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Night Shift Moms

Millions of working moms work night shifts to reap its possible parenting benefits. Cristen and Caroline look into the intersections of motherhood and shift work, as well as health risks associated with working while the kids are sleeping.

Lean In + SMNTY: Unbalancing "Work-Life Balance"

One part of Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead" that resonated with me most immediately didn't deal with getting along in the workplace. Rather, it was her advice on dating and the household division of labor that made me put down the book for a moment and ponder. In chapters eight and nine, she discusses how to "Make Your Partner a Real Partner" and "The Myth of Doing It All," two topics that have been on my mind a great deal in the past year as I've moved in with my boyfriend and merged our lives more than ever before. Sandberg says of dating and mating: "I truly believe that the single most important career decision that a woman makes is whether she will have a life partner and who that partner is,"...

Today's professional women sometimes rely on nannies to help them out in the domestic sphere, yet many of them seem to feel guilty about it. Why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen examine the dynamics and dilemmas of employing a nanny.