At age 30, with two kids and no college degree, my mother found a teaching job and enrolled in night school. She would go on to earn her both her master’s and a doctorate and become a renowned scholar of women in the American West.
President Trump called for paid family leave in the State of the Union on Tuesday, the first Republican president to do so. But the bill he supported does not offer what has generally been considered paid family leave.
The holidays can be a particularly stressful time, especially for parents. I, for one, am happy they’re over. It’s exhausting planning meals, buying boatloads of gifts, and managing the expectations of little (and large) humans, among so many other things.
Best gift. It is good to have a house help, but do not make her the main manager of your home. Many of us have indirectly trained the maid and left our children untrained and undisciplined.
The consequences of the one-child policy continue to live with China. The latest demographic news from the world’s largest country is that its birthrate has dropped to its lowest level since the Communist Party took power in 1949.
I went back to work when my firstborn was 6 weeks old — much like Kaitlyn Greenidge, who took her 6-week-old daughter to a conference and wrote a gorgeous essay describing her struggle to reconcile new motherhood with her identity as an artist.