What Did the Election Mean?

Your ever-vigilant WIW has been schlepping about town talking to lots of people about what exactly we are to make of the results of last week’s elections. Here’s the expertise of the professional wonks, policy analysts and political scientists, translated into “real people speak”. Republicans made significant gains as state governors, US Senators and members [...]

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What I Learned At the Mothers Conference

I was at Rutgers University on October 19th for the “What Mothers Want” conference and it was a mamapalooza of the first order.  It’d be hard to say who was the more interesting – the experts and advocates at the mic or the totally engaged and informed audience.  Everybody knew motherwork was hard, vital, and [...]

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Sign Up for My Pre-Election Webinar, October 26

As the polls prepare to open for the mid-term elections, what’s the status of women? How are we handling the recession? Are we finally making the same wages as men? Are we educating ourselves for the future? I’m going to give a one hour webinar on Tuesday, October 26, to answer these questions. I’ll also [...]

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Respectful Parenting, Transforming the World

When I became a mother, everything changed. For a while, the center of my world was a warm, soft, remarkable creature that cooed and cried in my arms. The utter wonder of my baby had me totally enthralled. We existed in a velvety world of love, sleep-deprivation, short-term memory loss, and laundry. Then, of course, [...]

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What Mothers Want Conference Oct. 19 at Rutgers

Your (Wo)man in Washington joins Rutgers Poli Sci professor Jocelyn Crowley at Rutgers University on October 19, 2010, to present a conference on mothers, paid work and carework. This post explains the origins of the conference and what you can expect. We see it all around us: mothers are harried, overworked, and encounter endless obstacles [...]

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Top Companies for Working Mothers

Your (Wo)Man in Washington welcomes guest blogger Alisa Gilbert who writes on the topics of bachelors degree. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: alisagilbert599@gmail.com. Working mothers know how hard it is to juggle both career and parenting duties. But according to Working Mother Magazine, thanks to certain companies like Dell, March of Dimes [...]

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Student Loans – Would You Believe, It’s A Gender Issue!

MOTHERS member and guest blogger Kelly Coyle DiNorcia is the author of today’s post. She is raising two children, living sustainably, teaching and applying her graduate degrees in education and neuroscience in all aspects of her life. You can follow her at her blog AhimsaMama.This morning I was listening to a story on NPR discussing [...]

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Grandparents and Family Carework

The White House observed Grandparents’ Day today with a gathering of advocates and policy analysts focused on the varied roles seniors play in families and communities. Barack Obama was interested in making a splash – he is, after all, currently a part of a multi-generational household, relying on his mother-in-law to help look after his [...]

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Raising the Retirement Age Is Cutting Benefits by the Back Door

Everybody in Washington is obsessed with the deficit. It’s a serious issue with far reaching implications, to be sure. One of the ideas being batted about is that raising the retirement age will save on “entitlement costs” and decrease our national debts in an equitable and acceptable way. Many feminist economists, social scientists, and women’s [...]

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In Memoriam – Dr. Elise Boulding and Waging Peace

Your (Wo)man in Washington keeps an eye on the obituaries in her daily paper as one way to monitor the status of women in society. Mostly, men receive the “mini biography” treatment with a few paragraphs about their life and work and perhaps an accompanying photo. Photos of women are less common, so the picture [...]

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