Do you ever wonder of all of the things you do with your children, which of them will matter to your family in the long run? Which experiences will truly help them, and which memories will sustain them? Summer makes me think a lot about when my sons were little. I really miss the days MORE »
The world conspired to make me read The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers, by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. I won a signed copy of the book at a conference, and I was delighted because I love The Beekman Boys’ blog and had rooted for them in The Amazing Race. I was delighted in concept, I MORE »
There is a special word that has been buoying me since hearing it read when the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. Like so many others, I burst into tears as soon as the word “unconstitutional” was published on the SCOTUS Blog on Decision Day. At it’s most simple MORE »
I was in sort of a funk when I clicked on a link this morning, and NPH’s opening number for the 2013 Tony Awards changed everything. So fabulous! Can you believe the choreography, the energy and the sheer skill and athleticism Neil Patrick Harris possesses? Is anyone more talented or charming? I defy you to MORE »
June is an exciting time for most school children. The pressure of the school year dissipates in that one glorious moment of caps in the air, or maybe simply the flutter of notebook paper and handouts set free in summer breezes from the back of the bus or from backpack parades. Freedom is wild and MORE »
I watched the pilot episode for The Fosters and really loved it. I think it's compelling television that is exploring interesting characters, and I'm in. But is it believable? Are lesbian moms really like Lena and Stef?
A few weeks ago when that article that trivialized mom bloggers came out I rolled my eyes, but I was too busy with, you know, mom blogger projects to think much of it. May is crunch time for the Listen to Your Mother Show (LTYM) which this year coordinated 24 local shows giving Mother’s Day MORE »
Finally. A television mom like me! I am so excited to see The Fosters hit primetime.
We can talk about supporting marriage equality and gay acceptance all we want, but LGBT teens still struggle with all sorts of bullying, homelessness and other issues related to oppression. Even legal issues. A Florida crisis case right now illustrates the precariousness of being an LGBT teen in a frightening way. A high school student MORE »
When you are concerned about deeply entrenched social problems, it can feel overwhelming. One person, what can one person (who is not resourced like Bill Gates or Bono) really do? I remember when I worked for a domestic violence shelter I went to a party where I realized my friends were advocates and social workers MORE »
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