Archive of ‘Workplace’ category

Good News for the Children of Working Moms

We all know our children do what they see us do, not what we tell them to do.  And usually I think about all the terrible things I do that my kids are probably picking up on and storing away to try out themselves at some point – like my nightly glass of wine, or […] Read more…

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Working Moms to Lawmakers: Stop Screwing With Public Schools

I freaking love my children’s school.  As a working mom living within a tight personal budget I am so grateful that I have an amazing public school run by an exceptional principal, a PTO that works their butts off to keep things like the library open and the lights on, and a cadre of volunteers […] Read more…

Don’t Call Me Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, or Young Lady

Do you remember Flo from Mel’s Diner?  If I ordered a greasy breakfast at Mel’s and while taking my order Flo called me “honey” that would be just fine by me.  Because she called everyone honey.  But if I’m at one of the nicest restaurants in town, at a table full of men, at what […] Read more…

Thanks for Blazing That Trail, Joan Rivers!

Let me just get this out of the way:  I am a gigantic, unabashed, unapologetic Joan River’s fan.  Any woman who has so much trouble keeping her mouth shut and saying the right thing that she decided to make a successful career out of it deserves undying devotion. But as amazing a comedic talent as […] Read more…

Yes Female Breadwinners Are Ruining Society

Fox News recently ran a segment, prompted by the Working Mother Media survey, asking if female breadwinners are ruining society.  Fox & Friends host Clayton Morris suggested, and I quote: “But isn’t there some sort of biological need, innate need for men to be the cavemen. Go out and bring home the dinner and actually […] Read more…

Why Working Mothers Must Defend Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy, second baseman for the New York Mets, was excoriated by New York Sports Radio commentators last week for choosing to be with his wife for the birth their first son and (gasp) taking the next two days off to bond and connect with his new baby and support his wife.  Talk show host, Mike Francesca, […] Read more…

I Am A Working Mother. Viva La Revolucion!

How many pity parties have you had in the last week?  the last month?  By my count I’m up to about two full on “poor me” moments and about a half-dozen or so micro-moments.  Because it is hard!  No matter how funny and rewarding trying to raise a family and a maintain a career can be […] Read more…

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