Julie Tower-PierceStaying at Home, Staying in the Law: A Guide to Remaining Active in the Legal Profession While Pursuing Your Dreams (2008)

Nancy Levit and Douglas O. Linder, The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law (Oxford University Press, 2010)