The Homemaker Mystique featuring Celebrity Chef Cat Cora

event | November 13, 2014

  • New America

The Homemaker Mystique featuring Celebrity Chef Cat Cora

Thursday, November 13, 2014

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

NPR

1111 North Capitol Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

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Every working parent can relate: on top of being a model employee, they feel pressure to engage with their children, volunteer in their community, and prepare well-balanced, nutritious meals from scratch on a regular basis. Parents are urged to eat fresh and local, and reminded of the importance of that crucial family dinner, which is said to reduce obesity and improve psychological well-being for children. Yet new research shows that putting the nightly dinner on the table also increases stress on parents, especially those in low-income households. In this time of overwhelm and high expectations, and powerful but conflicting cultural messages--work longer! hustle home to have dinner with your kids! stop at the store! buy organic! check your email! don't check your email! be present in the moment!--how do families balance their home and work lives?

Celebrity chef, and mother of 4, Cat Cora will deliver a keynote address then join other experts for a panel moderated by Liza Mundy. Join New America’s Breadwinning & Caregiving Program for a lively discussion on the way modern families are formed and cared for.

There will be a reception following the discussion.

Join the conversation online using #HomemakerMystique and following @NewAmerica.

Thanks to our underwriter Betty Crocker

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Participants

Welcome
Anne-Marie Slaughter
President and CEO, New America
@SlaughterAM

Cat Cora
Chef, Restauranteur, and TV Personality
@catcora

Frederick Goodall
Founder and Contributor, mochadad.com
@mochadad

Sarah Bowen
Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
NCstate

Latifa Lyles
Director, Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
@LatifaLyles

Liza Mundy
Director, Breadwinning and Caregiving, New America
@lizamundy

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