Boobie beanies!

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by Katrina on September 8, 2011

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 […]


Tina Fey’s prayer for little girls

by Katrina on April 25, 2011

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 […]


Contest: Best slogan wins a…mug!

by Katrina on April 7, 2011

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 […]


Moms on Facebook

by Katrina on October 14, 2010

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!


Minivan rap

by Katrina on August 20, 2010

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 […]


The difference between boys and girls

by Katrina on March 21, 2010

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?