Archive for January 2013

Hadiya Pendleton Is Killed in Chicago Days After Performing at Obama Inauguration

This letter is by my friend and colleague, Tamara Kaldor. Dear Chicago Parents, President Obama, Governor Quinn & Mayor Emanuel, This morning, I awoke to the news that Hadiya Pendleton, a 15 year-old Chicago girl, had been murdered by a spray of bullets in a neighborhood park. Only days earlier, she had performed at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony.... Read more »

Are GMOs Safe? Former Anti-GMO Pioneer Mark Lynas Says Yes

Are GMOs Safe? Former Anti-GMO Pioneer Mark Lynas Says Yes
I have to admit, I’m a little bit late to the GMO (genetically modified organism) debate because, quite frankly, I’m lazy. Well, not only am I lazy, I’m also slightly preoccupied with the new MTV show, Catfish, which I sheepishly admit I started watching even before the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend situation came to light.... Read more »

Beyoncé Lip-Synced at Obama Inauguration: Who the Hell Cares

Beyoncé Lip-Synced at Obama Inauguration: Who the Hell Cares
The true scandal behind Obama’s Inauguration has emerged, and no, it’s not Michelle Obama’s eye roll courtesy of John Boehner or Sasha Obama’s yawn. Word has it that Beyoncé lip-synced all or part of the national anthem. Holy shit. Now I’d like to say that people who are upset about this need to get a life. I mean, really, who cares that... Read more »
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Is Facebook Ruining Your Marriage?

Is Facebook Ruining Your Marriage?
As anyone who has given the ol’ lifelong, monogamous thing a whirl will tell you, marriage is work. It’s not work like my job at a snack bar during the summer before ninth grade, when I’d accidentally drop a hamburger on the floor and then put it back on the bun (five second rule) and serve... Read more »

Elizabeth Banks Says Two Kids Really Make You a Mom

The Internet is hopping today after actor and mom Elizabeth Banks was quoted as saying the following in an interview with PEOPLE Magazine, “You don’t realize how easy one is until you have two. Now I’m really a mom. Oh, I am a mom now! This is for serious — I am responsible for two... Read more »

Moms, Sex and Our Libidos: Do We Have It All Wrong?

It’s been about a month since our last conversation about moms and sex. And in that time I’m sure you’ve been keeping up with our three times a week challenge and having the craziest, wildest, messiest sex of your life with your significant other. Ha. That was funny, right? Here’s what I’ve discovered in the last few... Read more »
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What Obama Can Learn From Kim Kardashian

I know, I should be happy. President Barack Obama is not sexist. He does not have binders full of women. And our country recently elected its greatest number of women senators, 20 to be exact. So why does the news today that Obama’s newly chosen economic advisors and inner circle are dominated by men make so... Read more »

Mom's Big Adventure - Right Along with the Kiddo

I rocked my twenties, big time. During that adventurous decade, I joined the Peace Corps, living abroad for almost four years and sowing my non-royal oats all around Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Then I became a mom and now my passport is a dusty artifact at the bottom of my closet. Recently, though, things... Read more »

A Book Proposal and Another Damn Goodbye

Hello, wonderful friends. No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. And I haven’t abandoned you. In the last two weeks, in addition to stuffing my face with any food that has the word “sugar” listed as one of its top two ingredients, I have been super duper busy putting the finishing touches... Read more »
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