Topic: parenting

Does Leaning In Seriously Cost $96,261 A Year?

Does Leaning In Seriously Cost $96,261 A Year?

“Leaning In” is all well and good, but if a woman is really going to follow Sheryl Sandberg‘s advice to devote herself to her career, something’s gotta give at home. A woman with a 5 pm conference call isn’t going to be home in time to make dinner, vacuum the living room, or pick her child up from pre-school. If her husband is “leaning in,” too, that means they’ll need to hire someone to perform all these duties. A new essay by Hannah Seligson in the Daily Beast puts the cost at $96,261 a year. “Don’t just lean in,” Seligson writes, “save up (for the hired help).” Really? More »

How To Say ‘No’ To Your Boss

How To Say âNoâ To Your Boss

Knowing that I’ve been in managerial and director-level positions for the past several years, a good friend of mine–Terri–approached me with the following question: “How do I push back on my boss, who is giving me extra responsibilities and travel, without jeopardizing my professional future?” More »

Marissa Mayer Has Built A Nursery In Her Office

Marissa Mayer Has Built A Nursery In Her Office

This is not the best week for Marissa Mayer. After banning working from home at Yahoo, Marissa has now installed a nursery in her office. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal — I actually think it’s great that she’s bringing her son to work. However, she’s also making an exception for herself. I don’t think any of the other employees at Yahoo are allowed to have cribs next to their desks. More »

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt Earns In One Week What Most of Us Make In A Month

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt Earns In One Week What Most of Us Make In A Month

It’s Wednesday so we thought we would make you feel bummed out about the direction in which your life is headed. In addition to being born/adopted into unimaginable wealth and privilege, the Jolie-Pitt kids are also bringing in their own money. According to TMZ, Vivienne, the youngest child of the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, has a small role in the upcoming film Maleficent starring her mother. Guess how much she made for her week of work? A cool $3,000. More »

Claire Danes: ‘I Would Make A Lousy Stay-At-Home Mom’

Claire Danes: âI Would Make A Lousy Stay-At-Home Momâ

Celebrities who are mothers of young children often have to perform this weird public role where they have to pretend that all they want to do is be moms. Just a few examples: Natalie Portman said in her 2011 Oscar acceptance speech that motherhood would be her “most important role,” and Gwyneth Paltrow said she gave up her career as a leading lady to spend more time with her kids. That’s why it’s kind of amazingly refreshing to hear brand-new mom Claire Danes say this week that she has no intention or desire to stay home full-time with her son, Cyrus. More »

Blue Ivy Event Planner Tells Us Beyoncé’s Lawyers Are ‘Terrific People’

Blue Ivy Event Planner Tells Us Beyoncé's Lawyers Are 'Terrific People'

Veronica Alexandra wants to set the record straight about her relationship with Beyonce: “There was no lawsuit,” she told me Wednesday. Alexandra seems angry about much of the media coverage of her entanglement with the singer and her husband, Jay-Z, who tried — and failed — to trademark their daughter’s name “Blue Ivy.” That just happened to be the same name Alexandra had given her event-planning business back in 2009. More »