Society has laid unnecessary pressure on mothers since the dawn of time. Nowadays, most moms are expected to “have it all,” and to keep everything together while working, parenting, and somehow also making time for themselves. It’s pretty ridiculous to think one human being can do so many things at once. Yes, moms are superheroes, but they’re also people and it’s impossible to try and keep up with everyone else’s standards of the “ideal” parent. Just take it from this mom who recently posted to Facebook about all of society’s ridiculous expectations for working mothers and you’ll be exhausted just […]
Photograph by 10’000 Hours At a global event for a giant corporation, a top official came up to me. He wanted to discuss work–life balance initiatives, which are a crucial part of building gender equality. “It’s something we take seriously,” he said. “We have maternity leave and offer women the chance to go part-time if they’d like.” “That’s great,” I responded. “Do you do the same for men?” “No, no,” he answered. “This is about women.” I have similar conversations with executives all the time, in the United States and around the world. by Dominic Endicott, John Sviokla There’s no question […]
By Karen Mizoguchi From the editors of Khloé Kardashian made her first talk show debut since confirming her pregnancy. The pregnant Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star — who is expecting her first child with her NBA boyfriend Tristan Thompson — appeared on Ellen DeGeneres‘ daytime program, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, to talk about her baby on the way. @KhloeKardashian and her baby bump are here tomorrow. @KylieJenner and her baby bump are watching from home. A post shared by Ellen (@theellenshow) on Jan 3, 2018 at 6:19pm PST “At the beginning, the first trimester is the worst and […]
The Duchess of Cambridge if officially on maternity leave after completing her final public engagement This content was originally published here.
Futurity is your source of research news from leading universities. You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Despite marketing claims that home pregnancy tests are 99 percent accurate, research over the past decade has shown that up to 5 percent of them return false negatives. Each year, women in the US rely on some 20 million of these tests. Makers of pregnancy tests advise that tests taken in the first week or two after conception could be inaccurate because pregnancy hormones may not have risen high enough to be detected. “The worst [test] gave […]
Over and over, Emily Holtz Patterson heard the same questions when she started looking for work a few months after the birth of her second daughter: “So, I see this gap on your resume… ” “Are you sure you want to come back? Are you sure you want to go back to work?” “Tech changes so fast. How are you going to keep up?” Patterson has a degree in management information systems and 10 years of tech industry experience; it had never taken her more than six weeks to find a job. But for the first time in her career, […]
Father’s Day is this weekend and new research suggests the role of working dads is changing, though not quickly enough for some. A study by Dove Men+Care and the gender equality organization Promundo shows that more men want access to paternity leave, while 73% think there is little workplace support for fathers. NBC 5 spoke to two working dads about the search for balance. It’s Daddy time in the Harris household, when Anthony Harris’ wife works evenings three nights a week and he stays home with their one and three-year-old daughters. “Today I got home at 4:40 or something and […]
Maternity Clothes for Women Who Hate Maternity Clothes Posted by Aaron Gilbreath Katie Collins/PA Wire URN: 33728751 When my other half was pregnant last year, she relied on Zofran and pants with stretchy waistlines to survive. Her policy on maternity clothes was: “To buy things that I would still be able to wear after, and to buy secondhand.” Why invest in an expensive niche wardrobe for a body that won’t even be around next season? At , Stephie Grob Plante writes the ultimate cultural history of maternity clothes, what she calls the “temporary wardrobe” that cause endless stress, self-loathing and irritation […]
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Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler sat again Sunday. He has started just four games in the past 11 days, and he won’t be playing again until at least Thursday in San This content was originally published here.