Archive | April, 2010
Mother is a Verb

Mother is a Verb

Mother… care… wash… wipe… love… warn… kiss… hold… encourage… read… feed… cook… tell… pray… worry… give… teach… listen… adapt… hug… launder… work… load… birth… clean… sweep… sing… beam… talk… unload… drive… nurture… protect… rock… bend… soothe… coax… calm… cool… push… lift… clasp… yell… walk. Walk. Walk a Mile for Mothers Become a member of my [...]

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Equal Pay Day and the Marlboro Man

Equal Pay Day is just around the corner, so it’s a good time to take stock once again of how women’s earnings compare with those of men. Your (Wo)Man in Washington has buried her nose in so many economic reports, federal statistical surveys, and stacks of mind-numbing data, she feels entitled to confidently assert the [...]

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You Flex First: Reflections on Workforce Re-Entry by a Mother Who Never Fully Entered in the First Place

(Your (Wo)Man in Washington has stepped out to enjoy the glorious cherry trees and our capital city in its spring finery. She has turned her keyboard over to new MOTHERS member Jennifer L. G. Minear, for a guest post on workplace flexibility, the subject of a first-ever forum at the White House this week.) A [...]

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