Family Life

28 States In The U.S. Where Childcare Costs More Than College

28 States In The U.S. Where Childcare Costs More Than College

By Kayla Heisler for Fairygodboss Though the dramatic increase of college tuition has been a hot topic over the last decade, I hate to report that parents can expect to […]

November 20, 2018 ×
“My First Book Of Feminism (For Boys)” Laying The Foundation For Gender Equality In Youth

“My First Book Of Feminism (For Boys)” Laying The Foundation For Gender Equality In Youth

We have clearly reached a tipping point in our culture for gender equality, as evidenced by the wave of women rising up to political leadership positions, women launching businesses, women […]

November 14, 2018 ×
Starbucks Just Announced New Childcare Benefits That Sound Even Better Than Their Fraps

Starbucks Just Announced New Childcare Benefits That Sound Even Better Than Their Fraps

By AnnaMarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Starbucks often makes the headlines for its diversity and retention efforts — like the time the company shut down for racial bias training; and the […]

November 13, 2018 ×
Time For The U.S To Get On Board – How Paid Parental Leave Benefits Children Too

Time For The U.S To Get On Board – How Paid Parental Leave Benefits Children Too

By Candace Alnaji for Fairygodboss By now it is well-known that the United States lags behind the rest of the developed world in terms of paid parental leave. It’s not […]

October 11, 2018 ×
Microsoft Says It Will Drop Biz Partners That Don’t Offer Paid Family Leave

Microsoft Says It Will Drop Biz Partners That Don’t Offer Paid Family Leave

By Una Dabiero for Fairygodboss Some of the perks of working in big tech are the benefits they offer to attract top talent. Generous pay, generous leave, and, you guessed it, […]

October 2, 2018 ×
This Blogger Proved C-Sections Are NOT The “Easy Way Out”, With 1 Viral Photo

This Blogger Proved C-Sections Are NOT The “Easy Way Out”, With 1 Viral Photo

By Kayla Heisler for Fairygodboss Is there a wrong or right way to bring another life into the world? People somehow still seem to think so. Women who give birth to their […]

September 20, 2018 ×
Motherhood Is Getting More Expensive — And It’s Hurting These Women The Most

Motherhood Is Getting More Expensive — And It’s Hurting These Women The Most

By AnnaMarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Motherhood isn’t cheap. It’s no surprise that raising children costs a pretty penny, but college-educated women, in particular, underestimate the demands of parenthood and the […]

September 17, 2018 ×
More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs — But It’s Not Necessarily To Benefit Their Careers

More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs — But It’s Not Necessarily To Benefit Their Careers

By Taylor Tobin for Fairygodboss Egg freezing, a benefit that’s on the rise among competitive companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google, appeals to professional women for a variety of reasons. […]

September 13, 2018 ×
Public Breastfeeding Is Now ‘Protected’ In All 50 States, But The Internet Is Skeptical

Public Breastfeeding Is Now ‘Protected’ In All 50 States, But The Internet Is Skeptical

By AnnaMarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Though legislation may not stop critics from shaming nursing mothers, women can finally legally breastfeed in public in all 50 states. For years, both Utah […]

September 3, 2018 ×
A Sobering Look At How America Compares To The Rest Of The World With Parental Leave & Childcare

A Sobering Look At How America Compares To The Rest Of The World With Parental Leave & Childcare

Think of the biggest upheavals that can happen to you in your life. There’s getting married, of course, or graduating from college and finding a job. Moving can cause a […]

August 22, 2018 ×
6 Mothers Explain How They’re Raising Feminist Sons

6 Mothers Explain How They’re Raising Feminist Sons

By AnnaMarie Houlis for Fairygodboss In her book, Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives instructions for raising a feminist daughter — but seldom do we talk […]

August 2, 2018 ×
These Childless Women Are Happy — So Why Won’t Anyone Believe Them?

These Childless Women Are Happy — So Why Won’t Anyone Believe Them?

By Kayal Heisler for Fairygodboss When Red Sky PR CEO Jessica Flynn told a leader at her workplace she had some exciting news to share, their interaction didn’t go as […]

July 26, 2018 ×
Platform Launches India’s First “Gender-Cool” Merchandise For Kids To Build Awareness About Stereotypes

Platform Launches India’s First “Gender-Cool” Merchandise For Kids To Build Awareness About Stereotypes

If you aren’t yet familiar with the web platform Candidly, we highly suggest checking them out. They are a platform based out of India created to drive candid conversations on […]

July 11, 2018 ×
This Reddit Post About Why No One Believes Women Who Don’t Want Kids Went Viral

This Reddit Post About Why No One Believes Women Who Don’t Want Kids Went Viral

By Annamarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Some women are childless by circumstance, but evermore are childless by choice. And recent reports indicate that this trend shows no sign of reversing; rather the number […]

July 3, 2018 ×
This Dad’s Viral Rant About The Lack Of Baby-Changing Stations Is Everything

This Dad’s Viral Rant About The Lack Of Baby-Changing Stations Is Everything

By Annamarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Chris Mau went viral when he posted a Facebook status about having to change his daughter on dirty bathroom floors on Facebook due to a lack of baby-changing stations in men’s […]

June 26, 2018 ×