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Stay at Home Mothers

(Getting) Back to Work (Outside the Home)

Lola Olley | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Lola Olley

Whether one decides to make the leap or to wait, Crabb and Ogunlegan both made it known the importance of being honest with yourself and about what can realistically be done at this phase in your life and career.

3 Things Women Can Do To Move Forward, FAST!

Jeanne M. Stafford | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Jeanne M. Stafford

It's time to stop filling the news with the lists and graphs of how slow the improvement is for women in our country and start by sharing solutions.

More Than a Housewife

Shannon Day | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Shannon Day

Sometimes it just doesn't sit well knowing that I am the keeper of the towels. Sometimes it feels daunting, degrading even, that all the dirt and the mess that happens on and all around my family members is there waiting for me.

Government Checks for Stay-At-Home Mothers Part II

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Many people, no matter how hard they work, do not get the same opportunities as others. They don't get the best of choices. Others get no choice at all. Despite what many of us think or believe, having a choice is a great luxury.

Husband Doesn't Respect Me Because I'm a SAHM

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.09.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Your husband seems to be putting you in a double bind by criticizing you for not getting paid but also shutting down when you mention getting a job.

How Camp Changed My Life and My Relationship With My Kids

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

For eight weeks, I got to have fun, sing, dance, cheer, and make hundreds of kids smile. But what I got out of it on a personal level was far more significant than I could have imagined. Here are 10 things I learned that not only changed my life but my relationship with my kids.

It's Not What You Think

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I remember thinking to myself, why do women that stay at home with their kids act like they're really doing something? I was so jealous of them. I wished I could stay at home and watch t.v. all day, talk on my phone and go shopping all the time. I was envious of their laid back, relaxed life.

How Stay-at-Home Moms Can "Opt Back In" to Work

Samantha Parent | Posted 09.05.2015 | Women
Samantha Parent

Stay-at-home moms-- Don't fall for the chatter that "opting out" of the workforce to raise kids sounds the death knell for your career. It is possible...

Five Ways Not to Treat a Stay-at-Home Mom

Jennifer Brenan | Posted 08.30.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Brenan

I am 100 percent a feminist. Feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality to men. Can I be a feminist and still stay home with my children at this point in our lives? Well, yes, actually I can.

Government Checks for Stay-at-Home Mothers

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Why is it that the world expects mothers to sit home and raise the future of our nations without any type of financial compensation?

'Stay-at-Home Mom' Is Not a Real Job

Jennifer Sullivan | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Sullivan

Stay-at-home mom is not a real job. At most places of employment, when you take lunch, you're actually allowed to feed yourself, not spend lunchtime preparing a meal for your boss, cutting it into painstakingly small pieces, while he screams at you for not moving faster.

The Mom Union

Kathy Radigan | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I have found that to do my best job as a mom I need the support and input of other women. Finding this support was a lot harder than I'd anticipated.

The Baby Debate: Whether to Have Another or Close Up Shop

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

I knew the time would come when I would have to make this decision. That time is now. I have three kids and I am 40 years old. I do not think I am too old, I just told myself this was a good age to stop. Now that I am here, I am not sure I am done.

Don't Leave When You Leave

Joan Williams | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Joan Williams

Another great article by Claire Cain Martin documents that younger professional women are more likely than their elders to plan on taking a career break when they have kids. For them, Sheryl Sandberg's famous advice -- Don't Leave Before You Leave -- can now be supplemented with new advice: Don't Leave When You Leave.

Working Mother Heads To Washington, D.C.

Regan Long | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.

The 14 Stages of Going to a Restaurant With Kids

Janie Porter | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

Let's be honest. If we're going to spend my husband's hard-earned money on a sit-down meal, I'm going to want to let it fully digest. That's not possible with toddlers. Let's go through the play-by-play.

8 Reasons Why Mothers Left Their Careers for Stay-At-Home Motherhood

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

There is a common misconception that most mothers make a free choice to leave the workforce for stay-at-home motherhood. My research indicated that for the 10 women I studied, the maternal instinct was not always the only or main reason that these women left their careers for stay-at-home motherhood.

4 Words My Husband Says That Reflect the Importance of Parenting

Pamela Boccia | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

My husband is certainly not perfect, but he's pretty extraordinary in his recognition of the value of parenting. He lives out this value every day in his interactions with our children. He gives everything he has to them -- every ounce of energy, attention, patience and love that he has within.

Why Our Choices Don't Matter as Much as We Think

Reem Kassis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I can't be sure, but I do know the grass always appears greener on the other side, even to children. So instead of judging each other, why don't we invite the person across the street for a cup of coffee onto our lawn?

Dear Friend: You Are Enough

Kara Lawler | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Kara Lawler

You are a fantastic mother, partner, sister, daughter, friend, worker, and you are doing enough.

When It Comes to Careers, Why Is There No Value Placed on Being With Our Children?

Stacey Brooks Delo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Stacey Brooks Delo

Why is the idea of a mother leaving to be with her children at dinner time somehow viewed as a bad thing, and more importantly, as a career staller -- particularly given that when men do this they are viewed as good dads and not penalized from a career perspective?

In Appreciation of the PTA

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

Their role is truly thankless. They have to herd the volunteers together, field any number of complaints, attend meetings, and gently let down every wide-eyed volunteer with a plan to raise money this way or spend it another, when their idea clashes with the reality of the calendar, or the budget, or the rules around the use school facilities.

My Degrees Make Me Unemployable

Jami Demuth | Posted 06.10.2015 | Education
Jami Demuth

I thought my degrees and past work experience would speak for themselves. I thought I'd seamlessly transition back into the workforce. But, I am highly educated in looking at perspectives, analyzing situations and problem-solving. I guess I'll do just that.

True Feminism Means Choices Not Judgment

Steph Thompson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Steph Thompson

The reality is that all of us -- working for pay or not -- have to handle our daily lives, whatever they may hold for us to relish or endure. What is highly unproductive is for us to stand back and judge. There is no single metric that means we're doing well.

The Latest 'Menace' Stalking The Suburbs

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

He is uniquely placed to exploit any sense of alienation you feel as a mom. He will fill any void in your domestic life with his, er, 'manhood.' And he'll even help you launder the sheets after your little tryst. Meet the "stray-at-home dad."