Family Care and Work Culture: It Really Doesn't Fit

Care is cropping up more and more often in print media.  It's a conversation long overdue, as it bears on each and every one of us (albeit in different ways!!)  at every stage of life.  When we get the care we need, we become fully functional adults, effective citizens, valued community members and caregivers in our own turn.  When we don't - human suffering increases, our intrinsic talents are squandered, the economy lags, and the nation is at risk....more
When my husband and I started our family a number of years ago, I made it a condition that we do ...more

Is Paid Labor The Only Kind That Counts?

 "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."  US Department of Labor...more

Moms Better Served by Law or Lottery?


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/
Julie Ross Godar  I think that demonstrates the weakness of private sector policies - that means ...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