Working parents, if you had a choice between a 20 percent raise and a year’s vacation, which would you choose? A new survey by Working Mother magazine found that the majority of working moms — 61 percent — would choose the salary increase over a year off from work. This is a tough call, I [...]
There’s been a lot of talk about older parents lately, and it’s certainly struck a chord in my family. Most recently, Judith Shulevitz writes in the New Republic about “the grayest generation” and the implications of “old-age parenting” on American society. As Lisa Belkin notes on The Huffington Post, Shulevitz examines the risks associated with [...]
Ever since she stepped up to the helm of Yahoo and announced that she was pregnant, Marissa Mayer has been saying the wrong things to and for moms. Her latest misstep was saying to Fortune Magazine last night that her 2-month-old baby Macallister has been “easy.” When she announced her pregnancy in June, Mayer stated [...]
Adrienne Pine, the American University professor making headlines this week for breastfeeding her sick baby while teaching a class, says that she was surprised to face so much hostility for her choice. “It wasn’t the ideal option,” she told “Good Morning America,” “but the fact is, there were no ideal options and it was the [...]
In the wake of Anne Marie Slaughter’s historic article in last summer’s Atlantic magazine, “Why Women Can’t Have It All,” comes a response claiming that Slaughter left out one crucial point in her articulate descriptions of a woman’s work-life balance: sex and intimacy with her partner. Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Herminia Ibarra describes [...]
Everywhere you look, people are talking about and blogging about Anne-Marie Slaughter’s cover story in the Atlantic on “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” Like Slaughter, I ultimately walked away from the “big time job.” After 10 years practicing law, I made the tough decision to leave when I was pregnant with my third [...]
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