Archive | January, 2009

Me and Caroline Kennedy

When Caroline Kennedy wanted to be considered for Hillary Clinton’s seat in the US Senate, a number of articles appeared presenting her as the icon of mid-life womanhood, returning to the workplace after years spent in the home raising children. To which I thoughtfully responded, “Huh?” A seat in the US Senate is hardly your [...]

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The Stimulus Plan: Why You Should Care, What You Should Know

We face a dire economic crisis. Many of us are losing jobs, our health insurance, our homes, and watching whatever savings we had disappear. Businesses are closing, and households are under severe stress. The U.S. Congress is crafting a wholly unprecedented plan right now to minimize the devastating effect of our snowballing monetary volatility. Among [...]

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A Distant Echo

Contributed by MOTHERS volunteer and guest blogger Rosanne Weston.On December 28th of 2008, The New York Times Book Review published an essay on Phyllis McGinley. OK, I can hear a resounding chorus of, “Who?” It’s not surprising. Phyllis McGinley, a poet of what was termed “light verse” focusing mainly, without irony, on the joys of [...]

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Something for Everyone: Working or Not Working, The Basic Issues Are The Same

Why does MOTHERS, an organization that promotes the societal value of caregiving and protects the economic security of caregivers, concern itself so with issues arising from women in the paid labor force? It’s a good question. While noting that more mothers of young children work outside the home than don’t, we are not exclusively pro-”working [...]

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