December 28, 2021
In her acclaimed New York Times bestseller (and Reese’s Book Club pick) Fair Play, Eve Rodsky urged women to rebalance their domestic responsibilities and reclaim time for themselves. Her book started a national conversation and launched a movement toward greater equality on the home front…and then quarantine hit, and life as we knew it was upended. Now all of us are faced with an even more pressing question: how can we carve out a little time for ourselves?
This personal time–what Rodsky calls Unicorn Space, what makes us interesting–isn’t just a luxury, she explains. The research is clear that it’s a necessity for our mental health, our physical well-being, and our very sense of self. You can also find her on Instagram.
December 21, 2021
Paris Rosenthal is an author whose works include #1 New York Times Best Seller, Dear Girl, co-written with her late mother, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and #1 New York Times Best Seller, Dear Boy, co-written with her father, Jason B. Rosenthal. She also wrote the New York Times Best Seller Dear Teacher, as well as Dear Baby, Project 1,2,3, and her latest book, Uni the Unicorn in the Real World.
Uni the Unicorn is the third book in a series that her mother started. She says she wrote this book as a tribute of sorts to her. Her first published book, Dear Girl, was also co-written with her mom. That book came out when she was in college. Please visit her at her website, and on Instagram.
November 9, 2021
Dana Ponsky began her career in education and advocacy more than 20 years ago. Her first professional experiences were at the University of Michigan, the University of Miami, and Barry University as a career counselor and then as an assistant director and director of orientation, leadership, and first-year programming. After working with first-year college students, Dana began to wonder how students were being supported in their high schools and what they were doing to be prepared for college. After realizing to be successful in college, students need excellent guidance while in high school, Dana transitioned to work as a school-based college counselor. She has served as a high school director of college counseling and has volunteered for nationally-recognized college access programs. You can find her at her website ConsultWithDana.com.
Whitney Fisch, MSW started her career working on college campuses as the Jewish Student Life Director at Hillel at the University of Georgia and now as the Executive Director of the Hillel at Miami University in Ohio. She graduated from The University of Michigan School of Social Work and spent the next decade as a school counselor and Director of Counseling working in partnership with teens, families, and administration all in advocacy of the student. Now, she uses her years of training as a counselor and student advocate to help schools + other youth-focused community organizations to build comprehensive health + wellness programs, parent education, as well as helping families successfully navigate the college process from beginning to end making sure the student’s needs never get lost in the process. You can find her at her website WhitneyFisch.com.
October 26, 2021
KJ Dell'Antonia is the author of the viral New York Times essay Why I Didn't Answer Your Email. She is the former editor of the NY Times' Motherlode blog and the author of the book How to Be a Happier Parent. Her debut novel, The Chicken Sisters, is a NYT best seller, a selection in Reese Witherspoon’s book club. It is a humorous exploration of the same themes she focuses on in her journalism: the importance of finding joy in our families, the challenge of figuring out what makes us happy and the need to value the people in front of us more than the ones in our phones and laptops, every single time. You can find all things KJ Dell'Antonia at her website.
April 27, 2021
Dr. Caitlyn Collins is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines social inequality and gender inequality in the workplace and in family life.
Dr. Collins conducted an interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. These four countries offer distinct policy approaches to reconciling work-family conflict. She examined how different ideals of gender, motherhood, and employment are embedded in these policies, and how they shape the daily lives of working mothers in these countries.
Dr. Collins is the author of the book based on this research called Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving.