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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Jon Stewart on Women in Politics

There is nothing I can add to this brilliantly funny riff by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.  Hillary as grandmother, sexism in politics, double standards in media, hysterical women, sobbing  men – it’s perfect!     The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook ‘Til next time, [...]

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

My new friend and sister in the trenches is Shay Chan Hodges, the author of Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, which presents new perspectives on families and the future of work through a collection of twenty-six interviews and deep-diving interactive data.  The primary thesis of Lean On and Lead is that [...]

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The Economics of Midlife Motherhood (Part II)

The Economics of Midlife Motherhood (Part II)

In Part I of this  guest post by Cyma Shapiro, we explored the fundamental economics of choosing midlife mothering.   Here, we listen to experts and midlife mothers weigh-in on this increasingly prevalent life choice.  You can pop back to Part I of this post, if you wish, to refresh your recollection before moving on to Part [...]

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The Economics of Midlife Mothering –  Part I

The Economics of Midlife Mothering – Part I

Cyma Shapiro, 56, a writer and executive director of the art gallery show NURTURE: Stories of New Midlife Mothers, and the writer/creator of MotheringintheMiddle.com. NURTURE features a collection of 25 (out of 60) stories told through words and photos, of women from across the country who chose motherhood over 40. Both endeavors are intended to celebrate midlife mothers [...]

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Tell Your Senator “Support the Paycheck Fairness Act”

Tell Your Senator “Support the Paycheck Fairness Act”

It’s time to storm Capitol Hill and come out in force to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.  Equal pay laws have been on the books for decades, but several loopholes prevent fair pay from becoming a reality.  A Congressional hearing on the bill took place yesterday, and 60 votes are needed for a procedural mechanism [...]

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A Last Gasp … for Women’s History Month

A Last Gasp … for Women’s History Month

I wrote this post for The Shriver Report, where it originally appeared on March 21, 2014.  They have kindly given me permission to post it here in full.  Here is a link to its original appearance. Everything I know about how women got the right to vote in this country began with a movie called “Iron-jawed [...]

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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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Paycheck to Paycheck, The Disaster Waiting to Happen

Paycheck to Paycheck, The Disaster Waiting to Happen

On Monday, March 17, you can watch The Shriver Report’s new documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert” on HBO.  This film traces the daily frustrations of a single mother of three kids who works as a direct care aide in a nursing home.  While the film drills down into the details [...]

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Brigid Schulte is Overwhelmed  – and So Are You!  Part One

Brigid Schulte is Overwhelmed – and So Are You! Part One

Author Brigid Schulte has a job, a house, a husband, several children, and a whole lot of stress.  She’s also just written a book, available online and at your favorite bookstore, called Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, about how we’ve taken on way more than we can handle, what [...]

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