The One Who Got Away

One week after the presidential election, half of our nation is celebrating, but the rest of us are still reeling from the blow, grieving and sobering up to a changed America. The enormity of this change in power – in fundamental values – is still coming in to focus. And there is deep fear about

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Marriage Is A Career Move

In modern US society, it is commonly accepted that we marry for love.  While we may dream of marrying rich, most Americans end up choosing the person they fall in love with who meets their criteria for a lifetime partner. Someone who makes you laugh, loves children, shares your religious values, has common political beliefs,

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Hitting the Maternal Wall

The Scarlet “M” Before becoming a mother, I was familiar with the concept of the glass ceiling, but not the maternal wall. The “maternal wall” is a term used to describe the discrimination women experience in the workplace after having children. Sexism is pervasive and unless she’s been raised on a deserted island, every woman

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Flexibility: The New Job Interview F-Word

Flexibility: The New Job Interview F-Word {Originally Posted onYouTern, The Savvy Intern December 10, 2015 by Vicki Harrison} If you’re looking for a job or internship, and have decided flexibility from your employer is important, you’re in good company: Eighty-five percent of Millennials want to telecommute 100 percent of the time 54 percent want a

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How Much Is Grandma Worth?

We’ve all heard it and many of us have uttered it ourselves, “We moved to be closer to family.” Rarely is that statement followed up with the question of “why?” And if the person speaking has children, well then there is absolutely no question as to why. The answer is of course because many of

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50 Shades of Flex

In her recent piece, The Captivity of Motherhood, author Wednesday Martin refers to the choice to work or opt out of the workforce to care for children after having a baby as a “false choice.” Why? Because, according to Martin, a choice implies options. Yet when we meet someone with kids and inquire as to

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