Archive | September, 2012
Pregnant @ Work

Pregnant @ Work

Now that roughly half the paid workforce is female, pregnancy issues  surface regularly at work. You may have thought that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), passed in 1978, would have settled all this already. You’d be wrong. First of all, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that 62 percent of  women who give birth [...]

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From MOMAgenda: Moms Have Election-Year Muscle; Use It or Lose It

From MOMAgenda: Moms Have Election-Year Muscle; Use It or Lose It

Your (Wo)Man in Washington is lucky to count Allison Stevens among her friends and colleagues, a politically savvy mother of two boys and writer for Women’s Enews. She penned this fabulous piece earlier this week, and has given me permission to place it before you here. You may of course want to see it in its [...]

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You Can Ignore It, But It WON’T Go Away

You Can Ignore It, But It WON’T Go Away

I suspect that one reason the U.S. has made so little progress towards pro-caregiver policies is that women figure once the children grow up and go to school, the work/family conundrum will sort itself out. We may have a few rough years of living on just one income, or being uncomfortably stretched by the high [...]

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Featured on Blog Her

Welcome New Readers!

Welcome to all the new readers who have found me through my featured post at Blog Her, Mom-in-Chief, But Not on the Payroll. If you will indulge my excitement at having been a featured blogger at Blog Her not ONCE but TWICE, I am equally excited that the issues that are near and dear to [...]

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Mom In Chief, But Not on the Payroll

Mom In Chief, But Not on the Payroll

Michelle Obama and Ann Romney are prominently featured in their spouse’s presidential campaigns. Both have made prime-time speeches during the Tampa and Charlotte conventions, which were parsed in detail by the media. Did they make their husbands more likeable? Could they secure the “women’s vote” for their spouses?  Were their televised speeches fluff pieces, or did [...]

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