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Stay at Home Mothers

The Politics of Motherhood

Ann O'Leary | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Working mothers, or at least those with limited education and lower-end jobs, have almost no employee benefits that allow time away from work when their children are sick or even when they give birth.

Burying a Life in My Mother's Obit

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 07.15.2012 | Media
Michael L. Millenson

My bruised feelings notwithstanding, I suppose the Post reporter did us a favor. In just a few sentences she summed up my mother's life in a way that made the paper. And yet burying my mother's real identity for the sake of a few inches of type, continued to gnaw at me.

The Tyranny of Modern Motherhood?

Élisabeth Badinter | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Élisabeth Badinter

With all of its demands, the naturalist ideal of the 21st century means that it takes a woman as much time and energy to raise two children as our grandmothers spent raising four.

Stay-At-Home Dads Face More Bias Than Ann Romney

Nathan Greenberg | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Nathan Greenberg

The Rosen/Romney discussion glossed over the serious social failure of recognizing both genders of stay-at-home parents as valid, important and hard-working.

How Homemaking Became Hip

The New York Observer | Posted 04.19.2012 | Women

One of my roommates periodically gets a very crafty idea when it comes to the maintenance of our apartment-he'll stay up all night and bleach the coun...

Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 06.18.2012 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

A well-placed brooch became not only Ms. Albright's fashion signature, but a silent signal to her host about what she expected from their meeting. "Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection" is on view at the Denver Art Museum.

The Mommy Wars Are Wrecking Your Health: Here's What To Do About It

Andrea Bonior | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Call it whatever you want: the Mommy wars, Mean Girls growing up, cat (or Tiger!) fighting: American culture seems to delight in watching mothers tear each other down.

A Mother's Guilt

Erin Smith | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Erin Smith

It's difficult to strike a balance between being everything our kids need us to be and maintaining our sanity and individuality.

Ryan Grim

House Bill On Moms Would Take Romney 'At His Most Recent Word' | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of House Democrats, encouraged by the recent bipartisan agreement that stay-at-home moms should be considered just as hard wor...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney's Long Involvement In The Politics Of Motherhood | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney seemed comfortable turning last week's kerfuffle over stay-at-home mothers into a "Christmas gift" that came early for hi...

Mommy War Madness

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Toni Nagy

You can be the most sacrificing altruistic mother in the world and your child will resent you for making them your world and never teaching them empathy because you always hid your pain.

Are You My Motherhood?

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Annabelle Gurwitch

We Village Parents don't have a book out; we're too harried to write one. We don't have a catch phrase unless you count our endless mutterings of "I'm exhausted."

Will There Ever be a Truce in the Mommy Wars?

Joan Williams | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

Women need to stop fighting with each other and band together with like-minded men to break the links between motherhood, belittlement, and economic vulnerability.

Stop the War on Mothers

Ellen Bravo | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

I love the image of conservatives hiding behind the flag of motherhood to protect themselves against charges of gender insensitivity. It's like kids who move the couch to cover up a stain and hope no one will notice.

"Stay-at-Home Mom" Is a Political Misnomer

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

What business is it of ours to question why women work for pay and why they might cease to do? We all contribute in different ways. Far more important is what we do as a society to help families.

Would Hilary Rosen Have Criticized Stay-at-Home Dads as Never Having Worked?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

If Rosen is going to rail against a war against women, then let's agree that a gender bias that praises men who put their kids first but punishes women for the same is an unfair assault in that battle.

Why Are We Still Having The Stay-At-Home-Mom Debate?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Wow, talk about a conversational flashback. Thanks to Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen saying how Ann Romney -- stay-at-home Mom to five boys -- "actually never worked a day in her life," that old can of worms about SAHMs has again been reopened.

New Study Links Traditional Marriage to War on Women

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

A recent study found that men in traditional marriages with stay-at-home wives had negative attitudes about working women

Lee Woodruff's Advice To Her Daughters: Keep An Oar In The Water

Lee Woodruff | Posted 05.28.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

Young women today tell me they will not delay childbearing. They have seen too many women wake up at 40 wearing the "I forgot to have kids" sandwich board. And I hold my tongue. There is no cookie-cutter approach to any of this, no one-size-fits-all.

The Conversation ‘The Good Wife’ Wants Women To Have

| Posted 03.13.2012 | Women

By:Torie Bosch (Click here for the original article) This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, March 11, episode of The Good Wife. Now in ...

What More And More Educated Women Are Doing

Posted 03.09.2012 | Women

Tiziana Barghini | Reuters (Reuters) - Susanna Mancini cherishes a photo of herself at 27: a smiling face behind a pair of dark sunglasses. O...

Are Working Moms Really Happier?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.18.2011 | Parents

To work or not to work after having children: it's a subject that's been debated over and over again. What's best for the kids? What’s best for wome...

Enough Already of "Work-Life Balance"

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 02.05.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

In this eternal quest for "balance" and "juggling," I believe we have perpetuated a cultural expectation that just isn't realistic.

The Evolution Of The Housewife

Aol Jobs | Posted 11.14.2011 | Women

"We are all housewives. We would prefer to be persons." Jane O'Reilly, in the 1971 premier issue of Ms. magazine. Two-thirds of stay-at-home mother...

What Both Working And Stay-At-Home Moms Feel Judged About

Posted 12.26.2011 | Parents

By Rachel Emma Silverman On The Juggle The so-called Mommy Wars posit that there's tension between mothers who choose to stay home with their kids ...