I’m often demoralized to overhear this criticism about working women: we don’t negotiate. People who deliver this judgment, in my experience, tend to be human beings with limited experience being female: accomplished men in white collar, managerial positions, who shrug off women’s lack of negotiating skills as if absolutely anyone with self-esteem is born knowing how to ask for … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Moms Negotiate Better?
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The following guest post is from Dr. Laura Nathanson Siblings are supposed to fight. Aren't they? Isn't that why Nature gave us backseats in cars? That's how it seems in the media. It's a running joke. In real life, many parents really want their children to get along together, but are quick to add that "Of course I expect them to fight." When asked about that … [Read more...] about How to Nip Sibling Battles in the Bud
"Today's feminism isn't about women doing it all. It's about women NOT having to do it all." - Gloria Steinem I began buying into the myth of "doing it all" at an early age. In my 20s, I had my checklist life in mind: start a lucrative career right after college, meet someone and fall in love, get married by age 30, get my career to a successful enough point that I … [Read more...] about 10 Things Happy Moms Do Differently
A few weeks ago, during a conversation about the ways in which technology has infiltrated our lives, someone suggested that I watch a particular episode of Black Mirror, the Netflix series that is billed as the updated version of The Twilight Zone. In the episode, a mom, frightened when her preschool daughter wanders off from the playground and disappears for a short time, … [Read more...] about Parents: Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean That We Should
More than half of all divorced women fear they will end up a “bag lady.” Even high net-worth women are concerned they’ll run out of money and won’t be able to support themselves or their families. I get it: I’ve been there. Living through my own divorce — and advising the numerous women with whom I’ve worked — I’ve seen how all too often, given the financial and emotional … [Read more...] about Five BIG Money Mistakes Women Make in Divorce