m e d i a   c o v e r a g e

February 8, 2022

“Moms Are at War Over COVID. Who’s to Blame?”

November 5, 2021

“How About Never? Women and the Liberating Power of No”

October 19, 2021

“Experts say Tucker Carlson’s ‘Insulting’ Comment on Fatherhood Ignores the Truth About American Dads”

October 13, 2021

“Which of These 4 Family Policies Deserves Top Priority?”

October 6, 2021

“The Gender Researcher’s Guide to an Equal Marriage”

September 15, 2021

“Experts Say Some Men Weaponize Incompetence to Avoid Helping at Home. Can They Change?”

August 19, 2021

“Why Are the Waitlists For Childcare So Long?”

August 12, 2021

“American Motherhood Vs. the American Work Ethic”

August 10, 2021

“The Delta Variant is Pushing Working Moms to Their Breaking Point. It’s Up to Companies to Make Sure They Don’t Burn Out”

August 2, 2021

“Office Chores: Time to Count the Cost of Unpaid Labour?”

July 22, 2021

“The Pandemic Drove Women Out of the Workforce. Will They Come Back?”

July 13, 2021

“For Women, Remote Work is a Blessing and a Curse”

June 15, 2021

“Erin Napier’s Honest Post Has Us Wondering: Can We Ever Really Let Go of Mom Guilt?”

June 3, 2021

“‘Tapped Out’: Why Mothers Are Vulnerable to Next Wave of the Pandemic, One of Poor Mental Health”

June 3, 2021

“The Worsening Gender Divide At Work: How 3 Western Nations Supported Families During The Pandemic, Or Didn’t”

May 7, 2021

“Mother’s Day Has Always Been Complicated, But the Pandemic Has Proven It’s Broken”

May 6, 2021

“Too Many Parents are Taking the Blame For Their Kids’ Pandemic Life”

May 6, 2021

“Why I Deserve To Be Left Alone for Mother’s Day, and You Do, Too”

May 5, 2021

“On Mother’s Day, Here’s What Your Mom Actually Needs”

April 20, 2021

“The One Word Women Need To Be Saying More Often”

April 13, 2021

“Could the Pandemic Prompt an ‘Epidemic of Loss’ of Women in the Sciences?”

April 13, 2021

“Working Mothers Derailed by Pandemic Face a Tough Road”

March 9, 2021

“Moms Drop Out of Work Most in States Where Kids Learn From Home”

January 29, 2021

“Gender Gap in Work Hours Grew During Pandemic”

January 27, 2021

“Work From Home Has the Power to Advance Equality—or Set It Back”

January 7, 2021

“It Shouldn’t Take Becoming a Parent to Have Empathy For Parents”

December 23, 2020

“COVID Has Laid Bare Inequities That Face Mothers in STEM”

November 24, 2020

“Mothers, It’s Not Fair For You to Feel This Guilty”

November 22, 2020

“The Corporate Ideals Driving ‘Secret Parenting'”

November 11, 2020

“Parents Say Employers Are Illegally Firing Them During Pandemic”

October 6, 2020

“The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?”

October 6, 2020

“Mom Burnout: Pandemic Driving Millions of Women from US Workforce”

September 18, 2020

“How the Pandemic Has Exacerbated the Gender Divide in Household Labor”

September 9, 2020

“How COVID-19 Worsened Gender Inequality in the U.S. Workforce”

September 4, 2020

“Childcare Crisis Pushes US Mothers Out of the Labor Force”

September 4, 2020

“The Hostile, American Reality That is Going Back to Work as a New Mom”

August 30, 2020

“Women Scientists Have the Evidence About Sexism”

August 13, 2020

“Why Parents, With ‘No Good Choice’ This School Year, Are Blaming One Another”

July 28, 2020

“‘The Mom Shame is So Real’: There’s No Way to Win in the Pandemic”

July 24, 2020

“Here’s How Much School Closures Will Cost Parents in Lost Wages, Reduce GDP—and Negatively Impact the Nation’s Education System”

July 17, 2020

Moms Cut Work Hours Four Times More Than Dads During Pandemic”

July 17, 2020

“Moms are Reducing Work Hours Four to Five Times More Than Fathers Amid Pandemic, Study Finds”

July 15, 2020

“‘They Go to Mommy First’: How the Pandemic is Disproportionately Disrupting Mothers’ Careers”

July 15, 2020

“Moms are Working Dramatically Fewer Hours Than Dads During Coronavirus. It’s a ‘Red Flag’ for What’ Ahead”

July 15, 2020

“States Are Reopening. Schools Aren’t. Does Anyone See the Problem Here?”

