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Staying Home as a Step Up

Staying Home as a Step Up

My New York Times Sunday Dialogue piece on pro-family policy changes that could improve caregivers’ economic security elicited a number of responses.  One led me to a post by  Valerie Adrian, a mother of 3 currently pursuing her Ph,D. in Sociology on the opposite side of the country, but engaged in issues of gender and work [...]

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How We Live Now, and What It Means for the Future

If you think the typical American household is straight, married parents living with their kids, you are so last century! The “nuclear family” model actually fits a mere 20 percent of  U.S. households. Recent data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in the past 40 years, both men and women are waiting longer to [...]

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For Mothers Who Do Too Much

Nine mothers walk into a movieplex to watch their lives on screen in “I Don’t Know How She Does It”. The movie bears scant resemblance to their daily experience. So the nine mothers duck into a nearby watering hole and do exactly what you’d expect. They order a pitcher of sangria and talk about it.  [...]

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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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