Working Moms, Mother's Day Gifts, Prospective Mothers, Best Mother's Days, Stay at Home Moms, Grandmothering
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 456
- May 8, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:41:19 mins
Working Moms (0:00:00) For so many parents, one of the most difficult parts of life has been finding a balance between work and home life. (possibly share a related anecdote?) But for the moms out there, this problem can be even more difficult because of the bias against working mothers in many organizations. So, in honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we’re joined by Mary Beth Ferrante, who is the CEO of WRK/360, an advocate for inclusive workplaces for parents, and a mother of 2 herself. She’s here to help us manage being a working mother. Mother’s Day Gifts (0:20:10) Lisa and Richie talk with each other about what they should get their moms for Mother’s Day. Prospective Mothers (0:37:53) Women have been involved in our nation’s legal system since its earliest days. For a long time, women couldn’t be admitted to law schools or state bar associations. Today, they’re filling seats on some of the highest courts in the land. Recently, Brigham Young University’s law school admitted its first class with more women than men. I can hear our ancestor’s jaws hitting the floor as we speak. Law student and future mother, Kristin Wilde is currently in her first year at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. Her husband Baxter Wilde will attend law school next year. Mr. and Mrs. Wilde are with us today to talk about their experience and how they balance school with children on the way. Best Mother’s Days (0:50:40) Lisa and Richie chat about their best Mother’s Day experiences, giving gifts and receiving them. Stay at Home Moms (1:07:23) A recent study by Salary.com, found that the salary of a stay-at-home mom is valued at around a hundred thousand dollars. I don’t know anyone that would argue that being a stay at home mom is hard work, but there’s seems to be a cultural pushback to it now-a-days. Here to talk to us about the value and struggles of being a stay at home mom is Dixie Andeline Forsyth. Author of “Fascinating Womanhood for the Timeless Woman.” Grandmothering (1:23:53) The holidays are coming up, and that means lots of family gatherings! As fun and exciting as this is, sometimes it’s hard to mesh immediate and extended families smoothly. So, where do mother-in-laws and grandmothers fit into the picture? To find the answers, we’re joined by psychologist Keen Berger, author of the book “Grandmothering,” and grandmother of three.