Posts tagged "stay at home mom"

Mommie Dearest: Being A Stay-At-Home Mother Is A Job, Not A Hobby, And Nothing Like Doing Heroin

The newest log to stoke the fires of the hyped-up "Mommy Wars," is an xoJane essay that got extra legs when it was recently republished over at TIME.com. Liz Pardue Schultz's piece "Being a Stay-at-Home Mother Is Not a Job," compares being a stay-at-home mom to a hobby, like camping, throwing a party for…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 16, 2015

Breaking News: You Can Be A Feminist And A Stay-At-Home Mom

I expected the worst when I heard that that New York magazine would be writing an article about "The Retro Wife," about how some liberal feminists are embracing retro lifestyles by staying-at-home. Well, I didn't expect the worst. But I expected your typical scoopfuls of women-don't-need-or-want-feminism-anymore BS, which, as Anna North at BuzzFeed Shift notes,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2013

What’s A “Stay-At-Home Girlfriend”?

Linkbait — (noun), an article written online for the sole purpose of trying to draw traffic. You've heard of stay-at-home-moms — now it's time to meet a "stay-at-home-girlfriend." Writing on the Brooklyn-based blog Brokelyn, blogger Quiana Stokes described how she recently lost her job and is now a "stay-at-home-girlfriend" in Greenpoint, Brooklyn,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2011

Today’s Lady News: You Mean Everyone Can’t Afford To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom?

While cutting funding for a Head Start program for disadvantaged preschoolers, elected officials in Frederick County, Maryland, made appallingly ignorant comments about how their own wives took time off of work to stay home with their kids when they were young, so why can't other moms? [TDB.com] A subcommittee of Iowa's state House…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The Regrets Of A Stay-At-Home Mom

These are the regrets of a stay-at-home mom who "opted out" of the workforce, got divorced, and is now broke. For anyone who would eventually like to stay at home and raise some babies, this is a must-read. [Salon.com] Beth Ditto of The Gossip is writing a memoir! Yay! [Vogue IT]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2011

A Stay-At-Home-Dad: Status Symbol, Mr. Mom, Babysitter … Or Parent?

There are many names you could call a stay-at-home dad who raises the young'uns while wifey brings home the bacon. "Mr. Mom." The babysitter. Or, according to Marie Claire magazine, a status symbol — the beta husband of the "alpha mom." One stay-at-home dad, however, has a different label he would like you…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Senate Candidate Says Stay-At-Home Parenting Is “Right” Thing To Do

Sharron Angle, a U.S. Senate candidate for Nevada, has said that having one parent staying at home with children is the "right" and "acceptable" thing to do. Gee, I wonder which gender she's talking about?! A group of Las Vegas working moms wondered the same thing and recently held an event to denounce Angle…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2010

Sexism Still Pays Off For Men

Growing up, my mom and dad shared the responsibility of bringing home the bacon…well, the proverbial bacon -- we’re Jewish. Anyway, my mom was a realtor and good at her job, but I’ll never forget her main competitor. His wife didn’t work and he was a jerk, the kind of guy who used too much…
By: Simcha / September 24, 2008