Stacy Morrison

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It's Not Your Kids That Make You Time-Starved: It's Your Spouse

So much for you and your marriage partner working together to share the burdens of family life, regardless of who does what or how much. Turns out that it's actually married moms who are feeling the stress and pull of time starvation the most, not single moms, according to a new survey about the growing segment of "breadwinner moms" around the world, released yesterday by global communications firm Ketchum, in partnership with BlogHer. ...more
I've always said that a woman can have a full-time job, a spouse, and kids, but she can't have ...more

Why Are Facebook, Apple Paying for Women to Freeze Their Eggs?

Today, Mashable reported that Facebook and Apple have both put policies into place to pay for a woman to freeze her eggs, effectively allowing her to delay having a child. Is this a boon? Or a creepy suggestion about how to succeed in the fast-paced, hyper-competitive world of tech?...more
I was horrified by this being labelled as a perk. I'm sure for some ppl it's great to know the $ ...more

8 Fall 2014 Fashion Trends for Real People

I loved looking at all the fun, Furby coats and satin track pants (for the office, naturally) on the Fall/Winter 2014 runways … but they do leave something to be desired in terms of everyday wearability. But that doesn't mean that Fashion-with-a-capital-F trends can't give you inspiration on what to wear right now—without ending up with trends you'll be tired of in two minutes. Here are the items I'm on the hunt for and am looking to add to my wardrobe this fall, the shapes and details and items that feel fresh and right, and would work for any person, in any wardrobe. ...more
bklynstacy Oh I did. :) ElisaC FireMommore

Is The American Dream Becoming a Myth for Women and People of Color?

It's not a great time to be a member of America's (shrinking) middle class—but it's an even worse time to be a middle-class woman. And if you are nonwhite, man or woman, the squeeze is even tighter. ...more

Blogger Anna Whiston-Donaldson Turns Grief for Her Son Into Humble Magic

Writer, blogger and mother Anna Whiston-Donaldson—whom I first knew as Anna See, from her blog An Inch of Gray—landed herself the kind of internet fame we've all come to fear. She lost her son, Jack, when he was just 12 years old, in 2011. ...more
I love this review! Anna and her writing - truly treasures.more

Women on the Verge: Helping Women In India Come Into Their Own

Disclosure: I spent last week in India as a guest of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), the beverage bottling group in India, who brought me and seven other internet influencers there to learn about their work supporting women and girls, as well as sustainable practices around water. The trip was paid for in full by Coca-Cola, but I attended as a journalist and a longtime advocate for women and children in developing countries, and the reporting and opinions below are my own....more
What an incredible story. Great post!more

Join Us NOW! We Can Make Life Work: For Everyone. For Every Family.

Do you ever feel like your job is taking over your life? Or keeping you from living your life? Feel like you're missing major family events, or making challenging choices when it comes to caregiving for either the young or the elderly in your family because of work commitments? ...more

It's Time for a Frank Discussion on Vaccinating: Don't Be a Jerk

At the same time that Jenny McCarthy is learning that people are attracted to people who vaccinate their children, Kristin Cavallari is being hailed as the next Jenny McCarthy for her public statements on how vaccines cause autism. Meanwhile, back here on planet Earth—where opinions never turn into facts, no matter how fervently we believe, no matter how personal the loss or the triumph—the growing number of parents who have chosen not to vaccinate their children is in part responsible for a resurgence in diseases long laid almost to rest. ...more
Just thought I'd post this link here considering that our concerns about vaccines aren't ...more

BlogHer, Huffington Post Join Forces to Address Work/Life Conflict. Join Us!

We have all been there. Or, more accurately, not been there. We have missed a soccer game, an important day at school, a key doctor appointment for a sick parent. Or we have had to make impossible choices: sending a feverish child to school, fingers crossed he won't get worse, so you can go to work; putting off doctor appointments you know you need because you don't know how to fit them into your work schedule; going back to work just weeks after your baby is born because your family simply cannot afford to go without your salary....more
KylieMJ thank you! I'm really enjoying Arianna's book. Here's my fave quote thus far:  "The old ...more

Work/Life Balance: SOLVED! By President Obama and a Coalition of Changemakers

Today I missed hearing Michelle Obama speak on the topic of the eternal push-pull between work and family at the White House Summit on Working Families. I missed her because I needed to be on a train from DC back to New York and my home and my son before my babysitter expires for the evening. This small sacrifice I had to make strikes me as being somehow perfect. I am sure Michelle would approve. ...more
It was amazing, and it made me feel hopeful. It also made me feel angry at how our Congress has ...more