Juggling work and family has never been easy. In today’s net-speed economy, it seems harder and harder to maintain a balanced lifestyle while simultaneously achieving career nirvana. Single parents are forced to choose jobs convenient to their childcare situation, and working women have a difficult time convincing bosses that they don’t deserve to be relegated to the « mommy track. » Fortunately, an increasing number of employers are listening carefully to such concerns. Even in fields with notoriously grueling schedules, employees are increasingly demanding — and getting — flexible hours, creative compensation plans and family-friendly perks.