The Making it Work Survey
In support of my coaching practice, I am researching different approaches and attitudes towards balancing career and family. I am interested in experiences from expecting parents, new parents, parents of expanding families, and more experienced parents. If you have any questions, please contact me at
Are you a mom or a dad?
How many children do you have?
Expecting more than 1
Which of the following best describes you?
Parent of one
Parent of multiples (twins, triplets, etc)
Expecting again (not for the first time)
Parent of two or more
Are you currently working in addition to parenting?
Yes - full time
Yes - part time for my employer
Yes - I work for myself
If so, what do you do?
Are you the primary breadwinner in your family?
My partner and I contribute equally
How would you describe your parenting arrangement?
Single parent - only parental caregiver
I am the primary care-giver
My partner is the primary care-giver
My partner and I co-parent dividing responsibilties equally
I do the majority of parenting, but my partner helps a lot
My partner does the majority of the parenting, but I help a lot
How satisfied are you with your current balance of work, family, and other aspects of your life?
What have been your most difficult struggles in balancing family and career?
What are your top priorities in your life right now?
What strategies have you implemented to make it all work?
What does the little tape recorder in your head always re-play?
This refers to the little voice in your head that reminds you about where you're falling short, are unhappy, hard on yourself, etc.
If you're working outside the home, how passionate and committed do you feel about your career? Why?
What are the most present constraints in your life?
Conflict with partner
Inflexible work environment
Please tell me more about any of the constraints you listed above.
What are you doing to work with these constraints?
What have you learned about the balancing act that you think others might benefit from?
May I follow up with you to learn more about your expiences?
If you answered yes above, please provide your name, contact details, and the best time to get in touch.
Do you have a story or an example of how you make it work? If so, please share!
May I use your answers, in an anonymous way, on my blog and website?
Yes, you may so long as you keep my identity anonymous
No, please don't write anything specifically about what I've shared
Yes pending my approval of a draft. (for those who will share their identity)
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