Feminism

The rise of everyday resistance

February 22, 2017

In the rhetoric and imaginations of the the right, those protesting the new administration are “radicals”. Trash can arsonists. Spray paint thugs. Ugly, mannish women and their criminal counterparts who are all insane with rage. Add the implied “scary brown people and ‘others’” to that list of false critique and the right’s got itself a villain. […]


Have the guts to quit (I didn’t)

September 23, 2016

“Get a cleaning lady.” My last client was a banana blonde Miss Cleo, psychically peering into my internal struggle, of which I had mentioned nothing. I laughed. “How did you know my house was a wreck?” “You’re a mom and you work. That’s been my life for 19 years. I only had one baby, but I […]


My nanny left my kids in a hot car – why I didn’t press charges

February 13, 2016

I never hear from my nanny during the day. On the first day of a new extracurricular class, she might text a pic of the kids in their leotards, or call if one of the kids is truly sick, but we don’t really chat during business hours. So I knew something was up when she […]


I realized how hard staying home is when I went back to work

October 3, 2015

I was reluctant to go back to work after being home for eight years. I was scared to leave my comfy four walls and afraid the world out there had changed too much in the years I had been home. The last time I punched a time clock, My Space was the rage there was […]


Sorry, Anne Lamott, you are wrong about Mother’s Day

May 9, 2015

Anne Lamott can stop. She wrote a big old diatribe about Mother’s Day yesterday with two basic points: motherhood isn’t special and we should include all women on this day. Normally the more inclusive route is the high road, but let’s take a closer look. “Mother’s Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of […]


How your handbag can kill your career

March 24, 2015

I read an interesting article the other day about how women have to earn the right to wear expensive jewelry in the office. I’d love to be all, OMG SEXISM! (because who questions a man’s ability to afford an accessory) but it’s actually on point. The thinking goes something like, if a woman flaunts items that […]


Why the “parent report card” is complete BS

March 17, 2015

Recently Today encouraged parents to hand their kids a “parent report card” churned out by some mommy site, you know, so we can get our “grade” – as if any parent who is going to do this activity is someone who really needs their parenting evaluated. Like a child abuser with DCFS on their tail is […]


I did not refinish this desk so my daughter could find a rich husband [PICS]

February 17, 2015

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February 13, 2015

The curious sexism of crafting When moms put enormous effort into something domestic – creating fabulous living spaces, dressing or looking amazing  or making bento box lunches for their kids, it’s okay. Wait. It’s expected. That time and money is somehow well spent and means we love our families more. But find a mom who […]