Lessons in Obesity: Our Kids, Chris Christie and Melissa McCarthy

October 5, 2011


SNL Melissa McCarthy

Living in the east coast bubble, I often say that I my kids are immune to childhood obesity. What obesity? My kid is a rail. His friends are rails. They’re over-scheduled and neurotic, yes. Obese, no. (Okay, that’s not totally true, according to the “How Obesity Threatens America Report, 2011″ New Jersey runs around the […]

Friendships: Women Don’t Tell Each Other Everything, Do We?

October 3, 2011


women friendships

In the past week, I realized that there are two subjects that are taboo among women. 1. Admitting that you have a hard time making friends. 2. Admitting that you’ve been dumped by a friend. Last week, my story “Why Do Moms Have a Hard Time Making Friends?” ran on the Huffington Post. We were […]

Homework: Why Bother?

September 30, 2011


I have a soft spot for slackers, they are individualists. But as a mother, I’m stumped. I have one slacker and one perfectionist. (This summer my slacker was in a bike accident–he’s fine now–which I wrote about here and here.) My slacker was born a few weeks late, my perfectionist on time- the exact calculated time […]

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Birth Order And Personality–I’m The Oldest Child & What Does It Mean?

September 27, 2011


birth order siblings

I have one sibling. He’s about a year and a half younger than me. When we were younger, I was the dominant older sister. Peirced his ear. Told him he was adopted. Made him eat goop. All that shit. As we’ve gotten older, the roles between us have shifted. We give each other advice. We […]

Ask Miri: My Husband Lied and My Anxiety Is Killing Me

September 26, 2011


my husband is cheating

Dear Miri, I’m glad I found this blog.  I hope you can shed some honest light for me and perhaps help me with a problem.  I’m a married 30-something with 2 kids.  Pretty cliché life right now, working full-time, running kids around, very busy, etc.  My husband and I got married when I was pregnant […]

2 Videos We Love: Grandparents Dirty Talk & Geena Davis Talks Gender Images

September 23, 2011


Thelma and Louise

1. Thelma does her research. So she’s only eternally Thelma in our minds, but according to Geena Davis’s Institute on Gender Media, women aren’t doing much of anything in movies today except … getting barefoot and pregnant. According to Mashable: In her research, Davis found that most of the women portrayed in mainstream, family-friendly media […]

Divorced Co-Parenting: An Oxymoron?

September 21, 2011


Here at Femamom, we’ve discussed polyamory, infidelity, monogamy, marriage and now, I’m back to divorce. Divorce being a possible outcome of the aforementioned topic favs. You are never divorced if children are involved. You are perpetually divorcing. If the spoils amount to a cat and a Kitchen Aid bought with hoarded 20 percent discount cards from […]