Work-life Balance

The COVID baby bust

December 7, 2020 Jeni Kramer

Early in the pandemic, many cheekily predicted that people quarantining with their romantic partners would lead to a spike in births in late 2020 and early 2021. But in a classic case of “Netflix and chill” being replaced by “Netflix …

The Looming Female Recession

November 10, 2020 Jeni Kramer

In the early months of 2020, coronavirus was just beginning to dominate our collective thoughts and conversations. Amid that chaos and uncertainty, an interesting stat was all but lost in the noise: as of January 2020, women in the U.S. …

During the ever-expanding economic and social turmoil of the COVID-19 outbreak, those of us with the ability to work from home know how incredibly lucky we are. But for working parents, there are many days where that luck can feel …

Making it work (from home)

March 17, 2020 Jeni Kramer

With large numbers of new COVID-19 cases being reported every day, more companies than ever are doing their part to encourage social distancing by asking employees to work from home (WFH). Everyone from Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, Oracle, Twitter, and …

Families with two parents working outside the home are common today. In fact, among married-couple families with children, 61.9 percent have both parents employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. My household is one of them. With both my spouse …