Work-life Balance

Work-life balance: real stories

Tamara El-Rahi | 20 February 2015
Renewing the culture of the home.

Happy personal life or hefty paycheck?

Tamara El-Rahi | 29 September 2014
This CEO quit to spend more time with his young daughter.

Working mothers: to everything, a season

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 September 2014
"One thing at a time" makes sense for young families.

Anyone can do the house-work; but who is doing the home-work?

Bernard Toutounji | 18 August 2014
A vital part of our economy is being overlooked.

Do you think that women can have it all?

Tamara El-Rahi | 10 July 2014
I say "yes", just maybe not at the same time.

What the older and wiser think you should know

Tamara El-Rahi | 09 April 2014
Most important life lesson from older people? Love your work.

Mothering in the work-life balancing act

Joanna Roughton | 14 February 2014
Middleclass mothers in the UK are deserting the workplace in droves.

Millenials choose demanding jobs over having kids

Nicole M. King | 17 January 2014
Millenials would like to have kids someday, but they just don’t see how it could work

Breastfeeding and feminist frustration

Nicole M. King | 01 July 2013
Breast-feeding shouldn't be criticised for keeping women from "full participation in public life", as feminist academics contend.

What has to change before women can “have it all”

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 June 2012
Sheryl Sandberg is now on the board of Facebook -- but there's a bigger buzz this week about an article in The Atlantic entitled, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All".

Irish women more satisfied with life than men

David Quinn | 04 June 2012
The OECD’s latest ‘Better Life Index’ shows that Irish women have a better overall quality of life than men when a range of different factors is taken into account.

How men contribute to Australian happiness

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 May 2012
It’s happiness survey time again, with the publication of the OECD’s annual Better Life Index. And, for once, it’s not a Scandinavian country that comes out on top.

Executive errors

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 April 2012
Carol Bartz, former president and CEO of Yahoo, admits her biggest mistake -- and it wasn't not spending enough time at the office...

Connected to work - checked out of life?

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 February 2011
Parents who have a managerial or executive job, and perhaps some lower down the employment ladder, are having to make some hard decisions about their use of communication technology.

Gen Y not so keen on gender equality

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 October 2010
An Australian study has set the traditional-role-division cat among the gender equality pigeons: the tide of opinion seems to have swung against the feminist ideal of an equal division of domestic and market work between husbands and wives.

Musical mom has kids and career

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 July 2010
A reader in Canada has alerted me to a really great article -- a profile of a musical mother who is keeping up her career but not letting it get in the way of having a family. Child number four is on the way and won’t be the last if she and her husband have their way.

The pursuit of happiness

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 September 2009
Is it time to shelve materialistic measures of a country’s progress such as gross domestic product and replace them with quality of life indicators like access to healthcare, ecological footprint and work-life balance?

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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