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Expert and divorcée interviews

In our new series of articles, Perspectives on The Big Flip, experts from diverse backgrounds—psychologists, divorce mediators, ...

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Perspectives: BEHIND THE BIG FLIP

You’ve predicted that women will flip the income gap by 2028—that's an exciting, and bold statement!  What is that based ...

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SOMETIMES ALL WE NEED IS LOVE

Gianina and Chris got married on a dare. And then, they fell in love. Not every big flip couple came into their arrangement by ...

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MODERN BABY CARRIER FOR MODERN MOMS & DADS

A Design Thought Piece for The Big Flip by Jessica Gates THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING  Working with The Big Flip team, it has been eye-opening to be on the front lines of a major cultural shift. More dads are staying home with the kids as moms take on the role of primary breadwinner. Although the ...

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WHY DESIGN MATTERS FOR THE BIG FLIP

So, why do we need a product designer for a documentary project?  Because real change and improvements start in our everyday lives. HOW DESIGN SPREAD THE GREEN MOVEMENT BEYOND TREE-HUGGERS TO THE PEOPLE The evolution of the green movement is an inspiration for what we want to ...

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THE INCREDIBLE EXPANDING FAMILY OF BONNIE AND CHIP

Want to hear more of Bonnie and Chip’s story after seeing their interview on the Katie Show?  Here they tell us more about their big flip experience, and share their excitement and anxieties about the arrival of baby number four. Bonnie and Chip are pioneers from the modern home front where the ...

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FATHERS FLIPPIN’ ROCK!

Fathers Rock! from Izzy Chan on Vimeo. Our video tribute to the awesome dads of the Big Flip.  Happy Father’s Day, Fred, Chip, Trevor, Ross and Chris! TAKE ACTION! Like what we’re doing? Check out our videos and share our stories!  Tweet, LinkedIn, embed or mention in your ...

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FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE TO BIG FLIP DADS

The Pew Research report on breadwinner moms left out an important part of the story—the dads who care for the home and kids while their wives work. For those with the misguided notion that men aren’t cut out for the job of home guardian, here’s a look at the men of the Big Flip, who show us ...

BIRTH OF A SUNFLOWER

Birth of a Sunflower from Izzy Chan on Vimeo. How symbolic! In the same week that “Little Sister” Mabel Mei arrives to join Bonnie and Chip’s joyful family, the Sunnyside Plaza community comes together for a celebration of rebirth and rejuvenation—the annual Sunflower ...

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Pew Research’s latest report on Breadwinner Moms reveal how conflicted we remain, when it comes to the impact of Breadwinner Moms and Stay-at-Home Dads on the home front.  While most folks are not advocating men and women to revert to traditional roles, the majority of Americans worry that the rise ...

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A FEW THINGS WE LEARNED IN SEATTLE & PORTLAND…

Our first test shoot for the Big Flip. 3 families, 1 luncheon, 3 days.  Here’s a taste of what we learned. We learned that it gets cloudy in the Pacific Northwest. We saw the magic that happens when we bring people together, and how much we learn just from sharing and listening to each ...

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THE MAGICAL MENAGERIE OF GREGOR AND VIOLET

Meet Gregor and Violet, another “big flip” couple where the wife is breadwinner and the husband takes care of home, hearth, and menagerie. But first, THANK YOU to Gregor and Violet—for bravely and generously volunteering for the documentary.  It is not easy to open up one’s home and soul ...

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BROUHAHA OVER RISE OF BREADWINNER MOMS

If you thought last week’s report on the rise of breadwinner moms caused a stir, get ready for more. There will be even more heated and more emotional debate as the trend intensifies, and we near the tipping point. To put our reactions in context, it helps to take a look at how social change ...

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MONEY, POWER & SEX IN THE BIG FLIP

In Pew’s Research Report on Breadwinner Moms, they point out that many people believe that it’s harder for marriage to succeed when women are the main financial provider in the family. But why? That’s one of the central questions we want to understand in The Big Flip. For some answers, I ...

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CREATIVE BRIEF FOR OUR DREAM WEBSITE

Continuing on our streak of inspiration from Ted Hope and the SF Film Society’s Artist-to-Entrepreneur spirit, we’re sharing the creative brief we’ve written for the dream website we want. EARLY DESIGN IDEAS Here's a glimpse of early design ideas we got from Tyler, for comparison and ...