A Mother’s Duty to End Racism

Like every mother I spent most of my boys’ young lives teaching them that hitting is wrong.  Having two sons that lesson had to be reinforced often.  Like real often.  But then in elementary school something changed.  The stories I had heard about bullying now suddenly were actually happening to my friend’s children.  Nasty, scary […] Read more…

Lessons Learned From My (Spoiler Alert:  Mostly Disastrous) Three Weeks without my Children

I need to confess that I am that mom who hasn’t left her children with sitters for longer than one night in order to have a romantic overnight alone with her husband.  I also need to confess that I preach regularly about putting your relationship with your spouse in a priority position because someday, God […] Read more…

New Poll Shows Opposite Sex Interpersonal Skills Haven’t Developed Past the Middle School Dance Level

When I read the findings of a poll published in this week’s New York Times I felt like perhaps the Morning Consult, the firm that had conducted the poll, had inadvertently surveyed the citizens of Saudi Arabia rather than the good ‘ole US of A. The poll showed without a doubt that adults do not […] Read more…

Working Mommy Rehab

As a working mother I never really unplug.  Like ever.  On work trips I’m still figuring out who is picking up the boys from practice.  On “vacations” I schlep along my laptop so that I don’t get too far behind on emails (I tell myself it’s better to take an hour a day of vacation […] Read more…

The Importance of Recognizing and Owning Your Power

Death-defying roller coasters, swimming with sharks, skydiving, running with the bulls of Pamplona:  child’s play.  All of them.  When compared with a woman figuring out—maybe for the first time in her life—how powerful she really is nothing even comes close to that thrill.  I know because I’ve seen it happen. As women, being a good […] Read more…

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