I Want My Daughter To Feel The Mean Girl Hurt

Last night as I was tucking my nine-year-old daughter into bed after a long day for both of us, she reached up put her arms around my neck and asked me to crawl into bed with her so we could snuggle and talk. When I crawled in next to her she snuggled as close as she possibly could and when she couldn’t get any closer she opened her eyes just long enough to get my attention and said, “Something happened at school today."...more
This is genius. You found the teachable moment and did right by your daughter. She's too young ... more

Maggie Goes on a Diet: Does a Four-Year-Old Girl Need a Book About Losing Weight?

As if our girls don't have enough messages flying at them about their size and shape and how it contributes to their worthiness, there's now a diet book being marketed for girls as young as four. FOUR. Obviously, some controversy surrounds the book, Maggie Goes on a Diet. SAHM Answers tackles the subject and asks what your thoughts are... so share them. I bet you have some! ...more
If a four year old is overweight, I would think that's an issue for her parents to deal with. An ... more

(Interview) Log Cabin Republicans: Obama's Playing Politics With LGBT Families

Just moments after President Barack Obama made the Twittersphere explode over his announcement in support of marriage equality on ABC, the three-decade-old Log Cabin Republicans sent out this tweet:...more
It's not "playing" politics if several issues tied to quality of life for gay Americans are ... more

Romney’s Not Perfect – But He’s Not The Monster Some Gays Imagine

I knew what we were in for when Log Cabin Republicans made the decision to issue a qualified endorsement in favor of Mitt Romney for president. Congressman Barney Frank gave us a taste of it this summer, turning abusing gay Republicans into his personal crusade since the Democratic National Convention, with many liberals eager to take up his battle cry of “Uncle Tom.”...more
He's not a monster? Gee--what a ringing endorsement. That's what I'm looking for in a candidate: ... 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
@bellejarblog  @fat girl blogger I'm very proud of what you did. I think it's huge. more

Mitt Buys Surrogate With Abortion Clause, But No Backbone

Mittens may be richer than your average bear, but if the past two weeks of lackluster campaign coverage have taught us anything, it's backbones are hard to come by -- even for men with friends in high places....more
This isn't the first time a Republican candidate advocated choice for his own family but no ... 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
@fat girl blogger You know--it always seems absurd to me when people try to shout down a line of ... 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
It really is embarrassing that so many of us don't understand our own history, especially our ... more

The Problem With Geisha, Pow-Wow or… Slave Fashion

If fashion trends are a reflection on what’s going on society, what does this fall’s bumper crop of designs rooted in racial stereotypes say about us? ...more
It's amazing how stereotypes linger in our culture. And just when you may have thought the next ... more

How Staying at Home Saved My Marriage

I'm going to go ahead and say something heretical. Something very antiquated and anti-feminist. Something that might make Betty Friedan turn angrily in her grave. You ready? Here I go: Staying at home with my kids has been good for my marriage....more
What you wrote is not at all heretical to feminists (or to anyone); nor would it make Betty ... more