I'm transfixed by Lena Dunham and her friends on HBO's Girls. These self-absorbed, generally very unlikeable, and deeply flawed girls captivate me. However, as a feminist, as a GenX-er, as a woman whose twenties aren't in that distant in the past, I mostly want to scream at each of the girls,"What are you thinking?"
'Girls' courtesy of HBO
If every parent of cherubic toddlers had a nickel for every time some well-meaning person chuckled and said, "Just wait until they're teenagers!," those parents would still be annoyed, but they'd also be filthy rich. For whatever reason, there is nothing more-seasoned parents love to do to new(ish) parents than warn them that someday, their beautiful babies will be teens -- and the implication is that this is a fate worse than death.
My 12-year-old autistic son Leo was on the black box anti-psychotic medication Risperdal for almost four years. As of this writing, he's been off it for almost four weeks. Will he be okay? I hope so, but I'm not sure. Not yet....more
I’m going to be honest with you guys. I’m really tired of my son.
The level of disrespect and general level of unhappiness is becoming so distressing that I’m barely functioning as his mother. I don’t want to be around him. I don’t want to do anything for him....more
Depression and anxiety during pregnancy leave moms with hard choices. First, we're warned that stress during pregnancy is bad for our babies. Then we're told that medication is bad for our babies. What's a mom to do? Alicia at Born Ready Baby shared her struggle, her choice and opens a discussion about how other moms might approach this difficult choice.
Did you struggle with your kids this morning? How about on Sunday morning? Do you ever feel like you'll never be anywhere, especially church, on time and looking... normal? You're not alone. Gretchen at The Wright Place shares her memories of being a new mom and trying to get to church -- or anywhere. Do you remember being that new mom?
Women made historic gains in the Senate last night: This past session, 17 women served; when the 113th Congress convenes in January, there will be 20 women representing their states in the U.S. Senate. Let's meet our Madame Senators!
Multi-tasking isn't possible. Well, not technically. It's just fast switching between one thing at a time. I get all passionate about this topic which is why I fell in love with this post that gives you five good reasons not to multi-task.
Find out what the new generation of makers, creators and mold-breakers thought of Goldieblox and the American Express #PassionProject, and enter to win a game for the young girl in your life. Read more
We asked 15 bloggers how PAM Cooking Spray helps them spend less time in the kitchen, and more time eating and celebrating with loved ones. Read their tips, tricks and recipes for great holiday cooking with PAM Cooking Spray, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Read more