Eve Rodsky is working to change society one marriage at a time by coming up with a new 21st century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering the brunt of childrearing and domestic life responsibilities regardless of whether they work outside the home.

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Center for American Progress, January 2018

While all working caregivers can experience similar struggles, this report focuses on working parents who need time to care for their children while also bringing home a paycheck.

LeanIn.Org & McKinsey & Company, 2018

Since 2015, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company have published this report annually to give companies and employees the information they need to advance women and improve gender diversity within their organizations.

 

Harvard Business Review, December 2017

The Harvard Business Review summarized six studies published about differences in how men and women are treated at work.

Parenting Isn’t Easy, December 2017

For 46 percent of the 7,000 US mothers that were questioned, husbands were noted as a larger source of stress than dealing with the children.

 

Forbes, December 2017

Self-care requires the discipline to do the hard and boring things that are good for us.

The New York Times, December 2017

Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression.

 

The Atlantic, November 2018

The Guardian is asking readers to support a new series on why motherhood in the US is more challenging than in any other developed country – and what we can do about it.

HuffPost, November 2017

The emotional labor women do this time of year threatens our mental health.

 

The New York Times, November 2017

Girls today receive two conflicting messages: Be mighty and be good.

Urban Moms, November 2017

Erin Pepler opens up about the cumbersome nature of invisible work.

 

The Washington Post, November 2017

Even progressive spouses don’t divide burdens equitably. The children notice.

The New York Times, November 2017

According to Lindy West, feminism is the collective manifestation of female anger

 

CNN, November 2017

Although being a wine mom doesn't necessarily mean one has a drinking problem, the cultural phenomenon has taken off at a time in which alcohol use has spiked among women.

Scary Mommy, November 2017

Mary Katherine describes the mental load of motherhood and its consequences.

 

The Washington Post, October 2017

After enumerating the tasks required to manage a household, Nicole Anzia gives four pieces of advice to facilitate more balance for busy couples.

Medical News Today, October 2017

New research looking at how couples spend their time after the birth of their first child suggests that men tend to engage in more leisure activities than women, especially on days off.

 

ScienceDaily, October 2017

Study first to show how couples spend time minute-by-minute.

HuffPost, October 2017

Moms need a break from it all so that they can be good moms, the caregivers they long to be, not stressed executives at home.

 

Harper’s BAZAAR, October 2017

How marriages across America improved after Gemma Hartley uncovered the invisible, thankless work women are often charged with at home.

The Atlantic, October 2017

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity, according to Esther Perel.

 

Simple Families, October 2017

Denaye Barahona creates a step-by-step guide to reducing mental load.

Harper’s BAZAAR, September 2017

Emotional labor is the unpaid job men still don't understand, says Gemma Hartley.

 

ScienceDaily, September 2017

Findings from a study in Springer's journal Sex Roles demonstrate the persistent gendered nature of how housework is divided, says lead author Rebecca Horne of the University of Alberta in Canada.

HuffPost, September 2017

Cameron Reeves Poynter, who blogs at LuckyOrangePants, recently drew an overwhelming response when she wrote on Facebook about what it feels like to be what she calls “the keeper.”

 

The Washington Post, September 2017

Niccole Kroll advocates for bringing back a revised version of home economics—one that is mandatory and gender-neutral.

The New York Times, October 2018

One man explains how doing the dishes made him rethink and reconceptualize his masculinity.

 

TODAY Parenting Team, September 2017

Cameron Poynter, the self-proclaimed “Keeper”, writes a poetic piece about trials and tribulations of shouldering the domestic workload.

The New York Times, August 2017

Kelsey McKinney argues that a “bridezilla” is realy a women who is trying her best to get stuff done.

 

Scary Mommy, July 2017

A recent study showed that when you factor in family duties, working moms pretty much never stop working unless they’re sleeping.

The New York Times, July 2017

Researchers found that paying others to do tasks one dreads could lead to more happiness. This owner of a New York City cleaning business found that the happiness of others could be profitable.

 

Simplemost, July 2017

In April 2017, Actor Ashton Kutcher was awarded the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award, and apparently, when it comes to parenting and building good character, he’s learned a lot from his wife, Mila Kunis.

The New York Times, July 2017

While resilience is an essential skill for healthy childhood development, science shows that adults also can take steps to boost resilience in middle age, which is often the time we need it most.

 

HuffPost, July 2017

Jami Ingledue writes about the mental load that mothers carry as the “Knower of All the Things”.

Fast Company, July 2017

The employees of Fifth Third Bank have access to a free concierge service that will handle everything from grocery shopping to helping pick a daycare.

 

HealthyWay, June 2017

Although the household gender gap has diminished somewhat over the past several decades, it's still a substantial issue.

Macleans, June 2017

Forty-three per cent of Canadian parents have at some point wished they had no kids.

 

McKinsey & Company, June 2017

Any organization can improve the speed and quality of its decisions by paying more attention to what it’s deciding.

EmmaClit, May 2017

A comic graphically represents the mental load that mothers face.

