Mother Digest Weekly


Happy Independence Day Weekend! It also happens to be my birthday weekend, and Mother Honestly officially turns 1! Wow, we are only one? It feels like we’ve been around forever. Thanks to you amazing mamas for your support and friendship. This Friday, I turned 33 and I couldn't have been more grateful. My husband is in Detroit cleaning up the house, managing the movers who are packing up our items for a long trip to Texas. I am in our Airbnb spending time with my dad who is visiting and cuddling up my son who recently turned 18 months. It’s been a wild summer already as I acclimatize to Texas, work on closing our new home in Katy so we can finally move in and start a new normal. If you are in the Katy area, feel free to connect below. There are so many changes on the horizon, but for now, I am moving the Mother Digest Weekly to the web. No worries, you will still receive this directly in your inbox as well.

Here are few things that caught my attention this week:

For mothers, parental leave is a penalty whether they take it or not. On the flip side, if more parents took time off, a mother’s earnings would increase by about 7% for each additional month her spouse or partner takes off work.


Why we need to customize maternity leave. Companies need to stop treating it like a one-size-fits-all solution, argues Health-Ade Kombucha CEO and cofounder Daina Trout. This one makes me super proud as we welcome Daina to keynote our Mother: The Summit 2019. Spaces are filling up fast, grab your tickets here.


We need to change the conversation around motherhood and work. For too long, we’ve minimized the aspect of a woman’s identity when she becomes a mother, argues this entrepreneur.


97% of Women Say Fathers Should Take Their Paternity Leave. The majority of men who have access to paternity leave take less than two weeks


How 5 black executives at Netflix, Facebook, and other companies navigate motherhood, careers, happiness, and health. Black working mothers face unique challenges, including a $30,000-a-year wage gap. We spoke with five leaders about bias at work, parenthood, and finding support.


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