Traditional Gender Roles, Romantic Preferences and Feminism

Originally posted on“My son, he wants a classic woman, but every one these days is a feminist.”...more

Kirsten Dunst, I've Got Your Back

Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it."  But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
I agree--we are blessed to be able to choose how we want to live our life and what we do to ...more

How to Raise a Man

My son is going to be a man of the modern age. At a minimum, he’s going to have to vacuum twice as often as his dad does and four times more than either of his grandfathers ever have. And that may still not be good enough to get him an actual wife, assuming they still have those by the time he’s grown.But what I REALLY want to know is how to raise a baby boy to grow up to FEEL LIKE A MAN?After further research, I discovered that I’m not the only one asking this question....more

There Are No Ten Best Things about Having All Boys, Sorry

Now, look, ScaryMommy, I totally like you, and you are way more successful than me, so before you get any legos stuck up in your Batman undies which could also get in a bunch, let's just talk about whether or not "this gender stuff is real." Because it's not....more

A Cabin of One's Own

Have you noticed us getting up earlier and going to sleep sooner on our cams? That's (partly) because starting September 3rd I'm going to get up early to head over to the cabin we're (good news!) officially renting to do off-cam no-internet work sans distractions. Normally I quickly grow disgusted with a morning-person routine, but now it seems totally different knowing there's a purpose to it. It rained heavily on Thursday....more

Can Any Family Really Be Gender Neutral?

I bought my daughter a My First Purse for Christmas, complete with "lipstick," a mirror, a "cell phone," and keys. A few mornings ago, I watched as her twin brother carried the purse, on his forearm, stashing stray toys from around the living room inside. Cognitively, I knew that he was merely carrying toys in a bag. Cognitively, I knew this was an all-but-perfect solution to his older brother snatching toys from his hands and running away. But emotionally? Emotionally, I was fighting quite a battle. ...more
Ignore the stereotypes and let your children explore and enjoy without constant redirection.  ...more

Curls, Purses and Gender Roles

When my son C. came into the world, he had a dark mullet that reached down to his neck. That mullet has turned into golden curls, longer in the back.So, occasionally, he gets mistaken as a girl.Last weekend, my husband A. took C. to a cafe after spending the morning feeding carrots to wild horses."So, I sat C. facing two older women, because, you know, they love babies," he told me later. "And they did love it, but one of them -- who was honestly probably 90 -- kept referring to C. as a girl."A. looked at me like the woman had lost her bananas....more

"Taylor Swift Hates Men": What Happens When We Tell Women Their Voices Don't Count

Friday nights are a sacred space.I enjoy coming home to do my laundry, tidy up my room…and shamelessly sing off pitched lyrics to ditties that are oddly reminiscent of my high school freshman diary while I simultaneously dance around in my running spankies and jump on top of my bed. Friday night is Taylor Swift ‘n Sing Karaoke Clean-up Nights.  Please knock before you enter....more
I am so glad to see this article. Here is a link to more info about Vistain's Case. ...more