When a Working Mom Fails

This isn’t meant to be a pity party or a way to solicit “but you’re such a good mom” sympathy.  It’s meant to be a recognition of the fact that I can be doing some things better as a mom—and specifically that I failed my kid recently because I let work get in the way.  […] Read more…

Doing my Part for the #MeToo Movement by Raising my Sons to Respect Women

I was raised by hippie parents.  And by hippie I don’t mean fun-loving, pot-smoking, free-loving flower children.  Mine were more of the hard-core, politically-active, change-the-world variety.  Growing up, my parents taught me that I was capable of doing anything I set my mind to do.  It wasn’t until later in life that I learned the […] Read more…

Making Marriage Work Through the Tough Times

When my husband and I were newlyweds we lived in a neighborhood filled with other young couples and starter families.  One weekend afternoon I went to the local home improvement store with one of the neighbors who was also recently married to her husband.  On the drive to the store we shared our stories of […] Read more…

Surviving Middle School

Arizona State University published a study in 2016 that identified the most stressed out parents as those who have middle school aged children.  The findings surprised the researchers who had thought that infancy would naturally be the most stressful time of parenting.  What they discovered is that parents with middle school aged children are by […] Read more…

Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment

My story about being sexually harassed is one of my funniest.  Of course, it’s been heavily edited and refined over the years.  Since my early twenties I’ve managed to whittle away all the scary anxiety-provoking parts until it was boiled down to something resembling a scene out of a nineteen-fifties comedy; slightly inappropriate yet humorous. […] Read more…

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