Susan Sarandon Doesn’t Consider Herself a Feminist. Do You?

When did feminism become such a bad word? Susan Sarandon, known for playing tough broads such as a take-no-prisoners waitress in Thelma and Louise, was recently asked by a reporter from The Guardian whether she calls herself a feminist. Her lack of enthusiasm for the term says it all: ...more
I think getting us to argue about whether we are or are not feminists is an excellent way to ... more

4th Grade is Too Late To Start a Sport. Seriously?!

My son Josh signed up to play Pony League baseball in fourth grade.  His best friend from church, Sammy, talked him into it.  Sammy, a very athletic child, had already been playing baseball for a few seasons.  Josh, on the other hand, was brand new to the game.  It quickly became apparent that at age 9, it was much too late to start a new sport....more
It really is crazy.  When I was in 8th and 9th grade, I played volleyball on my school team.  We ... more

Manifest Destiny: Gap, What Were You Thinking?

Full disclosure: I like The Gap. Honestly, I do. Since Theo’s birth, I’ve spent a significant portion of my time (and income) in Gap Kids, cooing over pint-sized button-down shirts, cunning little sweater vests and pastel onesies sporting adorably clever graphics. I’ve even written here before about how impressed I was that they were selling pink and purple clothing in the boys’ department....more
A friend of mine wrote The Gap with a complaint about this t-shirt a few days ago, and this ... more

No, I Won't Helicopter Parent My Teen's Love Life!

They are almost 17 -- and I suggest we stay out of it. This is the comment I made to a friend and mom of my daughter's boyfriend when she called me this weekend under the guise of a real estate question that really morphed in to a "is my son going out with your daughter, again?" question....more
You're not crazy--you're a parent who trusts her kid and understands that teenagers have to ... more

Do You Answer Your Tween's Sex Questions?

I was at a neighborhood cookout over the weekend, and ended up in the kitchen with a bunch of moms. We all had kids in the pre-teen and under range, and as moms are wont to do, we were swapping stories and laughing at our kids and ourselves. ...more
I couldn't agree with you more.  I've been answering these kinds of questions since my older ... more

BlogHer At Home Giveaway #3: More Swag Bags and a BlogHer13 Pass

Are you having fun, BlogHer-at-Homers?I know I am. We love, love, love your participation in BlogHer at Home, and can't wait to keep hearing from you as we wrap up the conference. We hope that your participation will expand your view of the BlogHer Conference experience, content, and community. We also hope that have been making connections with each other -- sharing your blogs, your Twitter experience, and whatever other platforms are important to you. (Instagram, anyone? Let's see those shoes....more
I love BlogHer Food and would really enjoy having the chance to attend the bigger BlogHer ... more

Sonia Kashuk at Target, Beauty for Every Woman

In 1999 the Sonia Kashuk beauty brand was born in partnership with Target stores. At around the very same time, while wandering around Target one day, I found a perfect little eyeshadow brush and, because it was so pretty, I bought it. It was a Sonia Kashuk product, and it was the first eyeshadow brush I bought that didn't come free with an eyeshadow compact. I remember feeling very professional about having purchased it. Though I don't use it daily, I still have the eyeshadow brush - over 10 years later, and I am now well aware of the "luxury at mass" brand that is Sonia Kashuk....more

Sonia Kashuk at Target, Beauty for Every Woman

In 1999 the Sonia Kashuk beauty brand was born in partnership with Target stores. At around the very same time, while wandering around Target one day, I found a perfect little eyeshadow brush and, because it was so pretty, I bought it. It was a Sonia Kashuk product, and it was the first eyeshadow brush I bought that didn't come free with an eyeshadow compact. I remember feeling very professional about having purchased it. Though I don't use it daily, I still have the eyeshadow brush - over 10 years later, and I am now well aware of the "luxury at mass" brand that is Sonia Kashuk....more
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Sonia Kashuk at Target, Beauty for Every Woman

In 1999 the Sonia Kashuk beauty brand was born in partnership with Target stores. At around the very same time, while wandering around Target one day, I found a perfect little eyeshadow brush and, because it was so pretty, I bought it. It was a Sonia Kashuk product, and it was the first eyeshadow brush I bought that didn't come free with an eyeshadow compact. I remember feeling very professional about having purchased it. Though I don't use it daily, I still have the eyeshadow brush - over 10 years later, and I am now well aware of the "luxury at mass" brand that is Sonia Kashuk....more
I love Sonia Kashuk lipsticks--I've never found colors I like as well, and they always go on ... more

Help! How Do I Toughen Up My Sensitive Son?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I have 2 boys -- a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old. My 3-year-old was born sensitive, extremely sensitive. He spends 60% of his day crying and whining. It grates on my and my husband’s nerves. Even my 6-year-old is like, "get over it."...more
I have a son and a daughter.  No one has *ever* told me that I need to toughen up my daughter, ... more