The problem with Indira Nooyi's (PepsiCo's CEO) interview about dealing with the guilt of parenthood

The recent interview by Indira Nooyi, Pepsico CEO, and the thirteenth most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes, has been doing the rounds of social media lately. In the frank and honest interview, Nooyi talks about how she deals with parental guilt and how 'women can't have it all'. While I do appluad her for sharing her experience in an honest and non sugar coated manner, I have an issue with the message.  Her experience about her mother shaming Nooyi for not being the perfect mother and her subsequent guilt seems to send out a regressive message....more

Why It Is NEVER All Right to Call Someone a "F-ing Terrorist"

My husband and I recently took our daughter and a dozen of her friends to the movies. It was a children’s movie matinée. Our group took up an entire row in the theatre, and so I sat right in front of the kids. A few minutes before the show began, a visible minority family walked in and sat next to me, one seat down. The lights dimmed and the previews started. We were off to a great start. The kids sat behind us munching on their popcorn, slurping their drinks, eager to see the movie start....more
Fariha, your message is so important and yet so hard to transmit.  Because it is evil people (I ...more

White Baby, Black Doll

I remember when Punkgirl was little, and she loved baby dolls more than any other toy in the store. She had about 100 baby dolls over the years, each with their own name and story. Some of them were hideous...I remember one that used to shake like a crack addict and fall down. I'm pretty sure we even called it "crack baby" (not in front of her, of course.)....more

AUTHOR TO AUTHOR - loves diversity.

Did you know that 75% of my mystery readers are women?  The majority are 35-44 years old. AUTHOR TO AUTHOR - has inspired many of you to leave comments here, on and on Facebook.  I welcome the opportunity to hear from you, so please keep those comments coming  on   With your busy lives, where do you find the time? ...more

Where My Girls At???

The philosophy of pursuitology is to change recruiting from the inside out. It is not enough to want diverse employees, you have to change your perspective on how you look at diversity and inclusion....more

Kids~ Diversity and Acceptance

This is a little tricky to discuss on Social Media, but I need the feedback of other parents....more