Gender Equality

After divorce you get a one-year pass to be a hot mess – Single Mum, Parents Article

Go ahead and get ugly. You’re entitled for one year. Over the summer I visited a longtime friend. As we sat at the beach, our kids playing nearby, I noticed her hair was uncharacteristically oily and snarly. Her unkempt bush was bursting out the crotch of her green tank suit, and her toddler son sat nearby, eating sand and crying. She didn’t notice.“I’m in a good place,” she said, looking away from me. “I’m thinking of dating.”“Hm,” I said.What happens in the…

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Arguments for why alimony is sexist and promotes gender inequality – Single Mum, Parents Article

I blindly grew up and into my 30s assuming the standard-issue feminist party line:Women’s work is uncompensated and undervalued. When women become stay-at-home mothers, that benefits men’s careers, and when the marriage ends, she should be compensated for that lost earning potential. Both partners’ lifestyles should be the same when the marriage ends!Then, I watched my friend get divorced, and face alimony.He had a high-earning career, and after spending her 20s in low-paid retail jobs, his wife stayed home full-time…

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My experience using a robo-advisor – Single Mum, Parents Article

Ellevest, a robo-advisor created by and for women has made thousands of headlines. I was intrigued.After all, it is one if my life’s missions to get more women to take control of their money, and save and invest for their dreams now, as well as the future.If I have said it once, I’ll say it a million times: Women will never have equal power until we have equal money.If you’re ready to invest now, use this Ellevest promotion link to…

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15 signs your husband or wife wants to leave you and how to prepare – Single Mum, Parents Article

Is your spouse distant? Depressed? Worried they are having an affair? Couples counseling may be the answer. But maybe your husband is ready to leave you.Online couples and individual counseling with BetterHelp starts at $40/week for unlimited phone, text, email or video sessions. Choose from thousands of certified and licensed therapists. It is important to know the clues and be on the lookout for signs that your husband or wife wants to leave you.When one spouse files for divorce, the…

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Advice for single moms raising boys into men — Wealthy Single Mommy – Single Mum, Parents Article

Ever since he was a tiny boy, my son has been a little dude. By this, I mean he takes on typically masculine roles. Even when he was 3 years old, he would make sure his older sister and I stood behind the orange safety line while waiting for the subway train — maneuvering his stout little body like an Australian Shepherd herding dog. Since that age, while teaching my kids to partner dance in the kitchen to Motown, he…

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