fathering

5 Reasons I Love My Husband, Even in the Moments When I Forget

It is a truth universally acknowledged* that marriage isn’t easy. I’ve never met a perfect person, and therefore I’ve never encountered a perfect union (neither human nor country). I could storm and rage and tell stories and give you a litany of imperfections in my own marriage. Beloved and I, we’re flawed and human. We […]

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Changing the World Through Partnership: Mothers & Fathers, Women & Men, Girls & Boys

As the world realizes that many of the solutions to our tough problems begin with educating and empowering women and girls, I shout “Amen”! But I also worry that we are leaving men and boys out of some of these pivotal conversations. We must be partners, we must be champions for each other. Women and girls cannot […]

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What Following My Mother Through Graveyards Taught Me

My mother is a genealogist – she researches and writes family histories. I’ve tromped around graveyards since I was small and have learned they are not scary places. I feel peaceful and reverent as I let the markers reveal their stories. They are places of discovery, and yes, places of heartbreak. I have learned important […]

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Work Life Stories: Man Vs Debt

“Sell your crap. Pay off your debt.  Do what you love.”  Adam Baker and his wife Courtney, have embarked on a unique debt management journey, documented on Adam’s blog “Man Vs Debt”.  What started as an experiment in transparency and dreams has leveraged Adam into a substantial web personality in just under a year. I […]

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It’s More Than Bringing Home the Bacon

Mothers and GatekeepingMy husband works in a very traditional corporate environment, as well as being extremely involved with our children.  I’ve been realizing lately though, that his involvement is limited to the extent I allow it. I know what my readers who are mothers are thinking, “great, it’s Father’s Day in the US, so let’s […]

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Asking More Men the “Balance” Question

When the first question an interviewer asks a successful man is “How do you balance work and family?”, then will we be getting somewhere? I posed this question on Twitter and Facebook last week and some thoughtful responses and conversations emerged.  It was prompted from reading (yet another) article about senior professional women where it […]

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Work Life Stories: The Boys Club

“I was telling myself, deal with it, this is how I bring home the money.”  What if you don’t particularly need or want any work life balance, but if you don’t get some, you’ll probably die?  Meet Jason Cooney, husband, father of one, former commercial real estate broker, now commercial banker, and recovering alcoholic. Currently […]

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Work Life Stories: Fathering, Social Media and Food

“I am not working to put (my kids) into every single extra curricular activity; I am working so we can be together.” Adam Christensen manages social media communications for IBM based in New York/CT.  Originally from the West, he married Julie at the tail end of their college days.  Their honeymoon was the road trip […]

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Life Skills, Executive Function and How a Mind is Made

“The cynics out there might not be interested much in work place lessons from the home.  But there are layers upon layers of application.  Couldn’t your work place stand to benefit from reduced stress, higher productivity, greater unity and yes, an increase of love?“ A new world of work and life is coming.  In plenty […]

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In This Together

Ten years ago on the cliffs of Sydney Harbour on a glorious afternoon, my beloved and I exchanged rings, with eternity stretched out in front of us and the world’s most beautiful city behind.  He is my greatest advocate, cheerleader and fan.  And sometimes my biggest obstacle, only because he wants more of my time […]

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