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Work-life balance is “everyone’s issue”

Summary: In this report, Kelly Wallace, CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life, and a mother of two girls, interviewed President Obama about the summit the White House is holding on issues affecting working families. A recent Pew Survey showed that working fathers, like majority of working women, find work-life balance a challenge and … Continue reading

Moms-to-be with limited English speaking skills find comfort in prenatal support groups

Summary: In a study led by Japan native Sahoko Little, M.D., Ph.D., physician in the Family Medicine Department in the U-M Medical School, the researchers found that pregnant Japanese women who met with each other for regular prenatal group visits felt less anxious and better prepared for childbirth and motherhood. The study published in the Journal of the American … Continue reading

Single mothers are not unhappy, study suggests

Summary: According to new research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, single mothers raising a child alone, outside of marriage, may face numerous challenges but surprisingly being a single parent does not have a negative impact on women’s happiness. Overall, the study from Umeå University, Wittgenstein Centre in Austria, Warsaw School of Economics and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University … Continue reading

Fathers who do house chores boost daughters’ career aspiration

Summary: A recent study by researchers at University of British Columbia found that fathers who pitch in and help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters who aspire less traditional female oriented careers. The study suggests that daughter’s perception of how domestic duties are shared among parents plays a crucial role in shaping gender attitudes and career … Continue reading

Moms More Stressed at Home than at Work, Study Shows

Summary: A recent study from Penn State University examined women’s and men’s stress level by measuring their cortisol level during the week and found that women experience higher stress levels at home than at work. The implications of this study indicate that work is a vital part of life satisfaction and further reinforce the notion that managing one’s home life is more stressful due … Continue reading

Using sensory ethnography to understand the construction of ‘mothering’ (via Social Theory Applied + Scoop.it)

“I am currently in the write up phase of my PhD and through writing my ethnographic chapters I am faced with the challenge of transferring a theoretical approach I learned in the field through to my writing style and analysis. I set out in my doctoral fieldwork to discover how women’s self-identi… Continue reading

Channelling writing into another avenue (A. S. CohenMiller)

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