What Work-Life Experts Are Saying About The Working Dad’s Survival Guide

What do work-life experts Brad Harrington, Stew Friedman, Jessica deGroot, Greg Marcus, Emma Plumb and Sara Sutton Fell have in common? They’ve all voiced their support for my forthcoming book, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide.

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One of the scary but very cool things about writing a book is sending preview copies out to subject matter experts, asking if they’d be willing to read the book and, if they like it, write a testimonial for you.

What if they couldn’t be bothered? Worse, what if they don’t like it?

I’m very happy to report that several work-life experts, including my two professional role-models, have heartily endorsed my forthcoming book (which you can order NOW on Amazon (It is the #1 Best Seller in career Advice!!). Here’s what they had to say:

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Listen to Fathers, Work and Family Over the Holiday Weekend

“Baby, if you ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me- I’m living on the air…” First, a happy 4th of July weekend to you all. I hope you have the opportunity to soak in some family time during the long weekend. I’ll be taking the weekend off , but first perhaps I can provide you … Read more

The Pew Research Report, Breadwinner Moms, Misleading Headlines and the Challenges of Dual-Income Households

The recent Pew Research Report focuses on “The Rise of Breadwinner Moms“. However, if you look beyond the headline into the data, the real take-away should be that the clear majority of households are “dual-earner/shared-care”– why don’t employers and our society realize this and start adapting for long-term success?

The Pew Study documents the frequency of different types of dual-income households
The Pew Study tracks the changes in household earnings over 50 years

The headline of the new Pew Study (released May 29th) is “Breadwinner Moms“- as their research shows that 40% of US households with kids either have a single mother as sole provider or have a dual-income arrangement in which the wife out-earns the husband (this caused the oldwhiteguys at FoxNews to wig out!)

Like most headlines, this is somewhat misleading. They only get to the 40% number by cobbling together the 11% never-married single mother households, the 14% single-mother-divorced households and the 15% of dual-parent households with female breadwinners. These are kinda three separate groups, no?

If you really dive into the data, what you find is that only 15% of two-parent families and 22.5% of dual-income families have the wife as the primary earner. While this is notable, and represents larger percentages than in the past, the fact is the vast, vast majority of families and dual-income families rely on the husbands for the larger share of the income.

The real take-away from the Pew Study should be that dual-income couples are the norm, and have been for some time.

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