Alice Gomstyn, Washington Post

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Past articles by Alice:

How to tell whether a prospective employer is actually ‘family-friendly’

The quest for work-life balance can lead parents to change jobs. But they may face a rude awakening when promises are broken or personnel changes transform the environment. → Read More

List: Songs Removed From Your Gynecologist’s Office Playlist

Sum 41: “In Too Deep” Madonna: “Into the Groove” Tom Jones: “What’s New Pussycat?” Salt-N-Pepa: “Push It” No Doubt: “Spiderwebs” Van Halen: “Fire i... → Read More

How schools are failing working parents — and how some are helping

Here are some approaches for administrators and families to keep everyone in the loop. → Read More

A “Changing Table Locator” App May Soon Become a Reality

Shelby Gull Laird and Jacob Smithers hope to make an app out of their Changing Table Locator site, to help parents find changing tables in public places. → Read More

Powerful Calendar Proves Whether You Breastfeed or Bottle Feed, "Fed Is Best"

Two Minnesota mothers created a beautiful calendar called, "Judge Less: Fed is Best," featuring pictures of babies being breastfed and bottle fed. → Read More

Artist Transforms Bratz Dolls into Malala, J.K. Rowling, and More Iconic Women

A Canadian woman is turning Bratz dolls into child versions of iconic women like J.K. Rowling, jane Goodall, and Malala Yousafzai. → Read More

They Survived Cancer, Now They’re Fundraising to Start a Family

Matt and Heidi Cahill are both cancer survivors faced with infertility and an empty savings account due to the treatments that saved their lives. → Read More

16 Real Working Mom Struggles

Even if they manage to secure reliable childcare, working moms still face plenty of smaller hurdles that can ruin a day. → Read More

Military Moms (and Their Babies) Pose for Viral Breastfeeding Photo

Air Force veteran and photographer Tara Ruby talks to Babble about the breastfeeding photo shared 'round the world. → Read More

Lawyer Dad Serves Eviction Notice to Overdue Baby

Lawyer Jake Kempton's daughter was born hours after he "served" her with an eviction notice. → Read More

Mom Becomes Internet Sensation After Dancing to "Tootsee Roll" During Labor

Yuki Nishizawa busts some serious moves while the song "Tootsee Roll" plays in her hospital room. → Read More

Lice Are Now Harder to Kill Than Ever Before

A new study says the head lice that annoy millions of grade -school students every year are becoming — gulp — harder to kill. → Read More

Mom Breastfeeds in Olive Garden, Gets Free Dessert from Stranger

An anonymous restaurant patron surprised a Pennsylvania nursing mom with tiramisu and a sweet note. → Read More

Target Will Remove Gender Labels From Toy and Bedding Sections

The announcement comes a couple of months after a customer's photo of a Target toy aisle sign went viral. → Read More

Why So Many Middle School Friendships Don't Last

A study of more than 400 teenagers delved into exactly why so many middle school friendships don't last. → Read More

Netflix's New Parental Leave Policy Is a Game Changer

Netflix is offering all new parents unlimited time off during the first year of a child's life or the first year following his or her adoption. → Read More

The New Breast Pump Design That Aims to Change the Game

Kohana's new breast pump that may be hitting the market soon can be worn under your clothes, making for a discreet pumping experience. → Read More

Strangers Rush to Help Mom Stuck at Hospital with Sick Baby

Kaylee Goemans, mom with a sick baby, posted to Facebook with an emergency request for help and the response was incredible. → Read More

5 Weird Things I Do Now That I'm a Parent

All the other parents get extremely invested in cartoon character relationships and drink juice out of mugs, too, right? → Read More

The Innovative New Perk One Company Is Offering Breastfeeding Working Moms

Here's an innovative way to make life easier for new moms -- ship their breast milk back home to their babies while they're away on business. → Read More