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Brigid Schulte,”Overwhelmed”, and YOU – Part Two

Brigid Schulte,”Overwhelmed”, and YOU – Part Two

Two weeks ago I posted the first part of my interview with Brigid Schulte, Washington Post reporter and author of Overwhelmed; Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, her just-published study of the effect of living at warp speed and the unrealistic and unnecessary expectations of workers and parents.  You can refresh your memory [...]

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Guest Post – "It’s About Time" by Mindy Fried

I came across this essay by sociologist Mindy Fried about the lack of paid family leave in the US versus how common it is around the world. Also on my mind is the failure of the Paycheck Fairness Act to pass the US Senate this week. I think the two are related. Opponents of the [...]

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Changing the Conversation

Contributed by MOTHERS volunteer and guest blogger Rosanne WestonIn an October 24th NY Times op-ed piece by Joanne Lipman, once the deputy managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, she bemoaned the stalling of women’s progress in the workplace. In the Arts and Leisure section a week earlier Katherine Dieckmann, director of the new film [...]

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What’s New in the Motherhood?

Nearly 4 out of 10 babies are born to unmarried women. Have today’s teenaged girls run completely amok? Not so. The sudden spike in unwed motherhood is driven by the increasing number of women in their 20′s and 30′s who are choosing to become mothers without a husband on board. The trend is seen by [...]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Written by MOTHERS volunteer Kelly Coyle DiNorcia (ahimsamama.blogspot.com)I work from home (as a paid employee) for a youth sports organization. I have an almost four-year-old daughter and an almost one-year-old son. Though we have a sitter who comes once a week so I can have some undisturbed time to work, I am mostly juggling my [...]

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Family Leave Insurance Bill Rises Again

This just in from our Washington Bureau…..Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey of California intends to introduce her paid family leave bill, called the FIRST Act, in a few days. The bill provides grants to states who implement a paid family leave insurance program. Maybe this time the bill won’t land on the marble floor of Congress with [...]

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Married, With Children

Contributed by MOTHERS volunteer and guest blogger Rosanne Weston.Stephanie Coontz, a history professor and expert on historical and contemporary marriage, reported in an article published last week that at least 25 recent studies have shown children to be detrimental to marital health. That’s not children in general, mind you; it’s our own kids, our very [...]

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