June 24th, 2019
Episode 36: Moms for Shared Parenting with Emma Johnson
This week I am excited to bring you a conversation with Emma Johnson. Emma is a business journalist, gender equality activist and bestselling author of The Kick-Ass Single Mom. She’s also the founder of WealthySingleMommy.com, the world’s largest platform for single moms, and Moms for Shared Parenting, an activist organization aimed at making shared parenting the norm.
And today, shared parenting is the topic up for discussion. We tackle how equally shared parenting is the ticket to gender equality, closing the gender pay gap, and empowering men to parent in a 50/50 parenting arrangement. Plus, we talk about letting go of your identity of being “just” a mom and embracing every aspect of being a woman.
If you take anything away from this episode, I hope it’s this: anyone can be an activist for gender equality and shared parenting; it all starts by having one honest and open conversation about gender and parenting.
Shared parenting is the ticket to gender equality (6:17)
Why dependency is not a good look (11:21)
The gender pay gap and why it is not going to be solved unless women are in places of power (12:18)
Children need to have 50% equal time with their parents…period. (17:57)
How shared parenting allows for a mental recharge (22:30)
Empowering men to parent on their own (without the help of a partner or spouse) (25:08)
Being scared to give 50% parenting over to a partner who is narcissistic and abusive (26:48)
Authentically grieving your divorce and the importance of working through it (30:04)
Everyone can be an activist for gender equality, challenge people around you or take steps to equalize parenting (30:53)
Emma brings up the question, “Do we really need child support if childcare is split 50/50?” (33:30)
Learn More About Emma:
Emma Johnson is a business journalist, gender equality activist, #1 best-selling author of The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), and founder of Wealthysinglemommy.com, the world’s largest platform for single moms.
A former Associated Press reporter, Emma has been featured on New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Headline News, CNBC, NPR, TIME, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Doctors, and many more. She was named Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and “9 Overachieving New Yorkers You Must Date” by New York Observer.
Emma frequently speaks on women’s issues, including at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality. She is the founder of Moms for Shared Parenting, an activist organization aimed at making equally shared parenting the norm.
Emma grew up in Sycamore, Ill., and live in Astoria, N.Y., with her kids, Helena and Lucas
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