Want to commiserate about the Monday back to work blues or get tips on scheduling playdates from your desk? This is the place to quench your thirst for all things work/life related. Watercooler's editorial host is Jennifer Sey, the VP of global marketing for Dockers. She is joined by Vicki Larson, a journalist and single mom who writes at The OMG Chronicles; Denise Berger, the global leader of the Women’s International Network (WIN) at Aon Corporation; and Kerry Rivera, a real mom from the "O.C." who is the Marketing and Advertising Manager for Toyota.
This generation of working moms has a childcare option almost unheard of in previous decades: the Stay At Home Dad (playgroup code name “SAHD”). According to a Census Bureau report, full-time stay at home dads took care of 189,000 children in 2002, up 18 percent from 1994. These are married fathers with children under 15 who are not in the labor force primarily so they can care for kids while their wives work outside the home. more
I often joke that I was raised in the bosom of Island Women. That’s because my parents divorced when I was very young. With my dad out of the house and money tight, my mom needed to work—and her job required a lot of travel, which meant she also needed help taking care of me and my sister. Until I was 10, we always had live-in help, a.k.a. “The Nanny.” more
There used to be this thing called a generation gap. The term referred to the distance in understanding between people with more than, say, twenty years between them. Where women were concerned, the term captured the often sharp division between the stay-at-home mothers of the nineteen fifties and sixties and their daughters, women like many of our moms on the front end of feminism’s second wave. But the gap has closed.