Parents Change the Game


Last month, the It’s Working Project had the opportunity to take a first look at the Lansinoh Nursing Lounge at Nationals Park. Major league baseball teams are stepping up to the plate when it comes to taking care of families, so, we wondered, why can’t the NFL do the same?

In the recent weeks leading up to the official start of football season, the It’s Working Project has partnered with to launch #ParentsChangeTheGame. As a result, petitions have been showing up all over the sitePortrait Project mom Kara Sassone, a Massachusetts native and proud supporter of the New England Patriots, says:

“‘You are marketed to as a family,’ said Sassone. ‘They sell the onesies, the mini jerseys, the mini footballs. They want families to be a part of this. So let’s make it a little bit kinder, nicer, more welcoming.’”

And Gillette isn’t the only stadium where fans want to see change. Steelers fan Stephanie Barnhart is petitioning Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Her petition describes stories of being “frustrated and humiliated” while trying to pump milk in a stadium bathroom stall.

The various petitions- to the Steelers, Patriots, 49ers, Redskins, Lions, and the Eagles, all asking they upgrade their facilities- have received overwhelming support, which does not come as much of a surprise considering we know how passionate and capable parents truly are. Here at the It’s Working Project, we are committed to ensuring the It’s Working both at home and at play, and we are proud to be working with football fans across the country to make bring our mission to life.

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It’s Working for Gabby Etrog Cohen- The SoulCycle VP Shares Her Story


Gabby Etrog Cohen is no stranger to finding balance in everyday life. The VP of Public Relations and Brand Strategy at SoulCycle and mother of two recently shared her story with the It’s Working Project- And a lot of good can be taken from what she has to say.

SoulCycle was founded on the belief that fitness could be inspiring, so it makes sense that the company would be built of team of incredibly inspiring employees like Cohen. Holding such a high position in an increasingly growing company while being the mother to two young children isn’t an easy task, but Cohen explains how she makes it work:

“When I am home, I really try to be home. I put my phone down. When I’m at work, unless it’s an emergency, I’m not checking in with my kids or dealing with home stuff, I’m really focused where I am and present.”

With all that she has going on in life, Cohen finds a way to make sure It’s Working. How do you balance career and family? Make sure to share your story with the It’s Working Project- we are listening.

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