GC4W Motherhood News & Advice

Tips to Help Self-Employed Mothers Achieve Balance and Success

Being a working mom is hard, but being an entrepreneur who is building a startup can present even more challenges. You’re probably not confined to a traditional work schedule so there isn’t much “time off.” There are going to be many, many learning curves along the way. All while trying to prioritize your own family. When the company you’re growing feels like raising…

Angelina Jolie Says She’s Rediscovering Herself as a Mother of Teenagers

Angelina Jolie is learning a lot from her growing kids! In a new interview with Hello!, the 44-year-old actress opens up about how watching her six children with ex Brad Pitt become teenagers has impacted her. “When your children are little you feel more ‘mommy.’ When they are teenagers you start to remember yourself as a teenager,” she says of Maddox, 18, Pax, 15,…

The Unspeakable Cost of Parenthood

One morning in May 2016 — having unexpectedly become a single parent several months earlier, and sick of lying awake nights trying to mentally balance my household budget — I did something that, at the time, felt drastic and slightly shameful. After taking my 5-year-old to school and my 2-year-old to day care, I returned to our fourth-floor walk-up, tidied…

8 Working Moms Share how they Find Work-Life Balance

There’s no denying that working moms are masters at multitasking. But, between changing diapers, setting up playdates and juggling conference calls, today’s career women are struggling to live up to unrealistic work-life balance expectations. Not only are they carpooling, cooking dinner and creating Pinterest-worthy birthday parties. They’re also spending countless hours at the office climbing their way up the corporate ladder. “Expectations are…