Gender Equality

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Why shared parenting is so great for kids – and for moms!

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play After one meeting with my ex and our lawyers to negotiate the custody agreement of our divorce, I went home, busted out the calculator, and cried. I freaked out at the idea of being away from my kids for extended hours or days, and I…

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Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe: 40 y/o men are ready to commit; Dating advice for recently divorced

In this episode, I interview Tinder co-founder and Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe whose insights on dating have me floored. For example, she confirms my hunch that men age 40 are ripe for the picking — they’re accomplished and ready for a cozy relationship. Listen up, ladies! Also, I help a follower Lisa, in Phoenix, navigate dating after…

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Why single moms don’t get to celebrate Father’s Day

Plenty of memes going around Facebook giving Father’s Day shout-outs to single moms who “do it all.” Make your way down the card isle and you will come across Hallmark’s cards, they have a half-dozen designed celebrating moms on this day. Cards read: “Happy Father’s Day, Mom!” “Mom: You’re the best! Thanks for being both…

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Make money and do good at the same time

  Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Making money and serving others — these two things are NOT mutually exclusive. That you must chose one or the other is a historically female message: That it’s OK to be broke, because we’re serving others. That the corporate world is exploitive, evil, greedy, and…

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The one thing you can do today to help close the pay gap

 I keep hearing the same story again and again from professionally successful women. Variations on: My grandma told me: “Always have your own money.” It could be a mother, aunt, neighbor, Girl Scout leader, teacher, cousin, mentor or favorite coach. The bottom line An older, respected woman looked her straight in the eye, and in her…

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#LikeAMother: Homework hurts kids and families, just say NO to overparenting

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Oh man, when I read Heather Shumaker’s essay in Salon Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework, I reached out to her immediately. In her excellent article, Shumaker articulates exactly what I have been grumbling about (and fighting…

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Single mom for Congress Katie Wilson [grant winner!]

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Create a life on your terms Download your FREE Kickass Single Mom Manifesto, the roadmap for thriving as a single mom, and a free chapter from my new book The Kickass Single Mom. Single mom Katie Wilson runs for Congress Katie Wilson, 34, single mom and entrepreneur,…

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alimony-reform

Why your arguments for alimony are wrong

I have a friend who had been married for 20 years. He had a high-earning career, and after spending her 20s in low-paid retail jobs, his wife stayed home full-time with the kids, until they were in high school, then worked part-time retail, tried to start a couple of craft businesses that went nowhere, and…

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Stop telling me how cute I look. Please?

  I wrote this a few years ago, and stand by it today. It came to mind recently as I’ve noticed my daughter often compliments women’s appearances — including those she just met. I assume she is mimicking the behavior of other women (though not me!), who focus on each other’s clothes, figures, hair and…

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Erin Lowry: Personal finance for Millennials

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   First of all, how random that my colleague Erin Lowry, leading expert on Millennials and their money and author of the book Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, and fellow money blogger, lives across the street from me in…

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Why being a stay-at-home dad stopped working for this entrepreneur

  Guest post from my friend, fellow journalist, author and entrepreneur, Damon Brown. Damon coaches solopreneurs and side hustlers. He is author of The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, the latest in the best-selling series. Get a special rate for his new self-guided creative business income boot camp as well as free videos, guides, and coaching at JoinDamon.me.…

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“My husband was raping our daughter.”

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play   Tiffany Horsely is a Kansas nurse, mom of three, and she has no shame about sharing that her ex husband molested and raped for more than four years their oldest daughter, Robyn. At age 17, depressed and despondent, Robyn found the courage to tell…

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