Archive | November, 2011

Child Care is Unskilled Labor?

Kelly Coyle DiNorcia is the author of this post.  Her bio is here with another piece she wrote several weeks ago.   In the car the other day, I was listening to NPR.  Brian Lehrer was interviewing Robert Guest, the global business editor of The Economist and author of the new book, Borderless Economics:  Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges [...]

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Mothers of the Century (21st)

Prepare to be impressed with yourselves, girls.  The US Census Bureau just put out new numbers on maternity leave and employment which show we’ve spent the past 40 years investing wisely in ourselves.  First time mothers are more likely to have at least an undergrad degree by the time they give birth, now at an average [...]

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All I Want Is Everything

Working Mother magazine asked3,781 mothers how they wanted to run their lives and what they needed in order to do that.  I’ve looked at the results closely, and come to two main conclusions.  First, every mother will think other mothers are happier or having an easier time.  Second, they will all be wrong, for it’s the rare [...]

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Boys “In Crisis” and Biological Imperatives

Kelly Coyle DiNorcia uses her degrees in neuroscience and education to out-maneuver two small children, care for an astonishing variety of animals, and run an ice hockey organization with her husband. She thinks “work life balance” is a lie and spends  her time careening from one extreme to the other. If you read books like [...]

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Motherhood, Connecting and Speaking Up

Motherhood, Connecting and Speaking Up

As a mothers’ advocate, I get to meet seriously interesting people.  One of my favorites is Jennifer Kogan who has been counseling individuals and couples in her Washington DC psychotherapy practice for 17 years.  With two children of her own, and a current client base that’s 90% mothers, she hears more about the maternal experience [...]

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