Motherhood, in my seven months, has surprised me. And seeing my sisters and my friends becoming mothers, that has surprised and delighted me as well.
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The combination of limiting the amount of (unpaid) maternity leave we can take and not making accommodations for us to pump breast milk once we return to work puts new mothers in a heart-wrenching position.
The United States is one of the only countries in the world that does not guarantee the right to paid family leave, which forces many new parents to make the heart wrenching decision to go back to work earlier than they want to -- often while their babies remain in the hospital if they were born prematurely.
Americans will spend $22 billion on Mother's Day this year. $22 billion. That's $258 for each of the 85 million U.S. moms. Why not just give them the money. Even though it won't make a dent in the disparity of income between moms and dads, at least it's something. They deserve it, right?
Mothers face a penalty in the workplace, earning less than fathers and carrying the burden of being the presumed "primary" caregiver. And men are discouraged from playing a larger role in their children's lives.
Until we, as employers, figure out how to permit our employees (women and men) to step away from work when needed and inject some balance into their lives, we will have employees like Meghann Foye calling for the folly of me-ternity leave.
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Learning you're pregnant is exciting. Telling your boss about it is not. For a working mom-to-be, this inevitable discussion can become equally as anxiety inducing as the baby itself. But talking about your pregnancy at work can set the stage for your life as a working mom. So start talking.
It's no secret that the United States is the only developed country that does not guarantee paid parental leave for new parents. It's also embarrassing. Although there has been some movement to get more parents paid leave many companies are still reluctant to make it a reality.
The United States of America is in a time of critical change -- an election is upon us and the political world is an absolute circus. If we're going to talk about making America great again, let's start by discussing the need for a major overhaul when it comes to maternity leave.
The fact is women are not all the same - and their needs and preferences for work life aren't the same either. If we really want to see women advance in the workplace we must insist that government take a step back, allow businesses to grow and create jobs, and give women (and men) every chance to enter the workforce, gain experience, and find jobs that fit their needs.
Tomorrow is the big day. You will go back to work, and have to leave your baby. You are lucky in that you will get to leave her in the arms of a loved one, and not a stranger. It will still be so incredibly hard, though.
I'm five years into the parenting thing, and reframing unhelpful comparisons is still a work in progress for me. I've learned, however, to start asking myself how I truly feel about something, rather than whether I'm on some sort of "right" track or not.
Let's set the record straight. We often hear debate about working parents "having it all," but I don't think we can have it all, or that we necessarily want to. I think we have to determine what we want and then try to figure out a way to adjust our lives, schedules, and/or careers accordingly.