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March 18, 2007

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Lauren Young

There are plenty of blogs out there about parenting, but I've yet to find many good ones for working parents. Here's one that is definitely worth bookmarking: Deloitte & Touche USA's Women's Initiative Blog.

Deloitte, the consulting firm, is notable for its outstanding effort to retain working moms. Leading the charge is Cathy Benko, who is Deloitte's National Managing Director of the Initiative for the Retention and Advancement of Women. Now she's blogging about her experiences and insights.

In a recent entry called "Compulsively Transparent", Benko admits that she once missed a partner's meeting so she could go to a Nordstrom's sale. And she actually confessed this deep, dark secret during a partners' meeting!

Now here's my secret: If you are reading this entry between 9:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. on a Wednesday, chances are I'll be at yoga. Since I work from home on Wednesdays, I like to get up early, do a bit of work, and then go to a morning class. Working Parents readers: What have you done on the sly while you are supposed to be working? Do tell!

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I may or may not have blogged when I was supposed to be working. I'm not telling.

Posted by: Career and Kids at March 20, 2007 11:43 PM

Thanks for the great tip- the blog seems great - open and honest for even a huge corporation. And I can totally relate to going to Nordstrom's when I was supposed to be working. It's so hard to get downtown on my days off, really!

Posted by: Selfmademom at March 21, 2007 07:01 PM

Also working from home, I find that it doesn't matter what I actually do when I'm supposed to be working, so long as the work gets done well, on time and on budget.

If I'm out of the house/office when I should be working, I usually end up sacrificing personal time later anyway. So, if I hit the sale at Nordstrom, I'll end up at my desk after the kids are in bed and I should be decompressing my hubby instead of on the computer.

The universe has a way of finding its' own balance.

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