demi moore

October 19, 2012


I admit it. Though I don’t like to, I read the article about Demi and Ashton and I read the whole thing. I read about all the messiness of their life and I wondered how I was sitting at the orthodontist waiting for my children to get more metal put inside their mouths when I […]

Posted in: Marriage

Girl Friendships: I Love Her. I Love Her Not.

October 14, 2011


mean girls

(Image Source / Corbis) My best friend Liz and I had one fight when we were seniors in high school. I caught her crinkling her nose about something I said. And so I teased her. She didn’t like that. I believe I taunted her a bit. She didn’t like that either. Outside, we screamed at […]

Posted in: Friendships, Girls, Teens

Getting the Job Done: Women and Work Life

October 12, 2011


Women are good at compartmentalizing, juggling, balancing and yeah, bringing home the bacon. Well, some women. I have orange sticky notes all over my desk outlining each day otherwise I’d stop somewhere after walking my dog, Orli. Actually, after walking Orli and drinking crazy strong tea with Gail. See, it seems to me that after Gail […]

Sex After Pregnancy: AKA My Postpartum Booty Call

October 10, 2011


postpartum-sex after pregnancy

Guest Post By Andrea Chisholm I will never forget the sloppy red crayon heart drawn around the date of my six-week postpartum visit. Did he really think I was looking forward to “medical clearance”  for the bedroom? Wasn’t he there in the delivery room? Hadn’t he witnessed the destruction? Why hadn’t he given any of […]

Posted in: Baby, Marriage, Relationships, Sex

Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law: What Happened To Putting Children First?

October 7, 2011


Alabama's anti-immigration laws are affecting children

In Montgomery, Alabama, 231 Hispanic children were absent last Thursday, the day the state’s new anti-immigration law took effect. Last week, Alabama was awarded the dubious honor of being the first state in US history to request documentation of citizenship when enrolling children in school. I’m not purporting to understand the ends and outs of […]

Posted in: Kids, Politics

Occupy Wall Street: This is Everyone’s Issue

October 5, 2011


occupy wall street child

I was out to dinner the other night with some women–one I had never met. She was an interesting woman. Vivacious. Outspoken. A yoga teacher. Honest about the difficulties of parenting. But she said something to me that I found disturbing. “You grew up on the east coast.  You know nothing about what it’s like […]

Posted in: Politics