New Company Helps Moms and Women Everywhere ‘Work on Their Own Terms’

Milena Berry has the type of lifestyle many harried working moms would kill for. She’s a CEO who works from home most days and adjusts her working hours to ensure plenty of quality time with her family. She also builds room into her schedule for herself, enjoying yoga, cycling, and other exercise.

But Berry, 37, doesn’t want to be one of just a few women to achieve that coveted goal of work/life balance. She wants to be one of many — and it’s her job to make that happen.

Berry and Katharine Zaleski are the co-founders of PowerToFly, a new company that matches women with technical and editorial skills to remote work opportunities that allow them to control their schedules… Read more on Babble.com.

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The Dark Side of the Modern ‘Super Parent’

Rachel Hillestad hasn’t perfected the art of French braiding her daughters’ hair. She doesn’t serve organic, free-range chicken for dinner. And for her four kids’ first day of school, she didn’t photograph them posing with cute chalkboards listing their ages and heights, as she saw some of her friends doing.

The Kansas City mom feels guilty about all of it — her perceived shortcomings as a parent. And because she has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, that guilt translates into torturing herself with the same self-critical thoughts over and over: “You’re not a good mom,” and “Your kids don’t know you love them.”

Read more on Today.com.

Inside the Ebola Swag Market

Infectious disease experts have assured the U.S. public that despite the Ebola outbreak raging abroad, Americans’ chances of contracting the illness at home are virtually nil. Anyone, however, can have Ebola adorning their walls, their necks or even their children’s playrooms, for a price.

A handful of North American-based businesses sell Ebola-themed products ranging from jewelry to home decor…Read more on NBCNews.com.

Satire: The Mildly Disturbing Future of Youth Sports in America

A physician fed up with constantly treating sports-related injuries in children recently relayed his frustration in an op-ed in The New York Times. Ron J. Turker, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, decried the intensity of youth sports today.

“[O]ur very young kids play harder, and for more hours, than ever before,” Dr. Turker wrote. “… As parents, we want what’s best for our kids but we’ve abdicated our parental rights and duties to the new societal norm. Youth sports have become big business.”

Assuming parents and coaches don’t heed Dr. Turker’s criticism, what might the future of youth sports and, say, youth sports summer camps look like? I had one idea …

Dear Parents,

We are thrilled that your young athletes are joining us here at Camp Run And Play this summer. Their one-week stay will be chock-full of every challenging and enriching activity a budding sports star could possibly imagine! Rest assured that although 98% of youngsters fail to secure college athletic scholarships, the thousands that you are paying in camp tuition for our professional training program will at least somewhat improve your son or daughter’s depressingly minuscule chances of being among the coveted two percent. Way to go, Mom and Dad!

Read more on Babble.com.