Michelle Kennedy’s newest baby is just six months old. She calls her youngest baby “Peanut,” the same nickname for her three-year-old son, Finlay. Peanut is an app that connects like-minded mothers for social outings and resources, and as CEO and co-founder of Peanut, the
The mythology of motherhood in the workplace is that working mothers are distracted, less committed. That motherhood is where ambition goes to die. It’s an old argument and one that divides parents, networks and pits women with and without kids against each other. But the myths are no
When my sons were toddlers and I went back to work, my father warned: “You’ll regret this decision when your children are teens and exhibit all sorts of problems.” Despite my father’s ominous prediction, my sons weren’t troubled teens. In fact, they’ve grown up to be well-rounded and
A big barrier to women’s leadership parity was overlooked in the recent brouhaha about Facebook and Apple covering employees’ insurance for egg freezing. These companies are not, as headlines screamed “paying women to freeze eggs.” And I see nothing wrong with covering fertility treat
Last week I did an interview with Dr. Portia Jackson for her daily podcast on her website Working Motherhood. It’ll be up on their site in a few days and I’ll share it then. I realized as I was preparing for her interview that we’ve passed an important tipping point. What were
My oldest son is about to turn forty-five and that’s prompted me to reflect on how far women have come since his birth in early 1969. Despite the growing Women’s Liberation Movement, I had been so acculturated to the belief that “a woman’s place was in the home” that I never for a min
Feminists and economists alike have been buzzing about the latest data released from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows the gender-based wage gap has remained virtually the same for the past decade. Women earn, on average, just .77 cents for every dollar a man earns. And for women of c
Are you a woman who wants to be a mother but not at the cost of her career? Have you even been told that it is ok to wait until after you have an established career to begin the journey of childbirth? Are you confused about the options you have as a woman when it comes to motherhood?
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