As a mom of two young kids living in New Jersey, I know all-too-well how expensive child care is. In fact, it’s part of the reason I work from home — for now, at least. But I just heard some statistics that have me floored and in despair about the state of childcare in America today. [...]
In 1991, I had my first and only child. My husband came home from work on a Wednesday and announced he’d been laid off. I went into labor on Thursday. I never planned to work after having a baby. I wanted one child, had that one child, and now I wanted to raise her. Life [...]
I had so hoped I would never have to write anything ever again about the appalling level of disrespect for women online and working mothers in America, and the space where the two intersect. But in our time of click driven journalism, sensational pieces that attack or mock a particular group, including those of us [...]
Wall Street Journal!! You are killin’ me! The “Mommy Business Trip?” Really? Since when did business trips start to be defined by our parental status, because I am pretty damn sure I have never heard of the “Daddy Business Trip.” Let us take a walk down memory lane to 2010 when I went on my [...]
I’ve had the movie Iron Lady sitting on my TiVo for months, just waiting for viewing. Given the recent passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – and the rare occasion that both of my kids were asleep at the same time on a rainy Friday afternoon – I decided to finally watch the [...]
When I heard the buzz about Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (written with Nell Scovell), I figured it was more of the same ideas I’ve been reading for years. I figured her “lean-in circles” in corporate offices would do as much good as lactation rooms. It’s easier for [...]
The misrepresentation of women and mothers in the media is rampant. The new article about the so-called phenomenon of the “retro feminist wife” is only the latest example of how the media claim to have identified versions of 21st century womanhood that are really just exaggerated caricatures designed to sell magazines and books. According to [...]
One of the questions I’ve heard in response to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” is “Who said you could have it all?” The Broad Side Editor-in-Chief Joanne Bamberger discussed this question eloquently here a few days ago. I’m sure everyone out there has a different answer to this question, but [...]
In her excellent article for the Atlantic Monthly, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” former Woodrow Wilson School Dean and tenured Princeton professor, Anne-Marie Slaughter tackles the canard that modern women can expect to combine megawatt career success with domestic felicity. In making her case, Slaughter tackles Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s well-circulated commencement address [...]
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