Women and moms do a lot of unpaid labor. This is no shocker. But Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee decided to calculate what this actually means in dollar signs.
Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize…in 2011 after helping end her country’s civil war. Her work led to the election of the first female president on the African continent, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. So, you know, she's experienced with women having to fight for their rights. This is why, at a Gates Foundation event in New York a few months ago, Gbowee… >> Read More
Today is #EqualPayDay. That means a lot of people are talking about money — specifically, how women continue to earn less than men.
According to the ACLU, women earn between $8,000 to $23,000…less than men annually, a figure that changes according to race: https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/983719891982278656 Just yesterday, however, a federal appeals court ruled that employers can't use salary history as justification for paying a woman less than a man doing a similar job. Doing so, the court ruled, violates the spirit of the Equal Pay Act. So things may… >> Read More
Chances are, you have a Toys R Us gift card lying around somewhere. (Trust me: You do. I happened to just find one last weekend that's probably more than five years old.)
If you've got them, use…them: The iconic chain announced today that they will be closing all their stores in the U.S. The retailer intends to honor gift cards for the next 30 days, a company spokesperson told USA Today. At a time in which it's easier (and often cheaper) to purchase toys online — and in an era in… >> Read More
When it comes to having kids help out in the kitchen, Sarah Michelle Gellar is a huge fan. According to the Jewish mom and actress, kids should learn responsibility and take ownership over their…chores, and specifically, learn to help out. Gellar, who is a mom of two (8-year-old Charlotte and 5-year-old Rocky), along with husband Freddie Prinze Jr., is the co-founder of the DIY baking kits and organic mixes Foodstirs and the author of Stirring Up Fun with Food: Over 115 Simple, Delicious Ways to Be Creative in the Kitchen. At this moment,… >> Read More
My husband and I have shared a dream for nearly seven years—a dream that we’d someday own a shore house in Cape May, New Jersey.
The dream seemed unreachable, at least for the foreseeable…future. It would be at least 10 years until my husband could consider retirement and we would (hopefully) be financially comfortable enough to take the plunge. It was far too early to throw our hat over the fence. Yet, every time we’d go to the southernmost point of New Jersey and listen to the waves… >> Read More