My Gen X peers and I come by our skeptical – okay our cynical – world view honestly.
My childhood was bookended by 1979’s energy crisis and the Three Mile Island disaster on one end and 1987’s Black Monday stock market crash on the other. While Boomers experienced the triumph of a man […]
Soon after we had our daughter, I read that elderly women receive far lower Social Security benefits than men due largely to motherhood. Having just become one, I visited the Social Security Administration website. At the top of the page, they reassured me “Social Security is neutral with respect to gender.”
I proceeded to […]
Equal Pay Day is the day that symbolizes how far into that year […]
Motherhood is still financially riskier than fatherhood. Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren […]
March is women’s history month and I wanted to share a few tidbits of women’s history that are even less commonly known than most, and history that is still impacting the lives of women and mothers today.
Did you know that…
When the Social Security act was adopted in the late 1930’s, the Council […]
I’ve always been a New Year’s Resolutions sort of person, but the process became so much more powerful about ten years ago when my husband and I started making them together. Our New Year’s Resolutions ritual was one of many experiences that helped me realize one of the key points of my book, This […]
Tonight I’ll be leading the chapter meeting for our local Mothers & More chapter on “The 6 Biggest Money Mistakes Mothers Make.” Join us and bring a long a new or gently used purse for our donation to Elizabeth house! Here […]
When our daughter was born, my husband had just started his second year at a law firm and I had just been laid off from a part-time job. We sat down together to decide whether I should look for a new job or not. The question we asked ourselves was, “Could I make enough to […]
A divorced janitor, a 27-year employee and the mother of a seventeen-year old son with the mental capacity of an 18-month old, fails to report for mandatory overtime one Saturday when her son’s caregiver could not work because of a sick child. She calls twice and leaves a message for her manager. She gets fired.
Today a guest post from my good friend and a tireless advocate for women, Debra Levy. Here she explains why a largely unnoticed new regulation reinforces the old “he who earns it owns it” assumption rather than the remodeled “family income and wealth are the result of joint work—both family work and employment—so they are […]
I was about to go to sleep tonight when I thought I’d just quick check my New York Times app on my iPhone. There in the Latest News list was a piece by David Leonhardt – A Market Punishing to Mothers. My exhaustion from a day of trying to juggle caring for our 9 […]
A couple of weeks ago, the Los Angeles Times business section ran a short article on the cost of raising children, Children Don’t Come Cheap. Grand total for middle class family from birth to 17 was $222,360, which doesn’t include college tuition. “That’s 22% higher than the 1960 cost – adjusted for […]
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Congrats on becoming a State Senator & for your happy family news, @JuliaEColeman! You're making history in the Senate, and you're doing what so many Minnesota women do every day, balancing work & family. The double standard persists, and you're right -- women deserve better. https://twitter.com/JuliaEColeman/status/1350484922675425288
Gives me so much hope!
Do I need to #WearAMask & avoid close contact with others after getting both #COVIDvaccine doses? YES. The vaccine prevents you from getting sick with the virus, but health experts don't yet know whether getting vaccinated prevents you from spreading the virus to others.
Done RT @PPact: We’re calling on President-elect Biden’s administration to issue an Executive Order on Day One that ensures suspension of this medically unnecessary, indefensible restriction on medication abortion. Read more — and sign our letter to Biden: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/lets-get-to-work-five-priorities-for-the-start-of-the-biden-administration-2
Meet the new CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and hear plans for a different future. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-bubble-with-andy-slavitt/id1504128553?i=1000505177527
We absolutely need uniform federal rules with teeth for airports and flights. I'm not flying again, nor is my family, until we have them.
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