Every day I pass working women in the supermarket check-out line at 5:30 pm on their way home from the office. I see them serving coffee at Starbucks and waiting tables while pregnant. I meet women in the office, in my community and at my daughter’s school, working moms who like the rest of America, need their income to make ends meet. More often than not these women (and men) … [Read more...] about Paid Family Leave Act – Act Now
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When a teenager, I always swore to myself that I would never be dependent on a man. I was going to have my own, successful career, I would have my own, separate bank account, and if my husband and I had shared finances, I would know everything about them down to the penny. And things did start off that way. When my husband and I got married in our mid-twenties, I was a … [Read more...] about How Did I Turn Into a 1950’s Housewife?
Ambitious men have always known this truth: a supportive wife advances your career. Turns out, unsurprisingly, that the converse holds true for women: marrying someone who is unsupportive harms your career over time. In honor of the 50th anniversary of admitting women, Harvard Business School conducted an extensive survey of gender disparities in career expectations among … [Read more...] about When Dad’s Ambition Hurts Families
They slam the door when baby is asleep. They ask what’s wrong when the crying doesn’t stop, as though you know but just don’t want to do anything about it. They change a diaper and ask you from the other room to get the wipes - which are right next to them. Sometimes, dealing with your partner’s cluelessness makes it seem like there’s … [Read more...] about My Husband Makes Me Feel Like I Have Two Babies In The House
Here is recent important information for autistic Californians. The following information comes from Autism Deserves Equal Coverage. “Starting Monday, September 15, 2014, Medi-Cal is now required to pay for behavioral therapy for individuals aged 0-21. Please share this information with your networks to ensure that families understand their rights under this new … [Read more...] about Recent Insurance News for State of California