July 15, 2020

“Working Moms’ Careers are Taking a Hit During the Pandemic, New Study Finds”

July 14, 2020

“Coronavirus is Widening the Gender Gap for Working Mothers”

July 9, 2020

“Woman Says She Was Fired Because Her Children Disrupted Her Work Calls”

June 30, 2020

“Jobs are at Risk for Moms Working During Pandemic”

June 29, 2020

“School Closures Force Parents to Choose Between Family and Work”

May 22, 2020

“‘I Had to Choose Being a Mother’: With No Child Care or Summer Camps, Women are Being Edged Out of the Workforce”

April 16, 2020

“Coronavirus Recession Will Hit Women Harder, Experts Warn”

April 3, 2020

“Fatherhood is More Visible Than Ever. But Will Dads Working From Home Actually Step Up More?”

January 10, 2020

“How Night Nannies Fit Into Affluent Urban Family Life”

November 25, 2019

“Single Moms vs. Single Dads: Examining the Double Standards of Single Parenthood”

November 21, 2019

“Candidates Finally Talked About Paid Leave — But They’re Still Missing the Point”

November 20, 2019

“The Best Parenting Advice Is to Go Live in Europe”

October 15, 2019

“Gender Study: To Shatter the Glass Ceiling, Fix the ‘Broken Rung'”

August 16, 2019

“‘Motherhood Penalty’ Starts Even Before Kids, Study Finds”

August 6, 2019

“Kirsten Dunst Says Working is ‘Easier’ Than Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom. Here’s What the Research Says”

June 28, 2019


June 24, 2019

“Day-Care Centers Notify You Every Time Your Baby Eats, Sleeps and Poops. That’s Making It Harder for Moms to Go Back to Work”

June 19, 2019

“Women Working Longer Hours, Sleeping Less, as They Juggle Commitments”

May 28, 2019

“Gender Penalty: Student Debt and Daycare Stifle American Mothers”

May 10, 2019

“Flowers Are Nice, But What Moms Really Need This Mother’s Day Are Better Work-Life Policies”

May 9, 2019

“Why American Moms Are Seriously Struggling”

April 26, 2019

“U.S. Leads in the Worldwide Anxiety Epidemic”

April 26, 2019

“Working Mom Drops the Mic with List of Society’s Expectations: ‘I’m Ready to Lean Out'”

April 16, 2019

“Flexible Working for Parents is Great. But Child-Free People Need it, Too”

April 12, 2019

“CBD Lures Stressed-Out Parents Looking to Unwind”

April 9, 2019

“Where Did That Promising Scientist Disappear To? Family Policies Leave Women Faculty Behind”

March 18, 2019

“U.S. Mothers Have It the Worst When It Comes to Work-Life Balance, Study Says”

March 18, 2019

“Work-Life Balance Is Worst For U.S. Moms, According To New Book”

March 18, 2019

“Years Of Research Shows Working Moms Are Overwhelmed With Stress”

March 16, 2019

“Why It Matters That Beto O’Rourke Said He ‘Sometimes’ Helps His Wife Raise Their 3 Kids”

March 15, 2019

American Mothers Have It the Worst, and It’s Not Their Fault—Here’s Why” 

March 14, 2019

“Beto O’Rourke Says He ‘Helps’ Raise His Kids, But Dads Are Not Just Helpers”

“10 Phrases to Describe Dads That Don’t Reduce Them to Babysitters”

“Why American Moms Are the Most Stressed Out Moms in the Western World”

March 13, 2019

“Years of Research Prove What We Already Know: Moms in the US Are Drowning in Stress”

March 13, 2019

“New Research Shows U.S. Moms Are the Most Stressed—and Least Supported”

March 6, 2019

“Why Millions of Mothers Are Overwhelmed by Stress”

February 26, 2019

“Motherhood Was Once a Campaign Liability. The 2020 Female Candidates are Making it an Asset”

February 22, 2019

“Scholar Spotlight: Caitlyn Collins.”

February 19, 2019

“Why Working Moms Need ‘Work-Family Justice’”

February 13, 2019

“Pink Slips: How Layoffs Create Double Jeopardy for Working Mothers”

December 25, 2018

“The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting”

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July 8, 2022

Documentary: Fair Play. A film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom in partnership with Hello Sunshine.

May 11, 2022

NPR‘s The Well Woman Show with Giovanna Rossi. “Making Motherhood Work with Dr. Caitlyn Collins.”

December 2, 2021

Nordic Embassies. Webinar: “The Nordic Model for Contemporary Economies: What’s In It For the U.S.?”

October 21, 2021

BBC. Documentary: How Society Shapes Motherhood.

June 21, 2021

Indeed. “Podcast: Balancing Careers and Caregiving.”

March 10, 2021

Marketplace. “Reopening Schools Raises Complicated Questions About Health, Education, and Inequity.”

February 10, 2021

Marketplace. “Moms With Straight As in High School Get Similar Leadership Opportunities as Dads Who Got Failing Grades.”

November 23, 2020

Marketplace. “Employer-Sponsored Tutoring? Unique Benefits are Aimed at Pandemic Parenting.”

September 29, 2020

NPR’s All Things Considered. “‘This is Too Much’: Working Moms are Reaching the Breaking Point During the Pandemic.”

