iOS app Android app

Women and Housework

6 Survival Tips for Women Writers

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

Leave home. I don't care if you borrow a friend's empty kitchen while she's away for the weekend, sign up for a writing retreat, or rent a motel room, but find a way to get out of your house. Your family will survive and you will come to embrace this time, making the almighty leap between caretaker and woman writer easier.

What Lurks Behind the Word 'Wife'?

TueNight | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women

I surprised myself with the revelation that there has always been something about the word "wife" that bothered me deep down. It felt unequal.

Cleaning Lady Detox: How and Why I Conquered My Addiction

Lillian Duggan | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Lillian Duggan

I came home from work, opened the front door, took in the near-perfect lack of dust, inhaled crisp lemony Pine Sol and thought to myself, This must be like smoking crack.

Domestic Duties Impact Women of Main Street As Well As Wall Street

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

In all different industries at all different income levels, couples are struggling with how to balance two careers and home life.

5 Lessons Stay-at-Home Dads Can Teach Women

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents
Liz O'Donnell

While we look to men to carry their fair share, we can also look to some of the stay-at-home fathers, who by the way, manage 43 hours per week of leisure time -- double that of their partners, for some lessons on how women can lean out a bit at home.

Why Work Is 'Never Done' For Many Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

More women in Europe have taken on full-time jobs in recent years, but they haven't taken any work off of their plates at home, according to new data ...

Housework Gap Fuels the Wage Gap

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

With so many American families relying on female breadwinners to contribute at least some part of the necessary income to maintain their households, it's imperative we close the both the housework gap and the wage gap, and help women access the top salaries.

Why Spouses Shouldn't Split Housework Equally | Posted 03.19.2013 | Weddings

Marriages should be equal, and that has to mean equal housework too. Laundry, cleaning, child care, scheduling playdates, and buying groceries—it sh...

Is Housework a Career Killer?

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Liz O'Donnell

A new study from the University of California, Berkeley indicates that women who run their households have fewer career ambitions and less interest in promotions and raises at work.

Media Ignores the Importance of Housework in Divorce Rates and Career Advancement

Londa Schiebinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Londa Schiebinger

The time is ripe to apply some "spring cleaning" to old beliefs about the mop. The next time a major institution publishes a study on housework, we hope to see it on the front page of the news section.

Ending the Dinner Dash

Laura Vanderkam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Vanderkam

The personal is political, the second wave feminists liked to say and nothing showcases the hard choices modern mothers face like the issue of what we feed our families.