Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mothering Presidents and Dictators

Motherhood.  No role has more influence in humanity.  Every president, dictator, peace negotiator, and arms dealer has one.  Surely, fathers are important.  Families and society are more stable when they’re involved.  But while fathers are applauded to be involved at … Continue reading

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Time For a Truce

It’s time for the white flag of truce. The other day, Yahoo’s home page had a story about moms.  It seems we’ve starting labelling mothers and segrating ourselves into stay at home moms (SAHM), work at home moms (WAHM), or those that also work … Continue reading

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Coming Clean

I have to come clean.  I felt like I had more of an impact as an aerospace engineer.  Colleagues respected my opinion, bosses wrote down my accomplishments once a year, and then paid me even more money.  Clerks responded to the suit, pumps … Continue reading

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Let Her Decide

So many decisions had been already been handed to her in her young life, it seemed important to let her have this one. Her brother’s Duplo blocks were all about action – fiery red, action green and strong blue.  Her’s were … Continue reading

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Response to Hilary Rosen’s Comment on Moms

Top Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen declared Wednesday night that Ann Romney, the wife of the likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has ‘never worked a day in her life’.  OUCH.  Here we go again.  Motherhood is on the defensive once again … Continue reading

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All Those Hours

All those hours feeding you at night taught me I didn’t always need 8 hours of sleep. All those hours caring for you during childhood’s myriad illnesses showed me how to be more selfless. All those hours decrusting PB&J sandwiches gave … Continue reading

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I Am Woman, She Is Woman

Holding my nervous daughter’s hand on the hospital guerney before a sonogram to see if she had appendicitis, I was taken back to one of the first times I ever held her hand.  I was struck by the journey we … Continue reading

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