Archive for April 2013

Your Nanny Lets Your Kid Eat Dirt: Facebook & The Mommy Wars

For better or worse, I’m on Facebook a lot throughout the day. And while I’m no social scientist, I’ve noticed that ever since Sheryl Sandberg’s book came out, many women I know, love and admire are engaging in keyboard-to-keyboard Mommy War combat. Here are two typical conversations: Convo #1 Convo #2 As I observe battles like... Read more »

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev & the Boston Marathon Bombings: Did She Know?

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev & the Boston Marathon Bombings: Did She Know?
It’s been over a week since the bombings at the Boston Marathon, and I can’t stop googling one name: Katherine Russell, the widow of suspected terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev. I’m searching for information about this young woman because I’m eager to know what, if anything, she knew about her husband’s activities leading up to April 15.... Read more »

Are You Raising a Good Girl Or a Badass, And Which Is Better?

Finally! After weeks of trying to coordinate, I was about to Skype with one of my best pals. She lives in New York, I’m in Chicago and I’ve been missing her tons these days. I couldn’t wait to catch up, even though I was a little concerned about our kids being around while we chatted.... Read more »
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Gabrielle Reece Says She's Submissive to Her Husband. Ew.

Gabrielle Reece may have been a powerhouse on the volleyball court but her personal life, particularly her marriage, is a whole other story. As the wife of legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, Reece has come out recently to declare that women should be “submissive” when it comes to their men. “To truly be feminine means being soft,... Read more »

Best 4 Excuses, I Mean Reasons, to Get Out of Sex With Your Spouse

Do you remember those hot and steamy nights before marriage and parenthood, when you’d count the seconds before your next romp in the sack? At meetings during the day, you’d smile politely and pretend to follow the conversation as your mind flickered back to the pleasures you’d enjoyed the evening before. Dinners, movies and even... Read more »

Moms, Careers and How We Measure Success (and Failure)

I’m throwing in the towel, waving the white flag, and acknowledging that life is totally kicking my ass these days. Here’s why: 1. Salt and sugar detox About four weeks ago, I decided that I would remove salty snacks and sugary desserts from my diet. I did this because A. I apparently have masochist tendencies... Read more »
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