I couldn’t help but feel personally attacked by Eve Vawter‘s piece on entrepreneur women and the empathy they don’t deserve when they dare find balancing their businesses and family difficult. I find myself in a very similar situation toÂ Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-a-Porter.Â Like Massenet, I have a new baby, a new business and a successful husband. Unlike Massenet, I also have a demanding 3-year-old. Also unlike Massenet, I don’t get to talk about this extremely difficult time in my life in retrospect. More
Topic: working mom
Oh the injustices that pregnant women can endure on the job — and by “women” I specifically don’t mean the Lean In crowd. Rich women ofÂ privilege may need to band together for the “having it all” parade, but some pregnant women can’t even use the bathroom on the job without employerÂ scrutiny, such asÂ Kristi Rifkin. More
I can’t believe I’m saying this in the year 2013, but from the results of this study it seems that jobs in medicine, engineering, the law or finance really are no jobs for women. More
Yes, being a working mom is hard no matter what your net worth is, but I think the blow can be cushioned a little by knowing you can afford to take a day off or simply afford to hire more employees or else buy yourself a nice little cheapo Alexander McQueen frock. While the rest of the working moms in the world celebrate by paying the water bill so they can take a hot shower, wheeeee! More
So even though I’m happy both these ladies are raging against the man-machine, the majority of us can’t really join the conversation because we are busy clipping coupons so we can afford to eat and have the luxury of electricity. More
Days later, serious shit went down between me and my husband. We determined we could no longer afford the beautiful house weâd been planning to build this summer. After an especially heated argument, I went so far as to look up the number for the Missouri suicide hotline because, goddammit, I didnât know what I could be doing differently. More
Back in 2007, we didn’t realize how good we had it. The economy was still growing. We had a little faith in our financial system. And apparently, more moms were happy to stay home with the kids, or at least work part-time. But ever since the big, bad Recession, moms are much more likely to think that full-time work is ideal. Makes sense to us. More
Stumble out of bed with one eye open. Locate middle of the night pee and do a mediocre job cleaning it up with a towel.
Beg your toddler to get dressed while making at least three more empty threats. Say âno you cannot wear your bathing suit to schoolâ no less than 12 times and commence yoga breathing techniques.
Settle on an outfit thatâs only sort of insane looking and tell yourself you donât care what anyone thinks — your child is a creative genius. More
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Lean In is a lot of things, but one thing it is definitely not is boring. Sheryl Sandberg‘s book on that pesky terminology of “work life balance,” she admits, is not really a memoir. She explicitly specifies that it’s not really “a self-help book,” or “a book on career management.” Although she is comfortable with the descriptive “sort of feminist manifesto.” Frankly, Lean In is a hybrid of all the aforementioned labels, and the personal anecdotes of Sheryl’s own rise to the top of Silicon Valley perform as the perfectÂ punctuationÂ between some rousing lady career advice.
Here at Mommyish, we’ve always been a tad skeptical about women vs. women studies that paint females out to be constantly combative to one another over their life choices or place in corporate and socialÂ hierarchies. Whether it’s childfree vs. mothers, SAHM vs. working woman, or Millennial girls vs. baby-boomer ladies, we always take these studies on woman to woman relationships with a big grain of salt. And an acknowledgement that these battles are often bad for both sides.
There are a million different scheduling issues that need to be figured out for working parents and itâs disappointing that a working mother and brilliant mind like Marissa Mayer doesnât address the nuances of that in her new policy. More
Marissa Mayer just got kicked a few more rungs down the mommy shit list. The Yahoo CEO and timid glass ceiling buster who just ended telecommuting for Yahoo employees — and therefore a flexible work schedules for parents — has a private Marissa MayerÂ nursery in her office. Cue parental anarchy. More
Okay people, real talk time. Can women ever do anything without being defined by what they do with their uterus? It’s insulting how often the media adds the qualifier “mother” or “mommy” ahead of a woman’s accomplishments or contributions, along with “mompreneur.” More