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Anyone see the recent issue of U.S. News & World Report that says more moms are finding smart ways to blend work and family? I kindof “borrowed” mine from my doctor’s office (one reason I haven’t been blogging: forgive me — hurt my back and been a bit under the weather).

But I digress. The good news: is that women today are rejecting the “supermom” image from the 80s as well as the “soccer mom” stereotype of the 90s and today are more likely to negotiate flexible schedules at work and demand more participating from their partners at home. Nearly 26 percent of working women with children under 18 work flexible schedules, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared with 14 percent in 1991. Most of us, when pressed, would rather have the “part-time ideal,” but if you can’t get that, it’s good to know that we’re all in the same boat (I say this after my boss has been SUPER nice since I hurt my back: thanks ML!).

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at 4:33 pm by Jeanne Muchnick. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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Jeanne MuchnickJeanne Muchnick is a multi-tasking mama who's been writing about her two girls ever since they were born. She's the former Editor of Baby Magazine turned InTown Senior Editor whose parenting stories have also appeared in a variety of national consumer magazines including Woman's Day, Healthy Kids, Parents, Parenting, Pregnancy, FamilyFun and more. She lives in Larchmont, NY with her two girls: Corey, 14 and Sydney, 11, her husband, Mark and her flat coated retriever, Chip.
Mary Lynn
MitchamMary Lynn Mitcham, the editor-in-chief of InTown Westchester, is new to the mom scene. Her son, Owen, was born on the Fourth of July, 2006. Needless to say, she's still trying to figure out how to get herself - and her son - dressed and fed and still make it on time to work. Before she joined InTown and motherhood, she worked as a senior editor at Travel Holiday magazine and has freelanced for several publications including Parenting, Adoptive Families, Bridal Guide, Boating, Men's Fitness, and more. She lives in Westchester with her new baby and her husband, Adam.
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