Full-time moms are so hungry for economic independence that many of them are willing to take on any challenging job they can encounter. The problem is that society is still taking baby steps on this topic, either not offering mothers a chance, or giving them inadequate options.
Work place flexibility helps all employees, so it's little surprise that women with MS say it's important as well. Women with MS need more help in the workplace -- and flexibility is an easy place to start.
In November 2014, I gave birth to a new venture: a baby boy named James. He's pretty cute if I say so myself, and has so drastically altered my universe that it's hard to even remember what life was like before he was born.
The asset boom combined with wage stagnation have only intensified our nation's disparity disorder, the prime metaphor for which is Walmart and its heirs, the Waltons.
We are a happy family -- thank God for that! But I'm not always snapping pictures, we're not always smiling and you can be darn sure that I'm not sharing our ugly moments on social media. Until now
This case shows what the system of laws, and the courts that enforce them, think about parenting: it is an inconvenient obstruction to operating a business. The most fundamental human processes of giving birth, bonding with a newborn, and feeding ones babies breast milk (the cheapest, healthiest source of newborn nutrition) are shoved into a tiny window of time, and accommodated as grudgingly as possible, if at all.
I remember the first time I discovered I was pregnant. I looked in disbelief at the pregnancy test. The joy that I felt was immediately overcome by concern.
If you are condemning other parents for not being as excited as you are to have a fun-filled day off of school, please stop. Unless you have walked the proverbial mile in someone else's shoes, you have no idea
You can help keep your beloved nanny from reaching the point of no return by recognizing the signs of burnout and taking steps to keep her and your family happy with the care she provides.
Kellee Mayfield keeps hearts beating, literally, as a sales and clinical specialist for pacemakers and defibrillators. She's also a talented painter, and writes about life in southeast Arkansas on her popular blog Delta Moxie.
I love Eileen's reminders about expectations -- the ones we set our for ourselves and the ones others set for us.
Sometimes we'll get it right and sometimes we'll mess up and have to start over. I know this because I have had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing hundreds of women from all across the country -- women who are trying to chart their own course.
I have a knight in shining armor. He's making dinner or taking Noah to hockey practice or peeling polish from his toenails. That guy has a knight in shining armor, too. It's me, the missing piece in archaic princess culture. We make it through together. We help each other.
One of the reasons I revamped Afro-Chic Mompreneur, was to have an open ended discussion on the work/life balance dilemma, that every Mompreneur deals...
Here are some gifts created by momtrepreneurs or mother-owned businesses, because what better way to gift yourself or others than by giving back to hard-working mamas?
Whether we're 20 or 40, a successful businesswoman or an accomplished artist, some of us are just not cut out for the newborn stage. And it's OK to admit it.