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Parents can't tell time anymore

It's quiet in the house. You've done your nightly sweep through the kitchen, but there are no dishes left out. The living room is cleared of enough toys that you can make your way through it without stepping on something. Somehow the laundry was done and the clean clothes are in the basket, but folded, so that counts. You baby is asleep and still tightly swaddled. A quick check of your work email indicates that there are no emergencies. Now what do you do? ...more

The family business

My husband wears a lot of different titles: He is the love of my life, a dynamic dad for our son and my best friend. I also like to think of him as my business partner. ...more

I Can't Believe I Never Learned About Frances Perkins

When I am battling insomnia, I most often turn to books to pass the sleepless hours. Yet once in awhile, when I am too tired to read but not able to sleep, I do resort to television. On one such night, I happened upon The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. He had just begun a discussion related to currency, in particular the lack of women featured on US currency. Instead of lulling me to sleep, his words made me sit up in bed and pay attention....more
CheekySkirt Lawrence Perkins was a phenomenal political force! Thanks for reading!more

I am a Feminist and I don't hate men!!

Yes, I know, that may confuse some people.  A great many people think feminists are crazy radical women who don't shave their armpits or legs, and carry on about how men are awful human beings who don't deserve to be alive, and should just be servants to womankind forever.  Or something like that.....First of all, as the mother to two teenaged boys who will someday be men, and a stepmother to a wonderful young adult who is already a man, that is the farthest thing from my mind.  If I hated men, wouldn't I see my sons (i.e. future men) in that light?...more

Showcase More Women in Science

When I was in ninth grade, which was so long ago now it was considered part of “junior high,” I won the science award. I remember sitting in the auditorium with my 300 classmates, all of us packed in like sardines, bored out of my mind. I hated award assemblies. Everyone hated award assemblies. So I wasn’t even paying attention when my name was called. My friend Heather had to shove me while she hissed in my ear, “It’s you, it’s you, go up there!”...more

Who's Holding Women Back at Work? It's Not Men

When women speak up in the workplace, they are viewed in a negative light—that is, when they're not interrupted by men first—according to a new piece in the New York Times....more

Tips for equality in parenting

Describe the workload involved in being a parent. Are you listing out the physical tasks you help your child with (getting dressed, brushing teeth, reading bedtime stories)? Or are you thinking about the mental workout (worrying about them when they are away at camp, remembering their measurements, sizes and all their friend's names) as well? Did you remember to list all those ancillary chores that keep the household running smoothly (laundry, cooking, mowing the yard) and gives them a healthy and safe environment to play?...more

FCKH8: Seriously Adorable

This is the jaw-dropping new promotion by FCKH8; a handful of adorable young girls dropping the “F-bomb” to challenge society’s attitude toward feminism. It certainly uses shock to keep one’s attention, but provides a clear and honest point- what’s more offensive? Little girls saying “f*ck”, or the way women are being treated these days?...more
WTF?! Ok, I admit it, I loved the video. It doesn't bother me that kids are using the 'f-bomb', ...more

Someday We'll Find It

One blog commenter recently challenged me with the phrase “if equality is truly your passion,” and that gave me pause. Is equality my passion, or was the death of Michael Brown just a news story that caught my attention for a few days? It was a fair question to stop and ask myself....more