Moms Better Served by Law or Lottery?

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Fathers Are the Other Half of the MotherHood

"The problem with you women," the senior partner at my law firm said, "is that you say you want to be treated just like men.  But you don't, really.  You want something different." Image Credit: David Bleasdale via Flickr...more

Some Female Grads Start Out Ahead But Still End Up Behind

A look at the morning paper revealed a headline that was a shocker....more

Unlimited Streaming? How About Unlimited Family Leave for Netflix Employees

Netflix announced this week a new paid family leave policy for its workers. Netflix employees with newly born or adopted children can take up to a year of paid leave at their current salary. Within that first year, workers can return at full- or part-time, and return then take leave again. Netflix Headquarters in Los Gatos, California, Image Credit: Scott Carson/ZUMAPRESS.com...more

Why Hillary Is the Candidate Who Understands Women's Economic Issues

Seems like not a day goes by that somebody or other doesn't crawl out of the woodwork with an announcement about their candidacy for President in the 2016 election. For the most part, there's not a lot of diversity on the ballot - it's mostly older white men.  (Or as we say inside the Beltway, pale, stale and male.)  So far, 10%  of the candidates are women: Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina.  That's something... I suppose. ...more
ChristineNewbold I am all for Bernie Sanders!  He is so much more authentic than Hillary ...more

Why Are the Best Educated Mothers Not in the Workforce?

Houston, we have a problem.I came across a shocking statistic as I was putting together the latest edition of Mom-mentum's Advocacy eNews.  It brought me up short and sent off alarm bells.  I reread it, and reread it, and then read it again.  The longer I thought about it, the more my anxiety increased.  The sheer illogic of it stopped me cold. Female Graduate, Image Credit: Shutterstock...more
I'm a single mom of 4 children so the luxury of choice to work is not an option for me. Even so, ...more

Mothers and Power - Who's Got It?

Last week I posted Part I of my talk with Leith Greenslade, creator of the Motherhood + Public Power Index.  By making visible where mothers are in charge, she hopes to establish the great need for more mothers in leadership positions.  As is obvious from her research, it's not having children that blunts achievement....more

5 Tips for SAHMs Going Back To Work

Have you been thinking about returning to work after taking care of your children for some time? You are not alone...more