Does a woman’s successful career affect her relationship? What are some self-image issues for women who are over 35? How do we raise our boys to be men who respect women’s boundaries?
Interesting questions, right? Well, I joined a group of American women in Oslo to discuss these and much more as part of the BBC’s 100 Women Season, which is an annual series focused on sharing more women’s stories.
Our group of Americans in Oslo for the BBC’s #100Women series.
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“Whuck!?!? You’re moving to Norway? What’s in Norway?” was generally the reaction I got when people heard our big news.
Yes, why would someone uproot their family of four and travel 4,690 miles away to a small Scandinavian country? The short answer is to find a better quality of life and be closer to family.
Everyone’s all smiles in anticipation of the great journey ahead. Except for the woman who had to fix our seat assignments.
For those who don’t know, my husband is Norwegian. … Read more ...
The role of the stay-at-home mom is important. Giving full-time care to children is a lessening trend in the U.S. A Gallup poll reports that while 24 percent of U.S. adult women are working mothers, only 14 percent can stay at home with their children.
Despite this noble task, many stay-at-home moms are looking to do more with their time. Gallup also found that mothers who stay at home are more likely to be depressed than mothers who go to work. A mom’s motivation for … Read more ...
There’s been tons of talk about Sheryl Sandberg’s book, “Lean In” that’s somewhat grown into a mild modern feminist’s canon. Yet with all of this chatter, I do wonder if I’m doing “enough” with my career.
Before being a mom, my identity was infused with my role in the workplace. No, scratch that. My job was my identity. I was Melanie Coffee, the journalist.
This is me Leaning In too far. Thankfully I’m better at not putting myself in these type of situations.
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There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you. I’ve got a new job! Well, I’ve been there since August, so it’s more of a new-ish job.
I’m the web editor for The Chicago Reporter. It’s an investigative magazine in Chicago that focuses on race and poverty. The gig is a great fit for me because issues concerning brown folks and poor folks have always been nearest and dearest to my heart.
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The Reporter has a storied history. It’s been around for … Read more ...