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
That's a possibility. I tend to trust that these intelligent and accomplished women are simply ... 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
WomanInWashington Why do you think it's a problem that the more highly educated parent is ... 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
To start off I have to make sure you know I don't know you and my comment is not personal. But I ... more

Will the "Secret Video" Spell Trouble for Mitt Romney's Campaign?

David Corn of Mother Jones today published "secret video" of Mitt Romney, which he reports was taped during Romney's appearance at a private fundraiser held by private equity manager Marc Leder in Boca Raton, Florida on May 17. In the video, Romney describes the "47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what" as "entitled" people who "pay no income tax." Romney tonight confirmed the video is of him speaking, noting that his comments were not "elegantly stated." ...more
 @KarenLynnn    Romney paid 44% of his income to taxes and charitable giving in 2011. What, in ... more

Think You're a Stay-at-Home-Mom? Nope! Wikipedia Says You're a Housewife!

Words matter. A lot. The difference between “leak-proof” and “leak-resistant” could mean nothing, or it could mean a kid sitting in a puddle of pee because you picked the wrong diaper cover. That’s why we pick our words (and diaper covers) carefully. So consider this little tidbit from Wikipedia: If you search for “stay-at-home dad,” you will be taken to this page, titled, not surprisingly, “Stay-at-home dad.” Now search for “stay-at-home mom.” Go ahead. I’ll wait. You will land on this page, titled, “Housewife.” It doesn’t even use the words “stay-at-home mom” in the article until the very end....more
Yeah, Stay-at-home mom is a much more accurate description. I think, "Homemaker" would also be ... more

Celebrate Leap Day

Today is February 29th - Leap Day! I have never done anything to celebrate this 'holiday' but since I feel the need to romance and date my husband, I decided I would surprise him with a Leap-ful day after he gets home from work. This will be our very first leap year officially together. We actually started dating about a week after the last leap year in 2008!  Image: serenitbee via Flickr ...more
Cute post, Katelyn! more

What If The National Debt Were Your Household Budget?

I admit to glazing over whenever someone talks to me in numbers greater than hundreds of thousands. I can't even really handle millions. I also admit to glazing over whenever someone wearing tea bags on his or her head demands we cut taxes after having driven to the rally on roads paid for by the government using, um, tax dollars....more
That was for denverdoni. :) more

What If The National Debt Were Your Household Budget?

I admit to glazing over whenever someone talks to me in numbers greater than hundreds of thousands. I can't even really handle millions. I also admit to glazing over whenever someone wearing tea bags on his or her head demands we cut taxes after having driven to the rally on roads paid for by the government using, um, tax dollars....more
I have to agree with you one this one. The problem is more with ridiculous spending than not ... more

The Problem with Handing Out Happy Pills

There are a few things in life that really get me going.  I guess you would call them my pet peeves.  Today I was reminded of one of them as I spent some time on Twitter connecting with my friends.One of my friends lost her husband not too long ago.  It was a devastating loss for her.  My heart and support went out to her....more
I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, there is a stigma about going to see a mental health ... more

Making Time for What You Love To Do

I have a scrapbooking hobby. Sort of. When my I was pregnant with my son, I bought beautiful linen albums, deckle-edged paper, decorative scissors that would make any kind of paper edge, a set of alphabet stamps, an array of colored inks, a paper and photo cutter, archival glue, pens, and a linen-bound box for keepsakes. Every once in awhile after he was born, I would stand in front of the closet where all this bounty was stored and just think about the beautiful scrapbook I would make....more
My husband doesn't know it yet, but I've decided that a pedicure every 3-4 months is in order. ... more