Bloggers Launch a JCPenney Shop-In To Support Ellen DeGeneres, Tolerance

I interrupt a week of whining about how my life is so hard, what with my son's clashing wardrobe choices and my daughter not phoning me and the croissants jumping into my mouth whenever I stroll by (that post is still in drafts) to rant a little bit about a group of assholes, One Million Moms, who were protesting JC Penney's decision to hire Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson. ...more
I like Ellen too. I would shop at JC Penney's if I weren't in the land of croissants. more

For Family Bonding Fun!

If you’re like most loving moms, you’re always on the lookout for a fun family activity to do with your kids. Here’s my modest proposal to add to your repertoire. One morning last week I was sitting at my desk when suddenly I received a call from the school nurse. I love it when she calls, because it’s almost always good news. “I’m sorry to tell you this, Marinka,” she said, “but your daughter has mice.” “Oh?” I said. How fun! Mice are cute and furry. I love all of God’s creatures, big and small. “I wonder where she got the mice!”...more
Oh yuck. Is it naive to hope this NEVER happens to us and I have three kids almost school age? ...more

Do You Have Time to Say "I'm a Feminist"?

 In this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, Deborah Solomon asks Martha Stewart why she says that she's not a feminist.  Martha replies, "Do we really need to waste time saying, 'I'm a feminist'?"   ...more