So Little, So Late . . .

   Long day, too tired to find the stats. I fit in there, somewhere.   Facts:  ...more

Men vs. Women on Multi-tasking

Ah, the eternal debate - who is better at multi-tasking....men or women? I know how most of us would answer - hands down WOMEN! Why? Because we (the collective "we" of course) honestly feel we are more capable of doing multiple things at once. And not just doing them, but doing them well! But ask almost any man and they would tend to disagree. Go ahead, ask your husband....I'll wait. (Insert Jeopardy music.......) Did he disagree with you?...more
Im a male and can multi-task. I help my girlfriend all the time with chores and cooking, And My ...more

From Happy Days to Hoarders: What Do You Think of What Your Teens Watch?

BlogHer's Shannon wrote an insightful post looking into preschool television shows back in January. But what about television that tweens and teens watch? Television that you and I watch (or will watch someday) with our kids? I'm not talking about individual shows, I'm talking about television in general. With a gazillion channels to choose from and DVRs abounding, one can certain insulate against undesirable shows easily. But what about our kids? ...more

I like a couple of the shows my kid watches -- Phineas & Ferb and Wizards of Waverly ...more

Did Jon & Kate Split Because of Race?

Okay, this is one of those posts that even moi - race baiter that I am - is on the fence. Like everyone and their dog, I have actually....willingly turned the channel to Entertainment Tonight to watch the real-life soap opera of the Jon & Kate + 8 saga. Unlike probably many women, whom undoubtedly feel sympathy for a middle-class single mother with 8 kids, I actually side with Jon. ...more

See, I just don't think it's a matter of the gender roles being off.  Allowing your ...more

À AIMER: The Joys of Getting Sick in France, Part Four

 Today the Washington Post reported that the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill, if passed, "would require people to buy insurance or face penalties ranging up to $1,900, to be assessed on their income tax returns."...more

Empty Nest: Where is that Friggin' Bird?

This last Sunday marked the 1st time my Monkey has made it through a full night with the Bio in his entire life...that is to say without me being there.I spent the entire evening watching Pawn Stars with my Dad and eating more pasta than a small Italian city. I thought about calling one of my two local friends and then made a concerted effort to mourn the change with my Dad....more

Children Hurt

This is a rare occurrence people, but the Dubious One is going to be quite serious for a minute. A lot of things have been going on in dubious land this past year and for just a moment, I've decided to go outside my totally self-absorbed bubble to ponder how these things all relate. I actually do ponder quite a bit but it's usually about things like boxed wine or bottled wine, Dancing With The Stars over Discovery Channel or truly significant things like whether or not I should get a Chihuahua. So this departure is deep for me....more

Co-Creative Parenting

Wow! I'm a guardian!

By Billie Brown ...more

Feminism and the Immersed Parent

It sounds strange to some people when I say I’m a feminist. To them all feminists have one thing in common: fem-ness. But feminism is a to-philosophy rather than a from-philosophy: it aims toward parity and equality rather than emerging from inherent traits. In fact, it is a from-philosophy that feminism is a reaction against: the philosophy that biological differences are relevant in non-biological spheres. ...more

There is no claim in this piece or in any comment I've left anywhere (that I can think of) ...more