My Run for Office: Why Call It a State House When So Few Mothers Are In It?

I had expected February to be another month of juggling book promotions for my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, not to mention college applications for my oldest son, but instead, I spent the better part of the month running for the Hawaii State Legislature....more
Thanks, jessc_traveler -- will definitely check it out!  We need to acknowledge that there are ...more

When Dads Care for Babies, Their Brains Actually Change

The deeper I get into mothers' rights work, the more often I end up thinking about men and fathers. While there is no dispute that women, even now, do much more of the caregiving and homemaking than men, men's lives have changed both at home and at work as a result of women's leaps in education and employment outside the home. Changes in the activity of one gender are necessarily going to be felt, one way or another, by the other....more
Good information. I had to laugh when I read the highlighted text; I MissUnderstood the title ...more

How to Deal With Your Midlife Crisis

When you hear about someone going through a midlife crisis, you usually think of that stereotypical scenario of some guy in his forties impulsively buying a sports car and dumping his wife for a younger woman. ...more
CharmaineOdusina Thanks so much for sharing, I have so much to look forward to later on!more

Why You Should Join Us for #RockTheRedPump on March 10

It's March, which means it's time to put away your fuzzy boots and knock the dust off your red pumps for Luvvie Ajayi, the blogger behind Awesomely Luvvie and the co-founder of The Red Pump Project....more

Women Who Brought About Change: Jeanette Rankin

March is Women's History Month and in honor of the occasion, The Lawyer and the Chef have decided to briefly profile some inspirational women who helped effect change in the U.S. The first profile is of Jeanette Rankin....more

Yes, Feminists Can Be Housewives, Can We Let Them Already?

  One of the pettiest, silliest, most outdated arguments I hear among feminists is this one: ...more
Interesting read! There's no cookie-cutter feminist type, so no matter our background or life ...more

Bloggers Don't Have to Pretend to Be Superwoman

This is a story about unfortunate choices made for unfortunate reasons. Both the choices and the reasons matter less than the forces that underlie them. A well-known book blogger took her site offline at the beginning of 2015 after a confrontation over reviews that she had plagiarized from other blogs and media websites. Nearly two months later, she published an apology and attempted to explain her actions. ...more
I read this as a cautionary tale.  I am a new blogger, and sometimes overwhelmed by the enormity ...more

My Run for Office: Why Call It a State House When So Few Mothers Are In It?

I had expected February to be another month of juggling book promotions for my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, not to mention college applications for my oldest son, but instead, I spent the better part of the month running for the Hawaii State Legislature....more
Thanks, jessc_traveler -- will definitely check it out!  We need to acknowledge that there are ...more

Where does the f!@#ing anger come from?

photo by sanickelsThis sentence has become somewhat of a motto to my husband Rob and I. It began at a fundraiser to end violence against women we attended about a year ago....more

The "Welfare Queen"....a myth about Black Women

Over the years I have commonly heard people (particularly white people)  talk about how black people abuse the welfare system and don't  want to work, but just want to stay home and collect welfare.  Oftentimes they talk about the young black mother who has lots of kids from different fathers and keep having babies so they don't have to work and can just collect the welfare and food stamp money.  Many times these same people will talk about how immigrants are taking jobs away from americans (I guess from white americans)....more

Remembering Mary Ellen Pleasant

Mary Ellen Pleasant...more

One Aging Woman Who Will Not Be Made Irrelevant

Let's face it, we are all aging, and no matter where you are in the process you may be feeling that you are becoming irrelevant. I have noticed that the more I age, the more I am pushed aside by society. It is as if only the younger generation are relevant. Advertisers target the 19 to 39 year olds. They want their money. The workforce forces out older workers. Television shows cater to younger viewers. I want to stand out in the middle of the street and yell I may be aging, but I will not be made irrelevant....more