We can point fingers and argue over the biological realities and psychological influences, but that is missing the point. Moms and dads feel inadequate, as it were only their fault that they can't be two in places at one time, when in reality, they are dealing with a systemic problem.
On one of the issues that polls highest with American women -- pay equity -- we sink even lower, to 67th, right below Yemen. We did beat out Saudi Arabia at 111th, no doubt because women in the U.S. are allowed to drive to work.
Her story details her experiences going to interview for jobs and having potential employers ask if she was married and if she had kids. As soon as prospective employers heard she wasn't married and had kids, they were not interested in learning any more about her.
By Nichole Dupont I was at work on the due date for my first child. I know, I know, that doesn't make me special, but I was working. Not because I wa...
I can tell you about 100 employers that are committed to supporting new working parents, but for too many employees, the juggle is still a struggle.
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.
I've had a high-powered career, been a stay-at-home mother and returned to the workforce. As I read the media coverage about the challenges of working women in America, I have to wonder what would have happened if Atalanta and Young John had reunited... and had a baby
As exciting as all the considerations may be, they often distract from the more daunting task of navigating the workplace while expecting: sad to say, this is the dark underbelly of pregnancy in the United States.
From baby boxes to paternity leave, tax breaks to birthing classes, here are some of the most interesting systems in place in the countries where I've worked as a nanny.
Last week, Fox News published an op-ed by Suzanne Venker claiming that white men are second-class citizens in this country, which certainly came as news to me.
Even if you're not giving birth to an heir to the throne (third in line, mind), there's something to be said for the royal treatment all Brits get during pregnancy and birth. This is, after all, the land of Mary Poppins. It's having a baby, pinkie extended.
Individual female action needs to be combined with government reform to reduce the workplace gender gap in the United States.
The annual June Father's day shopping binge is at its zenith. Stores are touting the latest gizmos and geegaws, and everybody loves Dad. All except corporate America, that is. Just count the number of companies giving paid leave to men with newborns.
Essentially, just as the "afterbirth" (or placenta) is immediately discarded after childbirth so, too, is our country's support of an infant and mother immediately "after-birth."
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people come to work when they're sick. This is partly due to the fact that I caught bronchitis from a sick collea...
'Leaning in' is not a constant state of being, but one that ebbs and flows with the other elements of our lives.