Role reversal at home has allowed her photo studio to grow during the pandemic

Feb 10, 2022
When her husband started working from home, Liz Hansen was able to spend more time at her boudoir-style photography business.
A Paycheck Protection Program loan helped Liz Hansen keep her Chicago Boudoir Photography studio afloat during the early pandemic shutdown.
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How have dads been stepping up as caregivers during the pandemic?

Sep 15, 2021
Dads have played a more active role in domestic labor and caregiving during the pandemic. That's helped moms — just not enough.
With more fathers at home during the pandemic, housework and child care has become more equal.
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Why are the waitlists for child care so long?

Aug 19, 2021
Child care centers, which already struggled to recruit staffers, face additional pressures brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.
It can be hard to find child care providers because of the low pay and lack of benefits.
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Pandemic burnout takes a toll on women working, caring for kids and more

Dec 4, 2020
The CDC says two out of every three caregivers are women, who support not only children but also adults with chronic illnesses.
A survey from health startup Maven estimates 10 million women are struggling to juggle their responsibilities.
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For some caregiver positions, only coronavirus survivors need apply

Aug 5, 2020
As families turn to nannies for child care, some are screening candidates by whether they've had COVID-19, hoping they won't bring the virus into the home.
More parents are turning to child care providers who have had the coronavirus. Survivors may be immune to new infection, the thinking goes.
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Screen-free parenting coaches are cropping up around the country

Can't figure out a way to occupy your child that isn't device-based? There's a consultant for that.
Children's screen use often worries parents.
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Is the startup world OK with motherhood yet?

Mar 15, 2019
Journalist Eliza Boyd says the “needle is moving” when it comes to pregnancy and venture capital.
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Young, white, affluent — and learning about race

Sep 12, 2018
A new book looks at the "conundrum of privilege" in a Midwest suburb.
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New novel imagines tech industry "solving" childbirth

Jun 4, 2018
Are there some things that just shouldn't be made easier?
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