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Financial Knowhow in the New Year

It’s that time of year when everyone claims their New Year’s resolutions.  I don’t usually do resolutions, but this year I want to improve my knowledge in one area. This year I made a resolution to become more financially savvy.  I want to get a better understanding of my retirement accounts, understand what to be […]

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Work/Life and Kids, with NY Times Motherlode Blogger Lisa Belkin

 Thanks to Families and Work Institute, we’ve added a new segment to the Fem2.0 Wake Up! blog radio series, Work/Life and Kids: What Do Kids Really Think About Their Working Parents? Thanks to the Families and Work Institute, we’ve added a new segment to the Fem2.0 Wake Up! blog radio series, Work/Life and Kids: What […]

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Wake Up, This Is the Reality!: A Fem2.0 Campaign to Shift the Public Narrative Around Work/Life

  Work/Life in Our Communities Blog Radio Series: January 25-February 5, 2010 Blog Carnival: February 6-13, 2010   We work long hours. We work multiple jobs. We can barely afford healthcare, or we’re doing without. We’re stitching together childcare, or we’re sending our kids to school with H1N1.   We exert ourselves to be good […]

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Some Ideas for Reframing the Work/Life Narrative

Way back in October, Fem2.0 announced, Wake Up, This Is the Reality!, a campaign to shift the conversation around work and families away from outdated assumptions and privileged perspectives to better reflect the experience of everyday Americans and American families, who are being crushed between the obligations of home and the workplace. We need this […]

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Who are family caregivers?

We are mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, grand daughters and friends. We are the ones caring for our loved ones with chronic ailments, disabilities and the frailties of old age. The question is … do we recognize who we are?  Generally the answer is a resounding NO. We see ourselves as loving mothers, devoted wives, responsible […]

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Women’s History Month #27: The Value of Work Deja Vu All Over Again

This piece is part of a blog carnival on women and work. Gloria Feldt blogs at Heartfeldt Politics.   There has been a marked change in the estimate of [women’s] position as wealth producers. We have never been ‘supported’ by men; for if all men labored hard every hour of the twenty-four, they could not […]

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Blog Carnival: Women and Work

Our blog carnival about women and work is in full swing. 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!   Joan Blades, MomsRising, Working Smart vs. Working Stupid, 03-25-09 It is hard for me to imagine a more […]

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Special Invitation to Blog Carnival: Bloggers Don’t “Work”

Though the public may no longer see bloggers as slackers schlepping around at home in pajamas, can blogging — or any activity outside the 1950’s model of "9 to 5" jobs with benefits — be considered gainful employment?  Over the next few days, Fem2.0 is working with MomsRising to start a fresh conversation about what […]

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Women and Work: Why Employers’ Work/Life Policies Can—and Should—Survive the Recession

This piece is part of a blog carnival on women and work. Joan Williams is a Distinguished Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. She is the Director of the Center for WorkLife Law and the Co-Director of the Project for Attorney Retention. — It’s no surprise to the vast majority of […]

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Working Smart vs. Working Stupid

This piece, cross-posted from Huffington Post, is part of a blog carnival on women and work. Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner founded the organization MomsRising in 2006. — Yesterday the Washington Post fed the insecurities of American workers with the headline, "As Cuts Loom, Will Working From Home Lead to a Layoff?" My response "Only […]

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