Work-life balance is a state of well-being that allows a person to manage effectively multiple responsibilities at work, at home, and in their community. It is about “living a fulfilled life inside and outside paid work, and having control over your time so one can achieve that” Our need in this article is to clarify the impact of home life on work life (and vice versa). In particular we have found that examining the work-home relationship in terms of boundaries helps generate concepts that often run counter to traditional recommendations in this area. Conventional theories suggest integration of home and work through facilities like child care at work. However, we argue that the employee needs to have clear boundaries between the two domains and some degree of separation.