part time

The things you can’t control

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by Katrina on September 10, 2012

I’ve hit one of those weird rough patches. In the last two months… The radiator hose on our car exploded in a steaming mess while driving our daughter to a camping trip. The day Car #1 got back from the shop, Car #2 blew a tire. A week later, on my way to an important […]


The pregnant CEO

by Katrina on July 19, 2012

By now you’ve heard that the new CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, also happens to be six months pregnant with her first child. I’ve been torn between two reactions: 1. Dang! That is so cool! 2. She’s only taking “a few weeks” maternity leave? OK, I will try to suspend my disbelief. Maybe that will […]


Nancy Davis Kho is a freelance writer and consultant in the Bay Area, with two daughters, age 13 and 10. Since her first child was born, she has tried just about every possible work schedule, from full time to part time to no time, and some other stuff in between. Today she gives us a […]


The myth of part time

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by Katrina on April 13, 2011

My last full time job was leading a team of designers for a web agency. I used to hire a lot of freelancers when we had more work than our staff could handle. Some of these freelancers were moms who limited their hours so they could pick their kids up from daycare. They were exceptionally […]


Is two working parents a “good thing”?

by Katrina on January 31, 2011

Lucie’s guest post last week touched a nerve with several blog readers. If you haven’t read it, her post was about why it’s easier to be a working mom in France than in the U.S. (Lucie was born in France, lived most of her adult life in California, and is now living in France with […]


Moms turned inside out (Part II.)

by Katrina on September 29, 2010

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post. If you haven’t read it yet, start here. And now I give you four more amazing, successful, competent women, inside and out.* ‘O’—Stay-at-home mom “by choice” Outside: O. is the mother many of us hoped we would be. She takes great pleasure making beautiful things for others to […]