Browsing All posts tagged under »boys«

Adding Boys to Our Conversation: Weight Loss and Body Image

March 28, 2012


Yesterday Hayley wrote about the mother with the eating disorder who got a book deal to write about her daughter’s chubbiness…Last week Andrea wrote about her mother’s pig fridge magnet and how said pig’s location, top of fridge, out of site, or smack dab in the middle of the fridge, affected her mother’s mood. A dieting mother was not a chipper [...]

Trayvon Martin

March 26, 2012


  Trayvon went out to buy Skittles and an ice tea. He was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on his way home. Zimmerman was told not to follow Trayvon (by 911 operator) but he did and claimed it was an act of self-defense. Zimmerman has not been arrested. My white, hoodie wearing teenage son [...]

Schools, Students & Guns

March 6, 2012


In Chardon, Ohio, T.J. Lane killed three classmates and injured two others on Febrary 27, 2012. I am always, and I’m sure I’m not alone, left wondering what provoked a child to take the steps to aquire a weapon and go berserk. A child doesn’t wake up one day,  and out of the blue decide [...]

If Girls Rule The World–Then Where Do The Boys Fit In?

February 6, 2012


Is this a reasonable argument? Babble blogger Laura Mayes made an interesting point the other day with her column, “Someone To Look Up To,” by discussing a potential girl power backlash. With full knowledge that we still make less, etc. etc., Mayes wonders if powerful girl messaging is possibly making her 6-year-old son feel inadequate–she [...]

I Hate Playdates

July 5, 2011


I loved when my kids were small, and I miss it every day. I loved their little friends too. But the social construct that is the modern-day American playdate? I’m shuddering as we speak. I confess: I hate playdates. I find them way more trouble than they’re worth, in every sense. There are folks out [...]