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  • The ‘Mommy Penalty’:  Special needs version

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 16, 2015 | 9:17 am

    My husband and I recently engaged in some long-term financial planning, and as I looked back at my own 30-year career in the nonprofit and Jewish communal sector while raising two children — one with disabilities — I realized how much my own wages have been impacted by the time and...

  • Why Charity Isn’t Enough

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 31, 2012 | 9:09 am

    “I’ve been knockin’ on the door that holds the throne
    I’ve been lookin’ for the map that leads me home
    I’ve been stumblin’ on good hearts turned to stone
    The road of good intentions has gone dry as bone
    We take care of our own.”

    —Bruce Springsteen

    During this political...

  • Romance and Disabilities

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 12, 2012 | 12:11 am

    With chocolate hearts and annoying radio ads for pajama-grams (can’t think of a worse present) vying for our attention this week, it’s easy to forget about what love is really all about, and that all of us humans have a strong drive to find love, even when we might least expect...