The battle of the sexes is over! Women are equal (almost) in the workplace and they’re an economic force to be reckoned with. As the new breadwinners bringing in 50%, or more, of the household income, they wield beaucoup purchasing power. Household and childcare responsibilities are being negotiated successfully with their partners. Yet, somehow, the burden of doing it all still falls squarely on the shoulders of women. When will the workplace recognize the new, re-designed family–two working parents–and adjust company policy accordingly with flextime, comprehensive child care, medical leave and equal pay (we’re still short in that department)? Until they do, how will women truly be equal? Read More
“Celene, you’re too sweet, too naïve,” my best friend told me as I dropped a five-dollar bill into the lap of a man who was panhandling on the sidewalk. “One of these days, I won’t be around to protect you from yourself.”
“Why? Where are you going? Seems to me you’ve been around half my life, protecting me from myself.” Read More
She assumed it would be a summer fling. But when Daryl gets serious about their future, Deena fears she’ll lose her independence.
A widow for just a year, Deena’s finally rebuilding her life. She married Justin, a Navy sailor, and had Ian, when she was still a teenager,
accustomed to being the “good girl,” who acquiesced to everyone. She’s grown up and no longer willing to compromise her own desires. Would Daryl accept this new empowered Deena? Read More