We’re Working Moms Against Guilt, and we approve these resources.
We’re sharing these particular blogs and websites because they’re either written by working moms, or for us, or on topics that relate to us. (Always open to more suggestions, so if you know of a great blog for this list, send it our way.)
- The 24-Hour Workday
- About.com: Working Moms
- Authentic Organizations
- Blonde Mom Blog
- Brazen Careerist
- A Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker Adventures
- Busy Working Mama
- Connecticut Working Moms
- Diary of a Working Mom
- Dirt and Noise
- The Fence
- The Glass Hammer
- Liberating Working Moms
- Living Self-Care
- Manic Mommies
- Marketing Mommy
- Mom to the Screaming Masses
- Mommin’ It Up
- Mommy Tracked
- Moms at Work (Orlando Sentinel)
- The Motherlode (New York Times)
- Only a Breath
- Proud Working Mom
- Redefining Mom
- Queer Femme Mama
- Self-Made Mom
- Spelhouse Love
- The Stylish Working Mama
- Wheels on the Bus
- Women and Work
- Women on the Fence
- Work + Money (Yahoo Shine)
- Work in Progress (Forbes)
- Working Moms Break
- Working Moms Lifestyle
- The Working Parent’s Survival Guide
- The Work/Life Balancing Act (Miami Herald)
- WorkLife Nation
Books & Magazines
Here are a few of our faves for reading on real paper or tablet, whatever you prefer.
- 21 Ways to Connect with Your Kids by Kathi Lipp [Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood – The Good, The Bad, and the Scary by Jill Smokler
- The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World by Christine Fonseca [Watch our Google Hangout with the author of this book]
- I Love Mondays: And Other Confessions from Devoted Working Moms by Michelle Cove [See our review of this book]
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg [See our post inspired by this book]
- Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink by Katrina Alcorn [Read an exclusive excerpt from this book]
- Mommy Guilt: Learn to Worry Less, Focus on What Matters Most, and Raise Happier Kids by Julie Bort, Aviva Pflock and Devra Renner
- The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation by Sharon Lerner
- Working Mom Survival Guide: How to Run Around Less & Enjoy Life More by Suzanne Riss and Teresa Palagano
We think more companies and non-profits should focus their efforts on helping working mothers and families … but these are a good start. Check ‘em out, and if you’d like nominate a mom-friendly workplace or nonprofit, tell us about it.
- Alliance for Work-Life Progress: Advances work-life as part of an integrated total rewards strategy. This alliance defines and acknowledges best practices and innovation, facilitates dialogue, and elevates work-life thought leadership.
- Families and Work Institute: Nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, family and community. As a preeminent think-tank, FWI is known for being ahead of the curve, identifying emerging issues, and then conducting rigorous research that often challenges common wisdom, provides insight and knowledge.
- Flex+Strategy Group: For almost two decades, they’ve answered the questions and created the cutting edge solutions at the intersection of strategic work flexibility for business and work+life fit for people.
- Mom Corps: Professional talent acquisition and career development firm. Companies of all sizes trust Mom Corps as their go-to resource for finding experienced professionals. Mom Corps helps these companies leverage a loyal talent network of over 150,000 candidates, their networks of like-minded individuals, and traditional recruiting methods to find high-caliber talent for organizations.
- Moms Rising: A transformative online and on-the-ground multicultural organization of more than million members and over a hundred aligned organizations working to increase family economic security, to end discrimination against women and mothers, and to build a nation where both businesses and families can thrive.
- Nest Consultants: Flesché Tuller Hesch coaches small and medium-sized business clients (especially moms) to help them successfully run their own businesses and spend more time with their kids.
- Truly Accomplished: Offers measurement solutions that maximize your motivation by helping you clarify what you want – even when you’re not sure – and prioritizing your efforts. As you track your results, immediate feedback shows you what you’ve accomplished and where to focus next for the most benefit. Meet our powerful, positive, guilt-free, all-business-but-actually-fun-to-use tools.
- Work and Family Researchers Network: International membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers. The WFRN also welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders.
We are one a select group of blogs that JOHNSON’S Baby tapped to join their CARES Council.
Know of a resource that we should add to this list? Tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.