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Thriving After Transitioning to a Third Metric Life

Elisa Batista | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Elisa Batista

Anyone who has a job that requires constant connectivity can identify with the social diseases of time famish and perpetual distraction. Using studies and anecdotes from her own time-strapped life, Arianna makes a compelling case for why the way many U.S. workers live is unhealthy.

Leaning In or Falling Over?

Stephanie Lormand | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Stephanie Lormand

Even with all of those challenges, I love being a person that can see a million different uses for a shower curtain -- and I feel genuine regret for those that cannot.

Michelle Obama Is Not Mom-In-Chief: Who Is?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Nanette Fondas

Michelle Obama hit the bull's eye in her Democratic Convention speech. But naming herself "mom-in-chief" -- while endearing -- missed the mark.

Sex, Contraception, Motherhood & the Current Madness

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Make no mistake, this current backlash against full coverage for contraceptive health care is really a backlash against the increasing empowerment of women -- and against mothers, in particular.

The Execution of Troy Davis -- A Mother's Story

Martina Davis-Correia | Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime
Martina Davis-Correia

My son was six weeks old when I first brought him to meet his uncle, Troy Davis. He was scared to hold my tiny baby. It was such a magical moment, because it was like I was giving my brother this gift.

Only One Woman on the "Super Committee"? Ouch!

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 10.12.2011 | Women
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Here's the math: Women are 50.7% of our population, only 17% of Congress, and an appallingly low 8% of the Super Committee. This lack of representation on the debt ceiling Super Committee which is charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal budget is pathetic.

A Lifetime Limit Would Limit Violet's Life on Earth

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

It's not until lightning strikes that people truly understand what it means that the Affordable Care Act gave consumers new protections against insurance company abuses.

Mama Grizzlies for Health Reform (Heck yah, we're all Mama Grizzlies for our kids)

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

There's been a lot of media coverage lately about the rise of high profile political moms in the Tea Party movement. But what's been less reported is that moms are rising up across the political spectrum. We're all Mama Grizzlies for our kids.

Who Needs More Women in Government? Moms

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I write today not just as the head of WCF, but also as a mother of three. Long before I entered politics, motherhood quickly introduced me to daily,...

Waffles Shouldn't Be on the Menu Today: Loretta Sanchez Needs to Stand Up for Families on Health Care Now

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

While there are reasons not to like the health reform bill, none are good enough to stand in the way of an estimated 32 million people gaining health insurance.

Does International Women's Day Matter in the U.S.?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

In the U.S. we're not moving forward -- we're falling behind. According to the World Economic Forum, we fell four spots due to poor performance in women's health and political leadership.

Women's Happiness Isn't A Dead Deer on the Dining Room Table

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The message is: Women, you, and your fight for equality, are responsible for your own unhappiness. It's a Half-Lash: The backlash from women becoming half of the paid labor force.

Women Who Tech

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

As new media continues to be an amplifying platform for previously under-recognized constituencies and agendas, women are looking to claim their piece of the pie.

Working Smart vs. Working Stupid

Joan Blades | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan Blades

It is hard for me to imagine a more efficient, effective, family-friendly and environmentally sound model for my work. I am amazed by how much staff gets done every day, and how well balanced my life is overall.

International Women's Day: Nary a Whisper, get Out the Kevlar

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The oversight of women's contributions on International Women's Day, and every day, matters -- as do our assumptions about what women, and mothers, can and can't do.

Peaceful Revolution: Blood Money or Wall Street Bonuses? Pres. Obama, Get Your Signing Pen Ready

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

While Wall Street rails against restrictions on executive salary bonuses, families are suffering. Some moms are selling their blood plasma to put food on the table.

Peaceful Revolution: Getting to the Truth

Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson

We've read a number of studies that talk about how it's not uncommon for managers at large organizations to "fly under the radar" with their own pro-employee, results-oriented work culture.

Peaceful Revolution: Bailout Blues: Opportunity in Crisis

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Daily worries about work and family responsibilities proved to be frequent for 72 percent of working fathers and 67 percent of working mothers with children under 18.

Peaceful Revolution: The Momonomics of Healthcare for Kids

Donna Norton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Norton

When children have gaps in coverage and do not get timely preventive care, they often end up requiring more expensive health care, such as hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

Peaceful Revolution: Work Life: Moving from the Personal to the Political

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

The public cares very much about work and family life, and yet not once has a candidate been asked about his or her stand on policies pertaining to work and family life beyond health care and economic security.

Broke and Burned Out: Moms of '08 Election?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nanette Fondas

Soccer moms, security moms ... How will the mothers' vote be labeled this year? Broke and burned out moms?