Ain’t I A Voting Woman?

  After the world went absolutely crazy last week, I was reminded with the return of ads and debates that there is a special election here in Massachusetts. We have a primary here next week, and I must say, the field on both sides is rather bleak.  I’m a registered Democrat, and the two candidates…

Privileged White Women in The Mommy Wars: Thanks for Playing

Photo Credit: Time Magazine Really, Sheryl Sandberg? If I “lean in” a little more, I’ll get ahead? I’ll be able to make millions of dollars, like you? Work for my brother’s company and make my own hours and write a book and still get home for dinner every night to provide my perfect family their…

Ain’t I Worth Saving?

It’s International Women’s Day. I’m sitting here thinking about the state of things. Yesterday, the President signed the Violence Against Women’s Act, with much fanfare and flourish, and I watched it live with happiness. I am blessed to be a woman who has not been physically abused by a partner, but the statistics about domestic violence…

Mothering with High Expectations

Photo Credit: National Geographic I’m back. It’s the end of the week and posting has been spotty, but I’m back! This week was off the chain. Playgroup on Monday, interview with a preschool on Tuesday. On Wednesday, I dropped Ursa Major off at playgroup, went to the grocery store with Ursa Minor, dropped off the…

Spheres of Influence or A House Divided (stands just fine)

Photo Credit: Riot of Passage I’m a feminist who is a house wife. Live with it. Or bite me. I’d rather you just live with it. I have a master’s degree from one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, I had a great career before I got pregnant, I was the breadwinner in the…

Why is it so hard to make Mom friends?

What is up with mom culture? I really don’t get it. I feel like we are in the same boat: Someone needs our attention from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed (and often times, even after that!). No day is the same, though there is a guarantee that something…