Tag Archives: Caregiving

What Do You Mean There’s No Paid Maternity Leave?

Women in America are taught to save – for a car, for emergencies, homes, and retirement.  What we end up learning the hard way is the need to save for maternity leave.  Thinking about having kids one day?  Ask about your employer’s maternity leave policy now!  It might happen that there isn’t one. I’ve spent […]

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Feminism Killed Marriage

Did you know marriage eludes modern women?  I had no idea, but I do appreciate being informed of this.  As Suzanne Venker said in her article in National Review, women have a better shot today than ever before for martial bliss.  With the most freedom, flexibility and privileges than ever before women are waiting longer […]

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Are Chore Wars Just a War to Women?

Over the last two weeks there has been a flurry of articles and blog posts about the so called “chore wars”.  It all started with Time Magazine.  I found all the information about how hard it is to divide up the chores fairly.  While on vacation, my mom, sister-in-law and I were talking about how […]

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The Value of Equal Pay Day for Men

Every time I bring up Equal Pay Day (or Unequal Pay Day as I prefer to think of it), some idiot (usually an unenlightened man) lectures me about women’s choices.  Women choose careers that allow them to be with their kids more, so of course they get paid less overall, as a group. Now, let’s […]

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My Mother Was No Saint

Cross-posted with permission from patriarchal disorder and dated from March 16. It’s St. Patty’s Day tomorrow, my mother’s birthday, and I’m feeling it. Today, while paying bills, which my mother carried out so much more efficiently than I ever have, I used my solar calculator to figure out that, if she were alive today, she […]

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Sometimes I Feel As Thought I’m Going to Pull My Hair Out

Juliette’s story originally appeared as part of The NFCA Story Project. Juliette lives in Nashville, Tennessee. I’m Juliette and on February 28th I began the process of being a caregiver to my 75 year old grandmother, Lou. I’m 27, work full time and volunteer on the weekends through May. At the end of Feb., Nana […]

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Caregiving – The Days of the Maiden Aunt are Over

We need to move forward with advocacy and legislative solutions. For the caregivers devoted to either our older citizens or those who make up the future generatoin, there has to be a better way.

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Work/Life Balance? Time to Lighten the Caregiving Load

I’m tired. My job and two kids take it out of me both physically and mentally, every day. The husband, a most loving partner and doting father, is happy to help, eager for instruction like a dog waiting for its master’s next command. When he’s not focusing on his 70-plus-hours-a-week job, that is. Some days, […]

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Blog Carnival: Women and Caregiving

Our blog carnival about women and caregiving is happening now. If you have a blog post going up, let us know in the comments or by email so we can add you to this list!   Deborah Halpern, National Family Caregivers Association, Who Are Family Caregivers?, 6-26-09 We are mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, grand daughters […]

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For Women, the Other Side of Work Is NOT Play…It’s Caregiving

After hearing from many people that Sunday night online events are just not convenient, we conducted a little survey of alternative times and the results are in:  From now on, Fem2.0 Twittercasts will be Monday nights, 10 pm EST, under the hashtag #fem2. Our next Twittercast will take place July 13 on a topic near […]

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