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

Even Though it is Fall, You can Still Enjoy Pittsburgh Parks

Me and my kids

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In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

During the pandemic, I did quite a few projects with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to inform people that even in the face of the pandemic fears, the parks remained a safe place to convene. I participated in this collaboration because visiting the parks helped our family cope during a very difficult time. Indeed, for awhile, it was the only place that we could go to entertain ourselves. 

I was honored that they interviewed me and the kids during the pandemic. And, I showed up with pandemic hair and all!

Still, even though the pandemic is over, we still enjoy Pittsburgh Parks and so can you. Indeed, with the price of food, real estate, and essential goods, families need ways to have fun without breaking the bank. And,  spending time at the parks is a great way to enjoy family fun during these inflationary times. (You can also let your kids run around, tire them out, and have an enjoyable evening after putting them to bed!)

See below from a press release from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. I recommend that you make a trip to one this weekend. You won't regret it!

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We are thrilled to announce that the Fall Program Guide has finally arrived! As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, we invite you to join us in celebrating the arrival of fall with a variety of engaging activities and events. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or simply looking for a unique way to connect with the great outdoors, we have something for everyone.

From birding to mushroom walks and from healing relaxation retreats to harvest moon forest therapy walks, our theme this fall is rejuvenation and well-being. 

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