I grew up in a small town in Minnesota in the 1970’s, the oldest of three girls. My father was an athlete in college, so I played ball from the time I could walk. Although Title IX passed in 1972 when I was four years old, it didn’t matter much to me at first […]
In the last weeks of my pregnancy my friend Beth, who didn’t have kids yet either, came to my door bearing good wishes and a stack of novels. “I thought you might like to read these once the baby comes and you stop going to work,” she offered. That made sense. I should have tons […]
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 […]
Ok, so my morning. David’s gone. Kate and I both need to shower & get her to school at 8 and me to coffee with a friend on the other side of town at 8:15.
7:45 she realizes she hasn’t printed the script for her puppet show performance this morning. Also has not printed the […]
As families across the country face a week (or more!) with kids out of school, parents who may or may not have days off themselves, and competing demands for who wants to do what with their time, I thought I’d share a facilitation tool I’ve adapted for our family when we have extended family […]
I highly recommend the article, The Missing Link in School Reform, from the Stanford Social Innovation Review to educators and parents and also to leaders in any organization.
This simple graphic highlights the contrast between the predominant rhetoric about how to reform public schools and the reality the authors found as a […]
Join Becky and Hollee (and me! I’m the co-host) to talk about their new book, Good Enough is the New Perfect, modern motherhood and family/work balance. Through their extensive research, Becky and Hollee discovered that the happiest and most successful moms are taking control of their lives and finding ways to mesh […]
Our family makes its way through an annual New Year’s resolution process that serves us pretty well.
This year was different.
Our family is dealing with a lot of transition: our daughter transitioning […]
So can you guess who said this?
“The fault line between work and family [is] precisely where sex-based generalization has been and remains the strongest. . . . Stereotypes about women’s domestic responsibilities are reinforced by parallel stereotypes, presuming a lack of domestic responsibilities for men. These mutually reinforcing stereotypes create a self-fulfilling cycle of discrimination.”
Great article in the New York Times today, Financial Advice By Women for Women.
“Women live longer, earn less and take more breaks from the workplace to care for children and elderly parents. And though studies show that women tend to save a slightly higher percentage of their paychecks then […]
Fast Company magazine (one of my faves since oh 1998) has a great interview with Elizabeth Warren, “It’s Banks vs. Families, Who Will Come Out on Top? Q&A With Elizabeth Warren.” Elizabeth Warren is THE person to listen to about Main Street vs Wall Street…if you live on Main Street.
If the […]
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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.
Check out my book "This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling #Motherhood" on #BookBuzzr #worklife #family - http://bit.ly/2dbgsJa
Can we please stop pussyfooting around? This is terrorism. And it's happening because the Republican party is either too weak or unwilling to condemn it. https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1348710981963296769
Where Campuses Reopened, Covid-19 Cases Spiked. Where Colleges Went Remote, They Declined. https://www.chronicle.com/article/where-campuses-reopened-covid-19-cases-spiked-where-colleges-went-remote-they-declined @chronicle
Really looking forward to this!