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Where's a time-crunched lawyer mom churning out briefs by day, laundering briefs by night and sleeping only briefly to turn for advice to allay the stress of balancing work and family? Over a year ago, the answer would have been "nowhere." And that's why Amy Keroes, formerly an associate at Latham and Watkins and then in-house counsel at The Gap, co-founded, which she describes as "a website with a mission to provide time-crunched, over-extended, multi-tasked-out moms an informative and entertaining resource to help alleviate some of the stress associated with working outside the home while raising a family," according to this article, A Recipe of Help for Working Moms (, 5/2007). The site also includes a survival guide, a reading room, messageboards and an "in the spotlight" feature on working moms in the news. What's enjoyable about the site, in my view, is that it doesn't just feature the traditional working mom with a full-time nanny or daycare watching kids but also includes lots of examples of moms (including Keroes herself who runs her site and provides freelance legal service to The Gap) experimenting with flex-time hours, writing books or striking out on their own so that they can tip the work-life balance scales in their favor.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on May 2, 2007 at 05:02 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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