How Much Do You Know About Paid Family Leave in the U.S.?

By, Jenny Nigro I’m ashamed to admit that I took up the paid family leave torch pretty late in life for no other reason than being completely ignorant to the issue until just a few years ago. I had heard of people going on “maternity leave,” (mostly teachers who were pregnant growing up) and assumedContinue reading “How Much Do You Know About Paid Family Leave in the U.S.?”

Mad Men and The Way We Never Were

By, Jenny Nigro – M.O.M. Social Media Blogger I took a trip over Mother’s Day weekend that wound up being extended by a day and a half due to severe weather over Texas. Traveling with my mom, we took a risk and decided to road trip to an airport in a city 8 hours awayContinue reading “Mad Men and The Way We Never Were”

Reading Research on the Family, Part II

In my previous post, “Reading Research on the Family,” I indicated that I am a fan of dismantling conventional wisdom held around motherhood and the family. Stephanie Coontz had me drinking that Kool-Aid after I read her books, The Way We Never Were and The Way We Really Are. So when I stumbled upon anContinue reading “Reading Research on the Family, Part II”

Reading Research on the Family

A few years ago, my sister forwarded me a link to an op-ed in the New York Times written by a guest columnist who we both counted as one of our favorite academics to read when we were in college. Stephanie Coontz, a foremost expert on the contemporary American family as a professor of historyContinue reading “Reading Research on the Family”