We ARE Pregnant: Why Mila Kunis Is Wrong

When Mila Kunis made her rant about men with pregnant mates saying “we are pregnant,” I heard a collective cheer from mothers and mothers-to-be from every end of the universe. And while I understand the difference between being pregnant and being WITH someone who is pregnant, I have to say that I don’t agree. Many men and wives of doting husbands would beg to differ as well. ...more
As a labor and delivery nurse I can't tell you how much I appreciate your point of view. I'm ...more

Daddies becoming Mommies (kind of)

When I was little, I had a stay-at-home Mom. She was home to give me a snack after school, took care of me when I was sick and spent hours devoting time to the PTA and the community to make a better life for us. (Thanks, Mom!) My Dad worked long hours, spent time working on the yard on the weekends and drove us to family functions on the weekends. (Thanks, Dad!)...more

Real Men, Real Dads

I’m certainly nowhere close to being considered a feminazi.  I would never burn my bra.  I like a man to open a door for me and pay for dinner.  I believe in the special importance of being a stay at home mom.  I like men to be men- somewhat rough around the edges, willing to get dirty and sweaty, confident and somewhat just stereotypically masculine.  I don’t buy into the belief that men should be more like a girlfriend.  They aren’t wired like us.  They don’t want to discuss a problem and pick every last detail apart.  They like solutions.  The...more

Why are we qualifying fathers?

My son has a Mom and a Dad. That's it. That's how I want others to think of us - sans adjectives....more

Welcome to dinner: Pass the pancakes

I know I don't reference my Dad a lot in this blog, but that's mostly because I am really good at apologizing to my Mom. (Sorry, Dad.) Although my parents separated when I was little, I have some very nice memories of my Dad. For example, sometimes, he would make us waffles for dinner. It was pretty cool, because waffles are awesome and it added a touch of whimsy to an otherwise regular week day. He'd even put chocolate chips into mine....more

What Happens When Mommy's Not Home...When Daddy is in Charge

What Happens When Mommy’s Not Home? – When Daddy Is In Charge...more

Parenting Wars

Are Dads the Winners in the Mommy Wars?

For as long as I've been a stay-at-home mom -- okay, long before that since I didn't invent motherhood -- there's been the stay-at-home vs. working mom debate. Who was the better mom: the one who fully embraced her domesticity or climbed the corporate ladder? Should women hang up their college degrees or ignore the baby bottles? Clearly those mothers who gave up their jobs and career goals to run around the playground and volunteer with the PTA were a disappointment to all the women who fought and struggled for their equality in the corporate world....more
I think men simply aren't under the same scrutiny as women.  If they go to work, no one accuses ...more

Thirty Things My Dad Taught Me

I come from a long line of cheapskate do it yourselfers who believe in laughing lots and always kissing your loved ones good bye.  My Dad is the rightful heir of many hand-me down tools and life lessons. As one of his four kids I'm the recipient of the hand-me down wisdom that comes with these worn instruments, calloused hands and seasoned heart.Here are some of the things I've learned from the first man who ever loved me....1.  A rope is an apt substitute for a broken belt, for months in fact! ...more