Advice to Employers: Please Create Policies Assuming All Worker Are Single

Me and my daughter Motherhood is harder than it needs to be. This is partially because of the inexcusable work/life policies in the U.S., but also because of our own outsized expectations. We are living in an age when the ideal mom is a mash-up between the helicopter mom, the corporate exec, and the earth mama — and there's just not enough high-efficiency, low-emissions biofuel to go around.  –Elissa Strauss,  Why I don't want 'mom friends' We just celebrated "Mother's Day" and honored mothers and other women who help make the world and our families a better place. Every year at this time, I think about what mothers really need to be successful and independent. I say, "independent" because developing policies and legislation that are premised on the notion that all working moms have supportive families and/or spouses is not in the best interest of working moms. Instead, Corporate America and Congress should develop policies and legislation that p

Let's Celebrate Memorial Day!

Pittsburgh Kids Enjoying a Beautiful Day! @pghkids 
 "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." -Harold S. Truman

Memorial Day is a holiday devoted to honoring those who have served this country and their families. Recently, there have been so many reminders of the threats in the world and how much we need our service men and women to protect us and preserve our way of life.
Memorial Day is a time for us to all say, "Thank you for your service!"
According to Wikipedia Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. (Southern ladies organizations and southern schoolchildren had decorated Confederate graves in Richmond and other cities during the Civil War, but each region had its own date. Most dates were in May.) By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  
Celebrating the ability to enjoy Mexican food! @Emilianos

Like many, I shall commemorate this day the way I have for many years, celebrating our American way of life by enjoying family, friends, and great food. I think that these traditions are important because that is what the heroic men and valiant women were fighting for. Please sharing a comment and let me know how you will be celebrating today!

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Related Memorial Day Posts