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

Overcoming Hardship...

Our family

I find it hard to write when I can't tell the whole truth it's the curse of having an honest mind I guess. As the words have been wrestling in my head and I've had thoughts and emotions behind them, I know this.  

I have been absent for a while because I have been processing life since my kids and I were in a motor vehicle collision. I was reluctant to share that the accident occurred in this forum  because I was embarrassed. The embarrassment was because the accident happened regardless of fault. I generally pride myself on being able to control my life and the accident was a reminder about how vulnerable I actually am. I needed time to regain my confidence so that I can share what life has taught me in this forum. Here is one thing that I have learned.

Despite what I've endured, overcome and experienced. I. Am. Blessed. 


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