Two years ago, I went on a rant about the cost of preschool in my local area. As a two parent working household, we still struggled to add the nearly $400 a month onto our plate while juggling a new baby and our monthly obligations. Of course there are options for free programs, none of [...]
I’m a big fan of Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton and currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. I think he speaks for families and the middle class and he expresses the values I think are important in our country. In a recent article in at [...]
What do new GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin have in common? They’re both the parents of young, school-aged children. Ryan’s children — ages seven, eight and nine — are in that childhood sweet spot. They’re just old enough not to need attention every moment of the day, but [...]
Election Year 2012 marches on to November. Here and there social causes are used as political footballs. Some candidates surviving the latest tackle will see a few more yards. But there is one national issue that we, particularly women of all ages, cannot allow to be benched – health care insurance and the basic reforms [...]
It’s worth noting that sun did not shine in North Carolina today. By now you’ve heard that North Carolina’s voters have cast their ballots to amend our state Constitution. Amending a Constitution is no small feat and is not to be taken lightly. North Carolinians voted on Amendment One that stated that the only recognized [...]
I still, after 10.5 years of mothering, can’t figure out which kind of mother I want to brand myself. I’m referring to arguments for, or against, attachment parenting, natural parenting, or Tiger Mothering. But, since everyone appears determined to follow someone’s parenting philosophy, I’m going to brand one myself, in honor of Mother’s Day 2012. [...]
Ainsley and I were in the New York Times Magazine on Friday. It was risky and scary, though important, because the topic was early puberty. TGR Body, our craptastic-ingredient-free skincare line (many skincare products are thought to have toxins that interfere with hormones), and The Girl Revolutionwere both highlighted. I’ve researched the issue and shared [...]
In my life, it has been the year of the girl for a long time now, ever since the first of my three daughters was born. “Girls!” we often scream when the decibel levels rise about the red line on an audiometer. When you have three daughters you inevitably are surrounded by multitudes of [...]
May had just entered her teenage years. She was a chatterbox who loved horses, George Strait, and Rice Krispie treats. May and her mom were appalled that I didn’t know any George Strait songs. They couldn’t believe I’d never slid my feet into cowboy boots or ridden a horse bareback. I was amazed they had [...]
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- President’s Woes Don’t Equal Watergate May 18, 2013
- Angelina the Amazon May 17, 2013
- 6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: Scandals Abound! May 17, 2013
- The IRS & the Tea Party: Nonprofits Need More Scrutiny, Not Less May 17, 2013
- “Weigh-cism” in America May 16, 2013
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