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Mothers Matter Most

Mothers Matter Most

I have big plans for Mother’s Day this  year.  In fact, I’m giving myself more than a day – considering the number of minor miracles I pull off on a regular basis, I’m sure I merit several days.  You, too, I’m thinking… First, I’m going to make sure I am down at the US Capitol [...]

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Hitting the Maternal Wall

Hitting the Maternal Wall

Having a baby is amazing.  It will turn your life upside down with changes.  But change is not happening when it comes to mothers’ mobility between work and home.  Educated women with professional jobs, as fortunate as they are, still have a lot to worry about.  As you read this message from a follower of [...]

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The FAMILY Act:  Stitching Up a Hole in the Safety Net

The FAMILY Act: Stitching Up a Hole in the Safety Net

I will be strapping on my snow boots and slogging up the Hill later this week to see star legislators Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rosa DeLauro introduce a bill that would provide most workers with 12 weeks of partially paid leave for a birth, adoption, or to deal with their own or a family member’s serious medical [...]

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A Mother on the Edge

A Mother on the Edge

This post originally appeared on the Mothers Central blog. You can see it here in its original form.  Thanks to Kate for letting me post it here in full. It was a desperate cry for help, and one that I could not ignore.  It came via email, at the end of the summer, from a [...]

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Mothers’ Rights Depend on the State You’re In

Those smart and savvy moms at A Better Balance have written a book that will be your “go to guide” for workplace policies relevant to your pregnancy, maternity leave, and working life as a parent.  Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman and Elizabeth Gedmark are the authors of Babygate: What You Really Need To Know About Pregnancy [...]

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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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The New York Times Should Have Talked to Us

Researchers note that the pay gap between men and women M.B.A.’s has not narrowed as anticipated now that women are just as likely to get graduate degrees and comparable training. The New York Times reports that the culprit is not “a glass ceiling molded from a male prejudice”. No, the reason M.B.A. women don’t go [...]

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