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Judgement-free Support Group Helps New Moms Thrive at Work

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Most working moms can agree: working and raising a family is demanding in ways that can sometimes catch you off-guard. In a recent New York Times article, researchers found that “women underestimate the costs of motherhood. The mismatch is biggest for those with college degrees, who invest in an education and expect to maintain a career.”

Never Too Old for Family

The importance of adopting teenagers
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Every child, no matter their age or the circumstances of their journey through foster care, is adoptable. In a recent article for Adoptive Families magazine, our President & CEO, Rita Soronen, shares common myths and realities about adopting teens and older children.

Read more on the Adoptive Families Magazine website

 

Our Child Is Perfect, Even When He Isn’t

By Sadie Marshall-Corley
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Sadie and her husband, Cody, adopted their son, Latrell, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The Corleys, who live in Louisiana, want to raise awareness about the importance of foster care adoption, and specifically, the critical need to find permanent, loving homes for teenagers in foster care.

You Can Give the Gift of Family This Holiday Season

A gift to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption supports children like Haylee
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After living a life of uncertainty, growing up in homes that were deemed unsafe and foster homes that were not permanent, Haylee was adopted by the Patterson family when she was 14 years old. "They love me for me and work with me through the hard times. They do not give up on me." This holiday season, give the gift of family to help us find a permanent home and loving family for more youth, like Haylee.
 

How to Strengthen the (Work-Life) Balance Muscle

Though I didn’t always know it was possible, I’ve found a way to thrive in the office as well as at home. It’s time to make sure all employees can do the same. Here’s how we’re leading the movement at Nestlé.
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By Judy Cascapera, Chief People Officer at Nestlé USA

When I had my children more than two decades ago, I went back to work after four weeks. I even hid my pregnancies from my all-male team for as long as I could. I felt that if I didn’t, I’d be judged and my career would suffer.

The Whirlpool Family

Three generations of Farringtons have worked for appliance maker
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By Tony Wittkowski

BENTON HARBOR — Eric and Mike Farrington have an easy time running through their family’s lineage.

To do so is effortless because a good portion of it can be found at Whirlpool Corp.

The Farrington clan has seen the home appliance maker grow and extend its reach across the world in a manner of decades. In Whirlpool’s 106 years of existence – dating to when it was the Upton Machine Co. – there has been a Farrington working there for the last 71 years.

As of 2017, the Farringtons have collectively spent more than a century at Whirlpool.

Weatherford Families Celebrate Fun Day of STEM Activities in Ukraine

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This year, Weatherford marks 10 years serving the Ukrainian market. In celebration, the company hosted its employees and their families for a day of fun and learning.

Weatherford is committed to enriching the communities in which it operates. This commitment to sustainability includes not only safeguarding the well-being of employees, but also inspiring the next generation to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) so that they might one day follow in their parents’ footsteps with a career in energy.

Family Farms: Passing on the Legacy

Succession planning ensures farms pass between generations smoothly.
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Half a Century of Hard Work

Farming is more than just a job. It’s an all-encompassing lifestyle, and it’s not uncommon for farmers to work for 50 years or more on their farms. That’s 50 years of waking up before sunrise, eating lunch in the combine, harvesting till midnight, and working long hours repairing equipment. It’s also 50 years of managing property, equipment, and livestock, often with decades spent establishing relationships with employees, neighbors, suppliers, bankers, advisors, brokers, breeders, and more.

#TagYourHalf During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Staci Salazar & Colby Shipwash, authors of the blogs "Our Family Lifestyle" and "Days of Domestic Dad"
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Hi, I’m Staci from Our Family LifestyleHi, I’m Colby from Days of a Domestic Dad.

We’ve been married for almost 23 years and have 5 children.

From the moment we met in high school, I have been making the moves and calling the shots. My Type A personality and Colby’s easy-going attitude have kept us checked and balanced in our marriage, in raising our children, and in life. 

Healthy Homes, Healthy Families, Healthy Cities

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Sharda lives in a village in western India, with four walls and a roof over her head. And yet Sharda still did not have a decent place to live.

Like nearly half of her country’s residents, she lacked access to a sanitary toilet.

To raise awareness and inspire action, the United Nations has designated Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day, a day to motivate the global community to address the tremendous needs of families like Sharda’s.

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