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Wednesday Martin

Stepmoms and Teen Stepdaughters: Oil and Vinegar

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 08.05.2016 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

"They're like oil and vinegar." We're all familiar with this expression and it couldn't be more accurate when it comes to the relationship between a stepmother and her teen stepdaughter. The conflict can take a toll, creating tension in father-daughter relationships.The fathers don't make it any easier.

Wednesday Martin Denies Fabrication Allegations: 'I Changed Identifying Details'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.18.2017 | Arts

On Wednesday, social researcher and author Wednesday Martin sat down with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live and set the record straight abo...

'Primates Of Park Avenue' Author: 'Wife Bonus' Controversy Rooted In Sexism

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.08.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

For many Upper East Side housewives, participating in the requisite charity, shopping and grooming rituals is afforded through a "wife bonus," a yearl...

How Long Do These Elite Marriages Last, with Wednesday Martin

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

According to the Census in 2009, the median length of a marriage lasted 20.9 years. A major factor that play into a long-lasting marriage include inco...

Do The Pressures of Upper Class Parenting Create Anxiety?

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Parenting in general causes anxiety, but imagine the pressure of a "mommy bonus" riding on your tail or your child getting into the most elite school ...

Are The Women of "Primates of Park Avenue" Positive Role Models To Children?

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

No two mothers are created equal, and author Wednesday Martin uncovered that in her newest memoir "Primates of Park Avenue." Digging deep into the eli...

Do Mothers Really Have A Choice To Go Back To Work? from Wednesday Martin

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Going back to work post-pregnancy can be tough. A lot of mothers in Manhattan's Upper East Side community have taken on the role of being a caretaker ...

Wednesday Martin Discusses The "Employer/Employee" Situation

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Could you imagine being an employee to your spouse? The lengths some women are going to in New York City's Upper East Side caught the eye of social re...

Talking "Mommynomics" with Wednesday Martin

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

"Mommynomics" is a term you don't hear often, but should be discussed more often. Many women in society struggle with power relations and how their wo...

What Is A Wife Bonus? from Wednesday Martin

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Could you imagine receiving a bonus for being a good wife? For some New York City mothers, this is just another day in the life of living amongst Manh...

The Women of the Book "Primates of Park Avenue"

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

The lifestyles of the rich and the famous can be interesting, but so can those living elite behind closed doors. Upper East Side life is no easy feat ...

Is Anyone Changing Because of "Primates of Park Avenue?"

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Wednesday Martin's book "Primates of Park Avenue" is number two on the New York Times Bestsellers list, but has struck a nerve in many mothers and wom...

Being a Role Model To Children, with Wednesday Martin

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Being an exemplar role model for your child is important, but what happens when you have so much pressure on yourself as a parent that your bad habits...

Sex Segregation, with "Primates of Park Avenue" Author Wednesday Martin

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Ever walked into a dinner party and have seen men only seated with men and women seated only with women? Well, author and social researcher Wednesday ...

What Is The Allure For These Women, with Wednesday Martin

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Many would question why a woman would put herself through so much turmoil to be the perfect mother and wife, but Wednesday Martin didn't need much of ...

Wednesday Martin Discusses The Concept of Intensive Motherhood

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Motherhood can be tough, but have the added pressure of raising your child in a high-risk environment can be even worse on both the mother and child. ...

Author Wednesday Martin Visits Mondays With Marlo

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

What a pleasure it was to have New York Times Best Selling Author and Social Researcher Wednesday Martin stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss her new...

What's Inside Of The Book "Primates Of Park Avenue?"

Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Although it's gained a lot of controversy for it's questionable continuity and facts, "Primates of Park Avenue" set out to explore the lives of women ...

Harper Lee, Judy Blume, EL James and 22 Books to Read for Summer 2015

Nana Meriwether | Posted 06.18.2016 | Home
Nana Meriwether

Books we read are a telling of who we are. This summer, several noted authors have released new books sure to redefine and influence our thoughts, world views and opinions.

True Feminism Means Choices Not Judgment

Steph Thompson | Posted 06.05.2016 | 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.

I Gave Up A Six-Figure Salary For My Husband, How Is That A 'Bonus'?

Lynn Morrison | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Lynn Morrison

Big sacrifices like the ones I made -- giving up a career and a fat paycheck of my own -- deserve a little extra recognition. Calling it a bonus and making it clear that it is mine further underscores my right to spend it as I see fit.

Tips for Divorced Couples and Stepparents When Celebrating Children's Life Events

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

It has long been my contention that there are many adults walking around but very few grown-ups. What is a "Grown-Up"? A "Grown-Up" is one who is comfortable in their own skin.

The Holidays: How Stepfamilies Can Be Happier

Wednesday Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wednesday Martin

Stepfamilies often experience extraordinary stress as the holidays--with their pressure cooker of "family" expectations--get underway. So, let go of the Three Big Myths of Stepfamily life.

Let's Stop Expecting Sandra Bullock to Be a Stepmartyr

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wednesday Martin

Many women suffer from what I call Stepmartyr Syndrome--embracing the notion that they are going to make it all better for everyone, whatever the cost to them personally.

Stepfamilies To Uncle Sam: Learn To Count!

Wednesday Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wednesday Martin

We're hearing a lot about the new U.S. Census these days and many might wonder what, precisely, is at stake. For stepfamilies, the answer is: quite a bit.