May 2021 / 26 posts found

Working Mothers Derailed by Pandemic Face a Tough Road – WSJ

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Before the Covid pandemic erupted, Brooks McCoy made $103,000 a year as a regional director for a commercial cleaning franchise in North Carolina. After being laid off last March, the mother of two resorted to selling Pampered Chef cookware to friends of friends. In August, after months of looking, she found a full-time job selling copiers and printers to businesses. The company has given her the childcare flexibility she needs now, letting her work from home when her two daughters don’t have in-person school. But it pays $40,000 a year. “I made that coming out of college,” says Ms. McCoy, […]

Self-Employed and Pregnant? What Maternity Leave Looks Like for Freelancers in the U.S.

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Yep, you read that title correctly. This isn’t a guest post and I, Bobby Hoyt aka Millennial Money Man, am actually talking about maternity leave. From the very beginning of M$M, my goal has been to help millennials with their financial lives– debt payoff, investing, side hustling, retirement, etc. But, I haven’t spent much time talking specifically about marriage and families, and there are a lot of serious financial issues wrapped up those topics. Millennials, though, are doing this whole marriage and family thing a little differently– our marriage rates are significantly lower than previous generations and the birth rate has […]

Hold an EPTea Party to mark our 20th anniversary and raise funds and awareness for the EPT — The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

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The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust has been supporting women and families experiencing ectopic pregnancy for 20 years Join us in marking this occasion by holding an EPTea Party and we will send you a limited edition EPT20 tea towel for free! Your EPTea Party can help ensure that women and families can continue to turn to The EPT for information and support in their time of need. Anyone can host their own EPTea Party, with donations on the day kindly made to the EPT. For the cost of a cuppa and a slice of cake we can… provide seven people with […]

An Invisible Epidemic Of Obstetric Violence Is Stripping Indian Women Of Their Dignity In Childbirth

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Obstetric violence, both physical and verbal, is taken for granted in Indian hospitals, but is an assault on human rights & dignity, leading to a lot of morbidity and mortality. Obstetric violence, was a term I encountered, while researching for a write-up on abortion. It was an unfamiliar term; a term I’d never come across nor experienced the depth of its meaning. And, sadly, a term that, unflinchingly, brought to light, how much my privilege – as an educated, upper-middle-class, urban woman – had cotton wrapped me. I’m confident that many women, hailing from a similar economic stratum may not be […]

Natick Woman Getting Pregnant With 4th Child While 3 Others Are In DCF Care Is Why I Wouldn’t Oppose Mandatory Sterilization For Repeat Offenders

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Some may argue that government forced sterilization for those deemed unable to provide appropriate parenting and child rearing, is an example of government overreach. For those people I present to you Katherine Lanagan, AKA Katherine Jeffs, but better known to turtle riders as the Natick Dumpsterslug. Shes’s been in the news a lot for on Facebook for drug money, losing three children to DCF and making no steps whatsoever to get them back, for criticizing her life choices, unironically  for not maintaining employment, and spending taxpayer money to . She’s one of less than a handful of individuals to appear in more than […]

Sinead Kennedy bids farewell to RTE’s Today Show as she begins maternity leave – VIP Magazine

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Sinead Kennedy has bid an emotional goodbye to RTE’s Today Show as she takes a step back for a few months to enjoy precious time with her newborn child. She’s expecting her first baby with husband Conor Kirwan later this month, and finished up on the show this week to begin her maternity leave. Before hanging up her boots, Sinead took a moment to thank everyone she works with – particularly her co-host Daithi O’Se – admitting she’ll miss them all dearly. “What a really great few months it’s been. I’ve had a ball working alongside Daithi,” she said. “We […]

Shop the Prettiest Spring Maternity Clothes From Asos, H&M, & More | E! News UK

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Ruffle wrap midi skirts are trending this season, and you can definitely still rock them while pregnant. This rust option from PinkBlush has an elastic waistline to fit comfortably over your bump.  How chic is this midi dress with a matching robe? It has gathered sides so that there’s no awkward gaping around your belly. This black, ribbed maternity dress is anything but matronly. It’s perfect to throw on over the weekend. It doesn’t get prettier than this peach kimono with bell sleeves. It’ll offer you some coverage if there’s still a chill in the air. It isn’t spring without a […]

9 Great Companies for Working Mothers | Glassdoor Blog

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Mother’s Day is here, and while many of us are gearing up for the flowers-and-brunch celebration, there’s a gift that she wants even more: a great job and a company that will appreciate her. The Department of Labor estimates that 70% of women with children under 18 participate in the labor force — that’s a lot of working moms! And all of these moms are looking for the best benefits and perks in a company, from professional development to flexible work schedules and even on-site child care. We’re here to help busy moms by bringing the job search to them — […]

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to take six months of paid maternity leave from the end of April – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to take six months of paid maternity leave from the end of April The Taoiseach Micheal Martin has confirmed that the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will take six months paid maternity leave from April 30th. Announcing the news today, the Taoiseach continued that the Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys will take responsibility for the Department from May 1st until October 31st. It is understood that Humphreys will also continue in her current role during this period, whilst a number McEntee will be provided limited administrative supports in order to carry out any issues […]

Musician Kymo’s wife, Raych narrates near death experience after suffering ectopic pregnancy

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About a month ago, popular musician Kymo and his wife, Rachel Gitau, announced news of their second pregnancy after close to three years of trying for another baby. The couple’s pregnancy announcement was received with overwhelming joy and support, with fans wishing Raych a safe journey, oblivious of the storm they weathered at the beginning of their conception.    Opening up on her near-death experience in a recent YouTube video, Rach admitted that she suffered an ectopic pregnancy and thought she would die. “I got an ectopic pregnancy, for those people who are probably wondering what that is, it’s a […]