Working Moms

The Trip Clip has a lot to offer working moms, and as a mom who owns her own business, I also have lots of ideas about how the world could be a better place for working moms! You can read about all those things here.

In a nutshell, there are lots of expectations for moms that make it incredibly hard for them to participate equally in society. Although we make up 50% of the world, only 25% of the U.S.’s elected government is female. Only 5% of fortune 500 companies are run by women. Less than 12% of the world’s billionaires are women.

These are big gaps for women that will require big changes, and probably lots of time, to fix.  But until we do, our voices are missing from the places where decisions are made.

I will write here about things each of us, every mom, every dad, can do in our daily lives, right now, to start addressing some of these issues.  My ideas won’t change the world over night. But they can start changing some minds, and that’s the first step to changing the world.

The work of raising and educating children is still largely women’s work, and this work is severely undervalued and dismissed as unimportant and not worthy of consideration. Women have been doing it for so long, without pay and without acknowledgement of the time and energy it takes, that our broader society just takes it for granted. For centuries, men have had time and space to think, to invent, to create, to govern, to participate in the wider world. We now better understand that women are as capable of doing these things as men, but we have not yet found a way to give them the time and space to contribute equally.

I believe that women will find equality in the workplace, and in our government, when we fully embrace women and families and acknowledge the work it takes to raise children and run a household. I also believe that workplaces will make that shift when men begin prioritizing and visibly embracing this hidden and undervalued work.

Below are my ideas about the small steps each of us can take right now, today, to help us can do to get from here to there.

One Small Step For Woman
One Giant Leap For “Mankind”

My Family & Our Feminist Experiment

Checking My Privilege

Why Dads Should Take Paternity Leave – Alone

Promote Parent 2 – Use a Joint Email Address

Dads & Nighttime Feedings

Try a Shared Online To-Do List

Try an Online Shared Calendar

What We Learned Working Part-Time for 15 Years

Dad Cooks 1 Weeknight Each Week

Try a Shared Family Packing List

Dads: Volunteer At School This Year!

Working In Short Bursts

How Parents Can Share the Load More Equally

Working Moms Less Likely To Have a Spouse At Home

Working Part-Time: A great option for working moms—but does your company have your back?

It’s Easier To Just Do It Myself

Avoiding the Resume Gap

Cut Yourself Some Screen Time Slack

The Trip Clip & Working Moms

Morning Routine – Get Everyone Out the Door On Time

Healthy Snack Ideas

Running Errands: Count On It

Your Kids Can Help! – Chore Charts That Grow With Your Kids

Quickly Make a Travel Activity Book

Summer Planning: Screen Time Rules

Summer Planning: Make a Daily Schedule

Summer Learning: Educational Activities

Summer Reading: Reading Kids Give You Time To Work

Back To School Checklist

Instead of ‘How Was Your Day?’

An After School Checklist You Can Edit From Work

After School Screen Time Rules

A Good Morning Starts With a Good Bedtime

Kids Can Pack Their Own Lunch

Room Cleaning Checklists

Free Travel Packs

Magnetic After School Checklist

House Rules

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