The truth is, babies don't actually need all that much. If you think about the work of a baby -- eat, sleep, poop, repeat -- the items required to accomplish those tasks are pretty minimal. So, where does all the excess stuff that fills the homes of new parents come from? Most of the items we acquire in the first year of parenthood are designed for our own comfort, … [Read more...] about Help! My House Is Overrun By Baby Gear
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Whew. This is a hard one to write. I’m a Black mom, and it feels like last week was the culmination of what my ancestors and colleagues have been pursuing for over 200 years: the right to be heard. The right to be seen as equal. The right to social justice. White privilege in motherhood looks like being three times more likely to survive childbirth, not worrying your … [Read more...] about This month, I can feel the shift.
You're a working mom managing all the things. As if meeting deadlines and managing life, in general, wasn't enough, now many of us are also managing distance learning for our kids or trying to entertain younger kids. And, with so many summer camps closes, who knows what that will look like this summer. So many of us are in the same boat of focusing on the day-by-day. Trying … [Read more...] about Why Allies And Sponsors Are Vital For Single Working Moms
Of course, during National Infertility Awareness Week and a pandemic, I have a miscarriage. One in eight women has infertility in various forms. A miscarriage is not infertility, but a lot of people experiencing infertility also experience miscarriages. The women I have met from the infertility community are some of the best people I know. Some of us speak about it openly, … [Read more...] about Surviving a Miscarriage During The Pandemic
The current economic climate is having a significant impact on women. The industries hardest hit by furloughs and layoffs – hospitality & tourism, education, and service jobs, were staffed predominately by women. Many of whom are working moms, supporting multi-generational family members while balancing work and motherhood. For all of us, navigating this challenging … [Read more...] about How To Network And Increase Your Social Capital