Happy Almost Mother’s Day (video)

by Katrina on May 10, 2012

The other day, I caught my kids arguing about who loves me more. “…I love her to the moon and back.” “Oh yeah, well I love her to the sun and back. The sun is farther than the moon.” “Well, I love her eyeball!” “You love her eyeball? That doesn’t even make any sense.” “Yeah. […]


Happy Mother’s Day! (Video)

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by Katrina on May 6, 2011

You’re the star in this Mother’s Day video (courtesy of the tireless team at MomsRising). If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to watch it with your name, first. Start here and you’ll see what I mean. Personally, I liked last year’s video better. Pick your favorite, and send it to all your friends […]

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Wonder Woman, Ms. Obama, and hamburgers

by Katrina on February 21, 2011

Why aren’t there more female superheroes? My friend, former housemate, and female superhero herself, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, is making a film about it. Watch the trailer, which includes interviews with Gloria Steinem, Lynda Carter, and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman): If you like what you see, donate to the Kickstarter campaign so she can finish the […]


In this TEDx talk, Nigel Marsh makes a compelling case for changing the culture of the workplace. (Thanks, Pierre, for sending the link!)


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?