Browsing All Posts filed under »Feminist Mothering«

NPR’s Princess: Same Shitty Messaging (new fav verb, thanks GOP)

November 27, 2012


    NPR’s Weekend Edition interviewed a working princess; she pretties up birthday parties and birthday party clowns? Well, they mess ‘em up with balloon dogs and crying kids. FYI, the princess party industry has been recession proof, if you’re unemployed with access to your old prom dresses, it’s something to consider. I have little […]

The Going Back To Work Dilemma–Going From SAHM to Working Mom

October 23, 2012


When I went on maternity leave in 2003 when Jake was born, I didn’t think I was going to sever my job with iVillage where I had been an editor for four years. But as life happens, I made an entirely different choice and decided to stay at home with him while taking freelance work, […]

You Are A Horrible Mom, Just As We All Suspected

September 19, 2012


You know how you’re always feeling judged by other mothers and wondering if they’re talking about how you dragged your 3- year-old off the playground screaming because why can’t you handle her tantrum? Or how bad of a parent you are because you decided not to volunteer for the 500th fundraiser at your school? Or […]

Sandra Fluke Pisses Off GOP Again, Makes World Proud

September 6, 2012


Slate’s Amanda Marcotte wrapped up some of the Sandra Fluke–you know, the most famous slut in America–hatred that was spewed all over Twitter last night after her speech. “Femme tool.” Wishing Ted Kennedy would take her “for a drive.” The maligning of this woman is because… why, again? Because she spoke at a hearing on […]

Stop Stereotyping About ‘Girl-Drama,’ People. It Just Makes You Sound Sexist.

September 4, 2012


Guest Post by Lyz Lenz When my daughter was three months old, my older sister came to visit. My sister has a five year-old son, who lives, eats and breathes Batman.  My nephew is a wonderful creature, who is constantly damp with exertion and barrels into any room holding before him a fierce imagination that […]

There Is No More ‘Average’, So What Does This Mean For Our Kids?

August 22, 2012


Today on the Brian Leher show, Thomas Friedman announced that “There is no more average.” Citing statistics about the connection between unemployment and education, Friedman said that the less educated you are and the less spectacular you are, the less likely you are to succeed in this new technology-driven world of ours. Of course, I […]

Do We Still Need The Word ‘Feminist’?

August 6, 2012


Ask someone on the street, any old person will do. What does a feminist look like? Here’s my guess about what someone might say. 1. Hairy armpits 2. Aggressive 3. Liberal 4. Hates men In fact, so many women identify with this wacky version of feminism, that they’re unsure that they actually are a modern […]

Dark Knight Shooting: Does It Mean Less Violent Movies for Kids?

July 20, 2012


(Image: Barry Gutierrez / AP/msnbc) Let’s imagine the horrific scene of the Aurora Colorado midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” You’re sitting in an open theater and someone begins shooting at you. You are now an open target for a crazed maniac with an automatic weapon. Let them call it what they want — Rep. Louie […]

Pulling My Kid Out Of Boy Scouts Was An Easy Lesson In ‘Do Unto Others’

July 20, 2012


I wouldn’t say that I was gung-ho when my ex-husband told me he was going to sign our son up for the Boy Scouts in 2010. I had heard about their stringent anti-gay policy and didn’t want my child (or myself for that matter) to participate in any club that would exclude openly gay boys […]

Having It All: Means What?

June 28, 2012


Hayley and I wanted to open up the “having it all” discussion, even though every time we say it or write it, we can’t help but think of Whitney Houston’s, “Didn’t we almost have it all?” (Okay, that’s not entirely true, but slightly…) Miri: I thought a lot this weekend about the notion of women […]