Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career and the... →
Am digging Lisa Belkin’s new Motherlode Bookclub, where interesting convo about this book unfolds. I’m with Katy Read, who writes in: The way I look at it, over the past 50 or so post-Friedan years we’ve gone through a cultural overhaul. We’ve introduced ways of living unlike anything humankind has ever tried before (yes, women have often worked, but rarely in the exact same jobs...
Are Moms and Dads Interchangeable? - NYTimes.com →
I’m kinda riveted by this reader letter from a high powered lawyer mom.
Could a mom have written Go The F To Sleep?... →
What SHE said.
Most Americans Prefer This #Gender Baby, Says New... →
Was just looking for this stat yesterday. Found it! Yay.
Preferring One #Gender Over the Other: It Happens.... →
Is Shyness an Evolutionary Tactic? - NYTimes.com →
By @susancain ! Favorite quote: “[T]he man who had nothing to fear but fear itself relied, paradoxically, on a woman deeply acquainted with it.”
Swedish School Aims for #Gender Neutrality, Bans... →
More from Sweden. Hnh!
5 Reasons Why I Think the Genderless Childhood... →
Smart reasons. And smart conclusion: “Instead of trying to deny the fact that we’re boys and girls, men and women, let’s just continue to open up our definitions of what it means to be ‘male’ and “female.’”
Practical Tips on Writing a Book from 23 Brilliant... →
Thanks to Annie Murphy Paul for the link.
Do you really want your baker knowing your child’s sex before you do? Huh. (Thanks to Greetings from Motherland’s Mindy Stricke for the heads up!)
NOW conference in Tampa seeks to bring new... →
n 1: #amwriting →
Loving this piece by @danijshapiro. Our convo today via She Writes Radio hit on these very themes. Some tidbits from our chat—pearls by Dani—below. On tk: “We’re losing the ability to sit with not knowing. The tk is almost becoming obsolete—the idea that you can check that later, because you can check it right now. It can seem like it’s industrious, but it’s literally pulling you...
RELATING RADICALLY: Is a Correlation Between Teen... →
Photo by Orin Zebest There’s been a bit of buzz in the media in the past week about a study published in April in the Journal of Marriage & Family that finds some correlation…
We need to be open to the world around us. To pay attention, not with a...– Dani Shapiro, Moments of Being blog (Don’t forget to join Dani and me for a conversation about writing/life balance this Thurs via She Writes Radio, 1-2pm ET!)
Favorite Viral Video, 2009: Pregnant Women Are...
In case anyone missed it! I’m loading it here cuz hey, it’s “research” for a thing I #amwriting. #Gender bits highlighted. Watch the video Pregnant women are smug Everyone knows it, nobody says it Because they’re pregnant Effing son of a gun You think you’re so deep now, you give me the creeps Now that you’re pregnant I can’t count all the ways...
Girl w/Pen's Virginia Rutter Calls TMI on sex... →
Boys will be idiots. But do the lurid details make us understand gender inequality any better—or, for that matter, sex?
Rad Dad Shawn Taylor's Day at the Park →
Just as powerful as when I read it the first time.
baxter sez: The Berks →
Here’s where I’d be if I were still in academia (at least, I hope!). Kudos to Alison Peipemeier, Astrid Henry, and the entire third wave feminist crew!
Introducing the Motherlode Book Club - NYTimes.com →
Love this idea. First book up is Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career, and the Conflict of Modern Motherhood. Hmm. If only I had more time to read!
Jan Hoffman’s NYT Fashion article links to... →
One of the bloggers referred to responds.
Does Busier Job Equal Happier Marriage? - The... →
Huh. Who knew.
10 Kids Books Starring Girls That Every Boy Should... →
Barack Obama Father's Day Essay : People.com →
Poignant. But just an excerpt is online.
Six Words on Dads at SMITH Magazine →
Never learned to throw. He tried.
Surely You Can't Be Serious: Pole Dancing Classes... →
Amy Chua and Bryan Caplan: Is strict parenting... →
Interesting faceoff, if you follow this kind of thing.
Navigating Gender in Pre-K - NYTimes.com →
The discussion continues at Lisa Belkin’s Motherlode.
New Challenge for Parents - Children’s Gender... →
Of course, I’m all over this.
[I]t is when the baby sleeps that I liaise, as if it were a lover, with my...– Rachel Cusk, A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother (can you tell my babies are sleeping?)
This Double Life
Just discovered an excellent anthology by writing mamas in Canada called Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood. Includes gems like: “I think this new generation of mothers are more determined than ever not to let motherhood change their lives-and therein lies a new problem, because, of course, having children transforms you. It keeps on transforming you. And the hardest thing to prepare for...
SCIENCE GRRL: Grrl Talk →
There are rare moments when I read an article or listen to a recording and can’t form words to respond. Today is one of those moments and it is because you really should just listen to this…
Best participatory art project EVER →
Greetings from Motherland, orchestrated by my lunch companion today, Mindy Stricke. Brings women together to create honest representations of motherhood. Beyond fab.
[I]f we don’t learn to say no, our goals will be about as good as the...– –RYCJ, a member of She Writes
Park Slope Brooklyn Jewish Community, Events,... →
My new favorite site. Huh. Who knew? (Thanks, Leslie, for the heads up.)
PART 3 – This is what I said a feminist mother... →
I’m just lovin on @blue milk today.
What if you didn’t reveal your baby’s gender? «... →
One of the smartest posts I’ve read on this yet. @bluemilk, c’est moi.
Other couple’s arguments « blue milk →
Want to know what feminist-y women fight about with their partners? See here. I SO appreciate the candor.
Where are Men in the Work/Life Convo? They're... →
Well now THIS is refreshing. Thx @caliyost!
Genderless Child Mom Speaks Out: Baby Storm Isn’t... →
More on the storm around Storm. I’m obsessed.