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Judith Warner

Why American Moms Are 'Maxed Out' and 'On the Brink'

Jessica Smock | Posted 12.16.2013 | Parents
Jessica Smock

When Sheryl Sandberg told us to "lean in," I was confused. I thought I had tried it, but I still "fell over." When Judith Warner updated us about the "opt-out" generation that now wants back in, I was confused once again. What was it that I'm doing? Am I opting out right now? Did I want to opt-out? For how long?

The Problem Has a Name: Guilt

Megan Beyer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Megan Beyer

Ours is not our mothers' guilt, wanting more than what they were told to want. Ours is the guilt of having more options and not feeling at peace.

Hope Perlman: Opted Out or Shut Out?

Hope Perlman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women
Hope Perlman

I can't help thinking that they didn't want to go back to the same careers they had before because the reasons they left are still inherent in them. Those careers remain incompatible with a reasonably balanced life.

Why Do We Want What We Don't Have?

Gail Becker | Posted 10.14.2013 | Women
Gail Becker

Whichever path we chose, it was the right one. Whichever path we choose moving forward, we will find ways to feel guilty... but we shouldn't. What we should feel is supportive of each other choices. Nobody has it all, and, frankly, no one should.

Lisa Belkin

What Mothers Really Want: To Opt In Between (INFOGRAPHIC) | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

The discussion over Opting Back In continues, in response to Judith Warner’s New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend, "The Opt-Out Generati...

What's Missing From the Opt-Out Discussion

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

All of the workplace flexibility in the world isn't going to be enough to keep talented women thriving at work, if these women don't get some more flexibility at home too.

Why Opting-Out Makes Little Sense

Jennifer Owens | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

A decade into working momhood, I'm glad I didn't opt-out. As my career has grown, so has my salary, my influence and my ability to work flexibly.

I Wrote The Original 'Opting Out' -- Here's How Little Has Changed

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

Ten years ago, the chatter filled my inbox. Today, it is filling Twitter and Facebook. But while the medium is different, the message is surpr...

Perfect Bias: Why Women Underperform

Kate Baldwin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Women
Kate Baldwin

According to the scientists behind the study, the result is due not to intentional marginalization, but to "subconscious cultural influences." Are we supposed to be relieved that this discrimination isn't deliberate?

What About The Men?

Ideas, TIME | Posted 12.28.2011 | Women

"What About the Men?" was the title of a Congressional briefing last week timed to commemorate National Work and Family Month. "What about them?" you ...

Yoga And Homemaking: The New Future Of Women?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

We are women finding our way down this confusing, bumpy road of life. We have no intention of giving up the steering wheel.

Worry Dolls: Why Grown Ups Need Them Too

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

There's something deeply soothing about naming your worries out loud and then putting them in a box.

Is That a Health Lie? Translation Please.

Denise Brodey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Brodey

Uncertainty is rampant when it comes to health purchases. Americans are becoming a hint more skeptical.

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me....

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Solod

"I'm going to go out in the yard and eat worms," is how the rest of that sad ditty goes. If you didn't say it as a child, you know someone who did. ...

The Merits of a Plas-Tax Over a Bo-Tax

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

The Bo-Tax is being touted as a way to help solve the health care budget crisis, presumably because a very small percentage of cosmetic procedures are covered under some insurance plans (unfortunately, not mine).

True Confession: I Loved Having a Newborn

Louise Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Louise Sloan

These days, it seems like all the cool new parents complain -- bitterly and hilariously -- about having an infant. But I actually loved it.

Murder to Prevent "Murder"

Eberhard Kronhausen and Phyllis Kronhausen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eberhard Kronhausen and Phyllis Kronhausen

the death sentence is nothing more than another kind of "murder to prevent murder"

Caroline Kennedy Drama Seekers Rope in the New York Times

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Judith Warner's column in today's New York Times shows that while most Americans forget things way too quickly, some New York Democrats have memories entirely too long.