2018/11/29: If two-parent families could support themselves with only one parent working outside the home in the past, then something is wrong with “growth” that imposes a de facto need for two incomes.
There needs to be a return to the notion of the oikos, or household, or marriage, as unit, rather than atomized Jane (or as Obama and Orwell both put it, Julia). Matrimony was always intended to be a shared division of labor that would protect the mothers long term interests while raising family. And that marriage needs a rebuttressing by the church in the face of today's pressures.
data increasingly shows that these days, even tech workers feel squeezed by the Bay Area's scorching prices. Fifty-eight percent of tech workers surveyed recently said they have delayed starting a family due to the rising cost of living, according to a poll that included employees from Apple, Uber, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Lyft, and other Bay Area companies.
The average base salary for a software engineer at Apple is $121,083 a year, the article notes, yet the company also had the largest percentage of surveyed tech employees who said they'd been force to delay starting their families -- 69%.
Anywhere else in the country, we'd be successful people who owned a home and didn't worry about anything. Not HERE.
There's no such thing as being "ready". You can't be ready for something you can't know. There is no ready. There is only the decision to have a child or not to have a child. That's all preparation
Whatever you think of Sheryl Sandberg, her book Lean In achieved one very important objective: it exposed the deep class divide within American feminism.
With the effects of climate change no longer theoretical, projections more dire and action lagging, some potential parents are hesitating.
The modern LGBT rights movement has been veering toward conservatism for some time, evidenced by its primary and overarching mission to finally achieve M...
I don't need to ask you what you're doing on August 12, 2018. You're no doubt planning to attend your local Middle Child Day parade, or take in a lecture on Famous Middle Children Throughout History
Size matters. Just not when it comes to your yard. Indeed, "the size of new homes has been growing for decades now, but it's coming at the expense of yard...
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What has amazed and excited me the most in recent scientific news is that the concept of trust can be measured validly and reliably and that it organizes a vast amount of information about what makes families and human societies function well, or fail.
2018/03/08: Once again we see a resurgence of interest in intentional communities and in Utopian experiments in living communally. Even Time Magazine is advocating such ways of living as a solution to the problems of modern living. Over the last ten years I have made forays into alternative living; finding and testing out Utopian intentional communities.
George Lakoff believes it's a mistake for Democrats to appeal to reason rather than worldview. People vote based on their values, not facts, he said.
Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren't working anymore?
Travis Rieder and his wife Sadiye have one child.
Back in March, before the field of presidential candidates had been narrowed to two (ignoring the minor party candidates who have no chance of winning), I published a post titled "What If the Choice Comes Down to Hillary or Trump?" My conclusion at that time--which I repeated in print and on the radio--was that
It "shouldn't" be, but a question has been nagging at me: How many of us are secretly wondering if Pope Francis' off-the-cuff statement that "a great majority" of Catholic marriages today
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The new papal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, is out . A few words may be in order. Here is a summary of what I found to be highl...