Posts tagged "working moms"

Gwyneth Paltrow Really Needs To Chill Out With This “I’m A Working Mom” Stuff

Last night, Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at her LA home with a guest list that included President Obama, and announced that the issue of equal pay is "very important to me as a working mother." Here we go again. (She also told Obama that night that he's "so handsome I can't…

By: Claire Hannum / October 10, 2014

Emma Thompson Weighs In On Balancing Work With Motherhood: “You Don’t Need It All At Once”

"You can’t be a great mum and keep working all the time. ... I wanted to spend more time with my family. A year off was my birthday present to myself. I didn’t actually act or write. I was just a mum. I taught drama at my daughter’s school, cooked meals and had fun. I highly…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2014

The Best & Worst States For Working Moms

When it comes to life as a working mom, not all states are equal. According to a survey by WalletHub, where you live in the United States as a working parent can help determine how much opportunity you have. The survey focused on statistics regarding child care, professional opportunities and work-life balance (I loathe that…

By: Claire Hannum / May 8, 2014

Mommie Dearest: I Never Expected To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

Stay at home vs. working moms: it's a debate that may well have sparked the heated flames of the "mommy wars." There haven’t been a shortage of opinions on this topic, and despite being rehashed to death, more keep coming. The latest voice to enter into the fray is Allison Klein, a former reporter turned…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 19, 2014

Diablo Cody On Directing: A Woman Is “Expected To Constantly Prove Yourself”

"As a woman you're still expected to constantly prove yourself, whereas men are allowed to have flops without people blaming it on their gender. If a man has a flop, people will blame it on a variety of factors. But if a woman directs a movie and it doesn't do well, suddenly it's because she'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2013

Mitt Romney Understands Working Women Need The Flexibility To Get Home In Time To Cook Dinner

Mitt Romney's ridiculous "binders full of women" soundbite is certainly getting the bulk of the attention in today's recaps of last night's presidential debate (and, it's worth noting that he straight up lied about requesting those binders in the first place). But it was his anecdotal focus on women in the workplace needing "flexibility" that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2012

The Soapbox: Breastfeeding Professor Brings Sick Baby To Class, Heads Explode

At this point, I'm absolutely over the phrase "having it all." It's been beaten to death, taken out of context, used as link bait, etc... And I'm over it. I'm mostly over it because it's a convoluted concept. "Having it all" doesn't have one universal definition and it is something we only lord over the…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 10, 2012

Attorney General Lisa Madigan Fires Back Against Sexist Questions

This week at the National Democratic Convention, sexism seeped out of the mouths of three Chicago Sun-Times reporters when asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan about her potential run for governor. The reporters, Dave McKinney, Fran Spielman, and Natasha Korecki, raised the question of "whether she could serve as governor and still raise her kids the way…

By: Daley Quinn / September 7, 2012

Stay-At-Home-Moms More Worried, Sad & Stressed, According To New Poll

As if the "mommy wars" need even more ammunition to make women feel bad about themselves: a new Gallup poll found that stay-at-home-moms were more likely to be unhappy than working mothers. Gallup surveyed nearly 61,000 women between the ages of 18 to 64 who had at least one child under the age of 18. A…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

Ann Romney On Working Moms: “Thank Goodness That We Value Those People”

"I love the fact that there are women out there who don't have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn't easy for any of us." -- Ann Romney spoke to Republicans in Connecticut last…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2012

Australian Company Offers Double Pay To Moms Who Return To Work

As an incentive for working mothers not to drop out of the workforce, the Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is offering double pay for new moms for their first six weeks back from maternity leave. The double-pay incentive is on top of IAG's 14 weeks paid maternity leave after giving birth or adopting a child, plu…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2012

Gwyneth And GOOP’s “Day In The Life” Of 3 Privileged Working Moms

For every step forward Gwyneth Paltrow makes in her attempt to improve her image, she takes two steps back. Though I was warming up to ol' Goopie again, after that adorable and funny guest appearance on "Glee," I am back to full GP attack mode thanks to her latest GOOP newsletter. I skipped last week'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2011

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 and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2010