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Do You Let Him Clip the Nails?

by Katrina on October 24, 2013

A few years ago, I put together a survey called “Who Clips the Nails?” I wanted to find out how parents in two-parent households divide up childcare tasks. At the time, the media was reporting that men were doing more chores and childcare, and that the “gender wars” were over. But I was skeptical. After […]

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What About Dads?

by Katrina on September 4, 2013

Tuesday’s book launch event was a smashing success. We ran out of chairs so people stood in the back or sat on the floor. People laughed in all the right places when I read, which made me feel like all was right in the world. There were piles of Maxed Out at 7 pm; by […]

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Book-in-progress about engaged fathers

by Katrina on September 26, 2011

Janine is the mom of a little boy who goes to my son’s preschool. She’s also a talented artist working on a beautiful children’s book with a lofty and lovely goal: to create a culture shift in the way we see the role of fathers. I can’t agree with her more. Every problem that I […]

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Hurray for Dad!..Where’s Dad?

by Katrina on June 18, 2011

Father’s Day tomorrow. And a gazillion new surveys to tell us how the dads are doing… I found this one by the Pew Research Center most intriguing: “A Tale of Two Dads. More Are Active, but More Are Absent.” The fathers who live with their children, it seems, are becoming more actively involved in their […]

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Letters from two stressed out dads

by Katrina on February 27, 2011

I get a lot of emails from women about what it’s like for them to try to work and be mothers. Every once in a while I post them with the author’s permission, like this one from Tennessee, and this one from Baltimore. I think it’s important to share these stories, because it shines a […]

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Work-life balance: Finding the Swede spot

by Katrina on July 26, 2010

A quiet revolution has been taking place in Sweden for 15 years, affecting everything from the gender pay gap to workplace culture to relationships between parents and children. It all started at home. Here’s a link to the fascinating New York Times story about this phenomenon. Now here’s my distilled version—with original illustrations! This Swedish […]

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This is part of a series of posts about how working couples share the under-the-radar chores that, taken together, represent the “psychic burden” of raising children. Be sure to read these parts first: Part I. Survey results Part II. Why it’s fair My last post looked at why half of the parents surveyed felt they […]

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This is part of a series of posts about how working couples share the under-the-radar chores that, taken together, represent the “psychic burden” of raising a family. Part. I is here. Working moms are bearing more (sometimes much more) of the “psychic burden” of parenting than working dads. Yet, when asked in my recent survey, […]

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Who clips the nails? (Part I. Survey results)

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by Katrina on July 14, 2010

This is the first of a series of posts about how working couples share the under-the-radar tasks that, taken together, represent the “psychic burden” of parenting. Even though studies show fathers are changing more diapers and folding more laundry than ever, mothers are still bearing most of the “psychic burden” of parenting—the scheduling, organizing, and […]

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Divas, madonnas, and working mamas

by Katrina on May 14, 2010

The other day I saw Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the First Lady of San Francisco, speak at the Commonwealth Club about women and the media. She’s producing a very ambitious documentary called “Miss Representation,” about how the media under-represents women in positions of power and influence. She showed a short clip of the film, which included […]

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