 

The New York Times, May 2017

For most women, pregnancy and new motherhood is a joy — at least some of the time. But most mothers also experience worry, disappointment, guilt, competition, frustration, and even anger and fear.

The Guardian, May 2017

We’ve all tried to juggle several things at once. So does it work, or is it better to concentrate on just one task at a time?

 

American Economic Review, May 2017

The gender earnings gap is an expanding statistic over the lifecycle.

Money, May 2017

Motherhood is one of the single strongest predictors of both bankruptcy and poverty in the U.S.

 

BCG, April 2017

When companies create a positive culture and attitude regarding gender diversity, all women—mothers included—are eager to advance.

Hey Sigmund, March 2017

A routine chart that includes a mindfulness practice is a winning combo if you are seeking to make bedtime a smoother, more enjoyable experience.

 

HuffPost, March 2017

The myth of the man-hating feminist endures because it justifies the status quo.

Today’s Parent, March 2017

All too often, mothers get judged for what they, especially if they put their own needs first, according to Amy Macfarlane.

 

The Hindu, January 2017

The Aamir Khan film Dangal explores the invisble work of women in India.

Time, January 2017

Men have an invisible workload too, and it is weighing on them

 

The Cut, December 2016

Research by the two of us shows that the happy life and the meaningful life differ — and that the surest path to true happiness lies in chasing not just happiness but also a meaningful life.

Time, December 2016

Like much of the feminized work done more often by women than men, thinking, worrying, paying attention, and delegating is work that is largely invisible, gets almost no recognition, and involves no pay or benefits.

 

Upworthy, November 2016

Derek Harvey thinks he knows the secret to winning a relationship.

1 Million for Work Flexibility, November 2016

The most recent statistics available suggest that women earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by men.

 

Lisa Leonard, November 2016

Lisa Leonard writes about her desire to salvage her marriage by making the perfect berry crumble.

Love That Max, May 2016

Ellen Seidman writes about all the household-related needs that mothers notice.

 

Bored Panda, April 2016

Men need their space, but so too do women.

The Washington Post, March 2016

Caretaking may be often invisible, but society can’t function without it.

 

Quartz, January 2016

Soraya Chemaly writes about how women’s invisible labor at home creates problems that extend into the workplace.

Scary Mommy, May 2016

Mother shares her husband’s texts after their toddler vomits in the car.

 

HuffPost, November 2016

A study published in Archives of General Psychiatry revealed brains that functioned better belonged to people who had indicated more purpose in life.

The New York Times, November 2015

But even in families in which both parents work outside the home, the division of labor at home remains unequal.

 

MEETING GROUND OnLine, October 2015

According to Carol Hanisch, the inequitable division of housework and childcare needs to be addressed before women are ever to achieve liberation.

The Atlantic, October 2015

The well-being of children, the status of women, and the happiness of men will depend on whether more fathers are willing to take on primary parenting roles.

 

The New York Times, May 2015

Moms often end up being the “designated worrier”, because they are tasked with the management of familial duties.

The Conversation, May 2015

In our new study of 182 dual-earner couples who became parents for the first time, we found that fathers generally did less work around the home after their baby was born, and also became less involved in childcare than mothers.

 

Washington Post, May 2015

Brigid Schulte writes about how her experience dovetails with research findings about the inequitable division of household labor.

The New York Times, April 2015

David Brooks writes about the importance of developing what he calls eulogy virtues.

 

FiveThirtyEight, February 2015

Columnist Mona responds to a question about women earning more than their male partners.

Equitable Growth, December 2014

The growing participation of women in the labor market stalled in the second half of the 1990s, coinciding with a period of increased wage inequality in the United States.

 

Mark Manson, September 2014

Author Mark Manson writes about seven questions that help people realize what is important to them.

The Atlantic, May 2014

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence

 

Slate, August 2013

Contributor Dan Holliday provides an evolutionary explanation as to why society’s believe women are “inferior” to men.

HuffPost, June 2013

Lisa Heffernan writes about why she wishes she didn’t leave the paid workforce.

 

The New Republic, April 2013

In 1971, a national day-care bill almost became law. Therein lies a story

HuffPost, May 2012

Mia Redrick writes about what she calls the “Silent War”: the process of fading away from yourself, your interests, and your passions without realizing it.

 

Academia.edu, 2009

Andrea O’Reilly and Sara Ruddick have a conversation about how Maternal Thinking has influenced maternal scholarship over the past 20 years.

Population and Development Review, June 2011

Our findings indicate that, with a 3 percent discount rate, parents produce a substantial net fiscal externality, about $217,000 in 2009 dollars.

 

Caring Labor: An Archive, September 2010

This article was originally published by Redstockings in 1970. Redstockings was an early women’s liberation group centered in New York and was responsible for a number of influential writings.

The National Bureau of Economic Research, January 2009

This paper assesses the relative importance of various explanations for the gender gap in career outcomes for highly-educated workers in the U.S. corporate and financial sectors.

 

Harvard Business Review, March 2005

Using data from a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, the Harvard Business Review created a comprehensive portrait of women’s career paths.