Work/Life Balance Keychain

$1 from the purchase of this keychain goes to helping bring paid family leave to all 50 states.
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Uncommon Collection


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Give and Take

You're passionate about your work. As a partner, parent, son, or daughter (probably more than one of those) you're also committed to family. We think Vassie from Annapolis, Maryland said it best in her review of this this artfully industrial pewter keychain, which features a bead that slides between the etched words "work" and "life": "We each hold the keys to balancing our lives. This is the perfect reminder of that."

We should all be able to balance the two, but most Americans can't afford to take time off to care for a new child or seriously ill loved one: Just four states make paid family leave a requirement in the workplace. $1 from the purchase of this keychain will go to Family Values @ Work—an organization that supports family-friendly workplace policies—and their efforts to bring paid family leave to all 50 states. Made in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Visit our interactive map to help make paid family leave happen where you live!


Made in Rhode Island

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Exclusive Design was established in 1965 by an artistic war vet who needed a job. Creatively Yours, their design partner, was started in 1992 as a place where its founder, Donna McKeown, could be creative and bring joy to people through gifts that celebrate their passions.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Work/Life Balance Keychain qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

You're passionate about your work. As a partner, parent, son, or daughter (probably more than one of those) you're also committed to family. This artfully industrial pewter keychain inspires us to find balance in life, with a bead that slides between the the words "work" and "life," which are subtly etched into either end.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

Creatively Yours, design partner of manufacturer Exclusive Design, provides high quality, handcrafted gifts that support American businesses.

fair wage

Exclusive Design, the manufacturer, pays employees a starting wage of $11/hr., which falls within 10% of Providence County's living wage.

- Local (Rhode Island State) minimum wage: $9.60
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Providence County: $11.09

paid time off

Exclusive Design provides two weeks of vacation and holidays off, with five days paid sick leave.

recycling primary/secondary materials

Scrap metal is remelted and reused. Packaging is made of recycled materials and is recyclable.

charitable giving

Exclusive Design and Creatively Yours do not have charitable giving programs, but meet all other Collection criteria.

Environmentally Friendly Materials

Lead-free pewter, an allow consisting primarily of tin, a natural source material.

Resourceful Packaging

Kraft boxes and paper are made from recycled materials and recyclable.


There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Work/Life Balance Keychain: UncommonGoods.

Only at UncommonGoods Made in the USA
Made from
lead-free pewter
2" L x .36" D x 1.2" W; 2oz.
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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Beautiful piece and wonderful message.

Midland, TX


Perfect Daily Reminder


On my keychain to remind me multiple times a day that life is not just work.

Tulsa, Ok


Beautiful piece


This can make a wonderful and meaningful gift, signaling support and love to the recipient

Los Angeles


Perfect Gift for Employees


I needed to purchase 12 gifts - this was perfect for both men & women

New York


Really cool gift


Noticed it just when it was needed for a dear friend.

Pleasanton, CA


I would buy it again


Uses for apartment/truck keys



Perfect reminder...Perfect gift


We each hold the keys to balancing our lives. This is the perfect reminder of that.

Annapolis, MD


great and meaningful small gift


useful and meaningful gift about balancing parenthood with work

Rhode Island


Fell Apart Within 2 Weeks


Not for actual use, it seems. Given as a gift on June 20th. Was well received, neat concept. HOWEVER, by July 5th, with very light use (had a single car key and car remote attached, recipient drove only about 8 times while he had it; the rest of the time it hung untouched or bumped from key hooks at his home and office) it had broken. The charm fell off on as he slipped his keys back into his pocket. Fell straight down, just a few feet, and was heavily dented on the pavement. Liked the look, disappointed by the quality.

Boston, MA


Work/Life Balance Keychain

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