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A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
Why Are American Moms Maxed Out and on the Brink?
From the outside, it appeared that Katrina Alcorn was “doing it all.” She had three healthy kids, a loving husband and a growing career. Then one day in 2009 while driving to Target to buy diapers, it all came to a crashing halt when she had a breakdown. As she battled her way through crippling depression and tried to heal, she wondered how other women – many others with less supportive bosses, less engaged spouses and lower paychecks – were managing it. As she began talking to other women and listened to their stories of migraines, depression and anxiety, she realized they weren’t. Like her, many were just hanging on by a loose thread.  → Read More
Mum is exactly like Dad Except Better at Legos
If our one-year-old could say more than, “dad” or “mum” he would tell you that mum is the same as dad, except she creates better Lego towers. This is not by chance, but by design, and a lot of team work. We love our son more than life itself, but neither of us could imagine giving up our careers to become a stay at home parent. Balance was needed to make sure we were the best parents we could be, but that we also continued driving toward our career goals and pursuing our passions.  → Read More
Headlines from the Front Lines
How Hillary is Putting More Cracks in the Glass Ceiling, An Ongoing Struggle for Working Parents and the New Face of Poverty
Happy Friday! We’ve spent the week reading through fabulous submissions from our reporters about sleep deprivation and how men are changing. But we always make time to read up on what the rest of the ‘net has been buzzing about. Here are some stories you won’t to miss…  → Read More
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