My Take on Elizabeth Wurtzel and Lipstick Feminism

Elizabeth Wurtzel has a recent piece in The Atlantic that is causing a fuss among women. Briefly, it deals with the volatile subject of beauty and aging, but also makes some eyebrow-lifting statements about feminism. Lauren McKenna at the blog Apt. 11D has some smart observations about the debate.--Mona ...more
Hmmm... we find what works for us in various places. There is a discussion to be had on ...more

Do We Use Our Kids As An Excuse? (Are You Sure?)

[As a general rule, moms are overscheduled and overtired, just trying to get through a week of family dinners and homework in hopes of getting some fun family time on the weekend. But one BlogHer blogger says that having a family means we can say "No": No to parties we don't want to attend, no to family events we can't make because of Joey's soccer game, no to fundraisers, bat mitzvahs, group picnics, you name it. Because we can blame it all on our busy family schedule, writes Eleonore at her blog celebrating no-husband, no-kids adulthood. Do you think this is true? (As for me personally, her post made me think I might not be taking advantage of this excuse nearly enough!) -- Stacy]...more
Childless, or not, I don't think anyone should feel obligated to lie to get out of things if ...more