Ladies, Want To Have It All? Get Yourself a Stay-at-Home Husband.

Women, if you want to have IT ALL, forget balancing family and career on your own. The new hotness in the race for the elusive goal of womanhood— "IT ALL" — isn't quality, affordable child care or workplaces with flexible hours or equal pay, because in some careers, those concessions aren't enough. No, for some women,… » 12/09/13 1:30pm 12/09/13 1:30pm

Quitting Your Job to Be a Full-Time Mom Is Probably a Bad Idea

Leaving a high powered job to pursue your true June Cleaver stay-at-home-mom smiling-serenely-while-scrubbing-the-grout-in-pearls vocation sounds like an untenable fantasy from jump — like those shoes that were supposed to make your butt look good without exercising, or frozen s'mores (they whole POINT of S'MORES is… » 8/08/13 11:50am 8/08/13 11:50am

Moms Don’t ‘Opt Out’ of Work Because They’re Super Wealthy

Although most people just assume that stay-at-home moms are luxury-swaddled layabouts who have chosen to remain in the silk, childrearing cocoon of a home that their rich doctor/lawyer/business executive husband has graciously provided for them, research has shown again and again that this simply isn’t the case. Most… » 5/12/13 1:00pm 5/12/13 1:00pm

'The Feminist Housewife' Is Such Bullshit

It's not a coincidence that one week after Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In gave feminism a much-needed reboot and sparked a national conversation about the innate gender biases that need to be dismantled so that professional women can achieve their full potential, New York Magazine pooped our party with an incendiary cover… » 3/19/13 6:00pm 3/19/13 6:00pm

Why the Hell Are We Still Holding First Lady Bake-Offs? Stop It. Stop…

Yesterday, Family Circle announced that First Lady and Princeton-educated attorney Michelle Obama's white and dark chip cookie recipe roundly defeated challenger and stay-at-home mom Ann Romney's M&M's cookie recipe. And while it's tempting to joke about the metrics of stay-at-home mom success versus lawyer success,… » 10/03/12 11:30am 10/03/12 11:30am

Why Do Political Wives Choose the Same Choice?

Janna Ryan, as in Paul's wife, as in America's potential future Second Lady, spends most of the year in her house in Janesville, Wisconsin, raising three young children as a stay-at-home mom while her husband is off doing Man Work in Washington. But it wasn't always that way. In fact, before Janna met Paul, back when… » 8/24/12 7:40pm 8/24/12 7:40pm

Working Moms Are Happier, Healthier Than All Other Moms

Hello. This is about to be an article about moms. We could go back and forth all day screaming about whether working moms hurt stay-at-home moms' feelings, or whether stay-at-home moms contribute to a culture that takes working moms less seriously by default, but let's not. Here is the situation: Some women want to… » 8/22/12 5:50pm 8/22/12 5:50pm

Here's Some Really Depressing News About Depressed Stay-At-Home Moms

Let's take a break from debating Ann Romney's controversial parenting quote of the week and consider these sad statistics: stay-at-home moms — which, in this case, mean non-employed women with children under 18 — are more likely to spend time feeling sad, angry, and depressed than employed moms, who are about as… » 5/18/12 5:45pm 5/18/12 5:45pm

Ben Romney Insists that His Mom Did Too Work Raising Five Little…

Ben Romney, the snarl-smile son of Mitt and Ann Romney, has insisted that, despite what professional noise-maker Hilary Rosen said about Ann having "never worked a day in her life," his mom did too work — she raised five little Romneys all by herself while Mittens feasted on jobs and money at Bain Capital. » 4/14/12 2:30pm 4/14/12 2:30pm

'War on Stay At Home Moms' Ignites Rich Lady Shitstorm

Yesterday, Democratic operative Hilary Rosen dove headfirst into Category 5 crap tornado when she said that Ann Romney, a career stay-at-home mother, had "never worked a day in her life." Twitter went to war over it. Thousands of brave internet comments died in the foxholes. Before issuing an apology today, Rosen was… » 4/12/12 4:20pm 4/12/12 4:20pm

Anime Lenses Promise Wide-Eyed Look • Stay-At-Home Moms Hurt By Economy

Girls and boys who covet the extra-large eyes of anime characters can now fake it with "extra-wide" contacts » 8/11/08 5:30pm 8/11/08 5:30pm that make the eye's iris look larger. • Getting a regular pap smear is more effective against cervical cancer than Gardasil as begin to doubt the vaccine's effectiveness versus its expense. • A gender…

Public Opinion Down On British Working Mums

A new study out of the UK says: get back to the kitchen, betch! Well, it doesn't exactly » 8/06/08 9:30am 8/06/08 9:30am say that, but the survey conducted by Cambridge University sociologists shows that the number of people who believe " if a woman went to work" has dropped substantially since 1998. Back in those hazy Blair/Clinton years, 51% of…

Some Career Paths Just Don't Work For Working Moms

"Mothers who work and those who stay home often end up judging one another," writes Maya Dollarhide Lucca in a CNN article about working moms. Shocker. But this issue will not go away, and the two sides are each adamant that they are right. Dr. Scott Haltzman, a clinical psychiatrist and an assistant professor at… » 7/15/08 12:00pm 7/15/08 12:00pm