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It has been often acknowledged that working women pay a tremendous price for motherhood. Lost wages due to maternity leaves or missed promotions. But a recent conversation with a working mom colleague triggered a question about another penalty on working moms, a loss of beauty, and the financial impact of attractiveness in the workplace?
The conversation was simple and familiar. My colleague was frustrated by feeling that she had lost her physical attractiveness since having…Continue
Posted on October 15, 2011 at 5:29am
I recently came upon the story of Janice Dean, a meteorologist for the FOXNews channel and mother of two young boys. Janice’s story of working motherhood was particularly interesting to me, as she has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. My blog, the PRIMARY DILEMMA, is about diversity among working mothers and the challenges that they face.
Janice’s story of managing…Continue
Posted on August 30, 2011 at 9:21am
Why do working mothers impose such pressure on themselves to be perfect? I recently had dinner with my best friend from high school, an amazing mother who works in PR and balances work-family masterfully. I sat down to the table and asked “how are you?” Her response was “completely overwhelmed”. She had just taken a new job and was trying to manage the Imposter Syndrome. I asked “what is the Imposter…
Posted on July 11, 2011 at 7:40pm
I am a big believer in breastfeeding. I breast fed all four of my children. But I also deeply respect the choice not to breastfeed. So although the next section is dedicated to breastfeeding – this is not a breastfeeding manifesto. It is much more about logistics. It was my first day of work as a “working mom”. I was driving to my office with my infant daughter. About 20 minutes into the drive, I realized that I had forgotten my breast pump…terror! I had remembered all the things that my…Continue
Posted on June 27, 2011 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment