Sex & the Single Woman: Oh Ye Barren Career Woman

Is it just me, or can a single woman not open the paper anymore without reading one of these haunting headlines:“Seduced by stories of stars giving birth later and IVF myths, career-obsessed Lucy believed children and love could wait.” ...more

On What a Man Wants

The other day I was sitting at my desk when the phone rang. I knew instantly it was a wrong number. But, by the time I said the name of the company, the man on the other line perked up. After 25 minutes of discussing the pros and cons of online dating, the caller posed a question that I think only single women can answer. ...more

Matt Logelin Family Charity Gift Registry

Over the last 7+ months countless friends, family members and complete strangers have helped me deal with the loss of my wife, Liz, 27 hours after she gave birth to our daughter, Madeline. I never imagined that I would find such a tremendous support system by simply writing about my experiences on my blog We've been lucky enough to have been given enough toys, clothing, formula, diapers, etc. to quite literally, fill our house from floor to ceiling. ...more

Working Moms Now Have an Advocate in the White House

If this New York Times article is correct, working mothers will now truly have a friend looking out for their best interests in the country's new presidential administration: Michelle Obama. To quote the Times: "As first lady, Mrs. Obama has said, she plans to make herself an advocate for working parents, particularly military families, urging better access to child care for all. Trying to juggle public duties with two young children, she will be a living illustration of the very issue she describes. ...more

I have been severly castigated by friends as one being a traitor to their gender for not ...more

Election 2008: The Final Daze

No matter who you're supporting in this presidential election-John McCain, Republican; Barack Obama, Democrat; Bob Barr, Libertarian; Cynthia McKiney, Green; or Ralph Nader, Nader Forever-there is one thing we can all agree on, one more day and it will all be over. Lately I've been feeling much like the Grinch, who If you remember, grew so impatient with all the noise down in Whoville that he wanted to stop Christma s from coming. ...more

Palin-oscopy: Examining Why Sassy Sarah Hits All Our Hot Buttons

Dick Cheney was a self-serving Oilcon flunky. Dan Quayle was a lightweight imbecile. Despite what has preceded her,  Sarah Palin will still go down in history as the most ill-conceived veep nominee in history. And that’s a shame for women, and the rights they strive for: in regard to healthcare,  Social Security, civil, and of course reproductive. ...more

SMW’s Snarky 7: Things a Woman Wants to Say When She Runs Into her Ex and His New Girlfriend

1. “I thought you said you were going back with your wife! Didn’t that happen?” 2. “Little Cialis and little Levitra miss their daddy. Will you be coming around this weekend?"  And more. Click here... ...more

Sarah Palin: The Audacity of Gall

Sarah Palin has the audacity of gall. She portends to represent the Joe Sixpacks of the country. But apparently no bubbas were in her entourage as she strolled through Saks, Neiman-Marcus (a.k.a Needless Mark-Up), Bloomies, Macy’s and ...more

A Barack Obama Presidency: Standing on the Doorstep of History

As election day draws near there is a growing Obama buzz in the air. Of course that's here in a state that's so solidly blue it's hard, at least here on the west coast,to find even a hint of red. The media, of course, loathe to see any potential viewers turning off the pundits when there is still 14 days of advertising inventory to be sold. So they are busy ginning up every possible angle to keep you from walking away from the television and perhaps enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon. ...more

Christopher Buckley Endorses Obama: Welcome to the Other Side

For years now, I've had a love affair with the Right Wing satirist and novelist, Christopher Buckley. Unfortunately, it's one-sided and only cerebral: I'm hooked on his books. ...more

He's a joy to read. Seriously, watching him, though trying to (excuse the overplayed phrase) ...more