When my daughter, Ruby, was an infant, a friend bought me a T-shirt that said “Ruby’s Cafe,” which I proudly wore when I nursed her. My breastfeeding days are over, but I recently stumbled across these “boobie beanies” on Etsy. I have to say, I vastly prefer this in-your-face approach to breastfeeding fashion to the […]
This is from Tina Fey’s new book, “Bossypants.” It’s delicious. Makes me want to write a version for my son. (Thanks for sending, Julia!) A Mother’s Prayer for Its Child First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but […]
Last week I posted a story about how the birth rate is slowing down around the world, and how this in part relates to a kind of International Mommy Strike. (Studies show that when women are giving more support for working and raising families, the birth rate goes up closer to “replacement levels.”) If you’re […]
I haven’t watched Saturday Night Live since I was a teenager. Somehow since then, I’ve become the dorky, joke’s-on-me character. How did that happen? …and speaking of Facebook, help Working Moms Break hit the first 500 fans!
I drive a minivan. There. I’ve said it. Maybe you think that’s not cool. I’ll try not to hold that against you. I happen to think that SUVs, which are less fuel-efficient than my minivan, aren’t cool. I hope we can still be friends. Toyota has come out with this video (“Swagger Wagon”), proving that […]
I try to make sure our kids have equal access to fairy wands and toy trucks, and when Ruby dresses Jake in a princess dress, everyone (including Jake, for the first five minutes, anyway) thinks it’s cool. But Jake still gravitates to the trucks, balls, and tools, whereas Ruby and Martha, until recently, lived in Princess Central. Have we failed in our gender-neutral conditioning? Are they simply hard-wired to choose pink chiffon over electric drills?