Some days can become emotionally charged triggers for a divorced mom. That's because divorce is a life-altering experience that takes its toll on your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Its ramifications not only turn your own world upside down but can also seriously affect your innocent children – a dire consequence every mother wants to avoid. Since divorce is a … [Read more...] about Moms: Parent Yourself To Be A Better Divorced Parent
If you want the best version of employees, then it’s time to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Have a workplace culture that encourages both parents to provide care. Moms in the office already had it tough- 82% of working moms cite barriers keeping them from leadership roles. 78% say they have to prove themselves more in the workplace. 42% of women worry motherhood will … [Read more...] about Employers: We’re Not Asking Anymore. We Demand You Support Us.
Back in the first few weeks of June, as the #BlackLivesMatter movement ebbed and flowed through social media and spilled out onto the streets in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, my head began to spin with a combination of shame and confusion. I’m a white woman with immense privilege and all the hallmarks of power. I am late and I have much to learn, but I want to do the … [Read more...] about Legislators: Our Tools For Change
Like a lot of families, our summer vacation plans were canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to the days when we can travel again. When we are able, our next vacation will be a home exchange. We got started home exchanging three years ago, and now, it's our favorite way to vacation! So far, we have swapped homes with families in Copenhagen, Ottawa, and Barcelona. … [Read more...] about Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation
My kids are noisy. I mean - noisy. Before full-scale isolation, I could at least get some ‘downtime’ when they went off with their friends, or to school, or work, or university, or to their dad’s place. But with isolation, the rules have changed, and we are all once again living on top of each other. It kind of made sense for my kids to be all over me when they were 4, 3, and … [Read more...] about It’s Time For Working Moms To Put Themselves First