September 28, 2020

New York Public Radio, WNYC’s The Takeaway with Tanzina Vega. “What the Pandemic Has Meant for Division of Labor in the Home.”

September 21, 2020

I Want Her Job Podcast. “Making Motherhood Work with Caitlyn Collins.”

September 15, 2020

Marketplace’s Make Me Smart Podcast with Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood. “Coronavirus is Pushing Women Out of Work.”

September 1, 2020

Minnesota Public Radio. “How the Pandemic is Squeezing Women Out of Their Jobs — Maybe for Good.”

July 31, 2020

Better Life Lab with Brigid Schulte, New America Foundation. “Crisis Conversations: Childcare Reckoning.”

July 16, 2020

Marketplace. “Moms are Reducing Work Hours 4-5 Times More Than Dads During Pandemic.”

July 16, 2020

KPCC Southern California Public Radio. “How Coronavirus Has Affected the Work-Life Balance for Moms”

July 9, 2020

Marketplace. “Working Parents Could Face Discrimination as Pandemic Wears On.”

June 8, 2020

Marketplace. “Economics are Reopening, But the Child Care Question Persists.”

April 17, 2020

Nordic Talks Series. “Kids and Careers: Let’s Make it Easier.”

March 26, 2020

Marketplace. “Struggles of Working Parents on Full Display Amid Pandemic.”

October 31, 2019

The WorkLife Hub Podcast. “Making Motherhood Work: A Conversation with Caitlyn Collins.”

September 25, 2019

Georgia Public Radio, On Second Thought. “Sociologist, Author On ‘Making Motherhood Work’ For Highly Stressed American Moms” with Virginia Prescott.

September 23, 2019

The New Family Podcast. “Ep. 240: Making Parenthood More Sustainable.”

September 2, 2019

Al Jazeera, The Stream Live. “Can New Parents Have Both a Family and a Stable Career?” with Femi Oke and Malika Bilal.

June 28, 2019

New Books Network. “Making Motherhood Work.”

June 12, 2019

Wharton Business Radio, Work and Life Podcast with Stew Friedman. “Ep. 127: Caitlyn Collins: Seeking Work/Life Justice.”

June 4, 2019

The Modern Mamas Podcast. “Ep. 104: Caitlyn Collins on the Revolution Needed To Make Motherhood Work.”

May 9, 2019

Scholars Strategy Network’s No Jargon Podcast. “Episode 174: Making Motherhood Work.”

March 26, 2019

Harvard Business Review’s HBR IdeaCast. “Why U.S. Working Moms Are So Stressed – And What To Do About It” with Alison Beard.

February 19, 2019

On Point by WBUR for NPR. “‘Day Care For All’: How America Views Universal Pre-K” with Meghna Chakrabarti.

February 18, 2019

St. Louis Public Radio. “Wash U Sociologist’s New Book Explores How Women Navigate Work And Family In US, Elsewhere” with Don Marsh.

September 7, 2017

Hold That Thought Podcast. “Moms at Work: Policies and Perspectives in Europe and the United States.” Washington University in St. Louis.

October 8, 2015

BYU Radio’s Top of Mind. “Motherhood and Employment” with Julie Rose.

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Deseret News, March 5, 2021. “Who Did Covid-19 Boot From the Workforce–and What Does It Mean For Families?”

LAist, November 6, 2020. “Child Care Can Help LA Families Financially Survive the Pandemic, But It’s Still Unavailable for Many.”

LAist, September 17, 2020. “With Day Cares Shut and School Online, LA’s Working Moms are Carrying the Child Care Load.”

St. Louis KSDK TV, September 10, 2020. “Pandemic Pay Gaps: WashU Study Confirms What Some Working Moms Already Know.”

Whitman College Magazine, August 14, 2020. “Sociologist Caity Collins ’08 Has a Message for Moms: It’s Not Your Fault.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 17, 2020. “Pandemic Forced Mothers to Cut Paid Working Hours. It Can Have Huge Consequences For Their Careers.”

The Source, Washington University in St. Louis, July 13, 2020. “Mothers’ Paid Work Suffers During Pandemic, Study Finds.”

The Source, Washington University in St. Louis, Sep. 9, 2019. “Bookshelf: The Motherhood Challenge.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 10, 2019. “America is Not For Mothers.”

Kare 11 TV News, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 25, 2019. “Can Moms Really Have Work-Family Balance?” (2:35).

The Common Reader, Washington University, March 1, 2019. “To Save a Life.”

Marin Independent Journal, Feb. 18, 2019. “Mommy Needs a Lot More Than a Drink.”

St. Louis Magazine, Sep. 13, 2018. “Author Caitlyn Collins on How Different Countries are Making Motherhood Work.”

Student Life, Washington University, Nov. 13, 2017. “OWN IT Summit Promotes Empowerment, Gender Inclusivity.”

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