Doesn't it seem like moms get no love sometimes? It seems like all the criticism, shade, and side-eye are just waiting for you--whether you're breastfeeding in public, bottle-feeding at the office,…giving your kid fries, or just picking up your kid from school. YoPlait's #MomNow campaign focuses on the fact that moms should just be accepted for their choices, whether that means not going to work (because as they say, "no ambitions" or working too much "and missing his childhood"), or not breastfeeding. As one of the mom… >> Read More
Teach your sons to be feminists.
Make sure that they know what a feminist is; when they are young tell them that a feminist is anyone–boy, girl, man, woman, and/or they–who believes in the…political, economic, and social equality of the sexes; Let them know that this is common sense, not a radical idea; Let them know that feminism is for the benefit of all beings and for mother earth and universes known and unknown; add that a feminist believes that oppression is wrong, pure wrong. Put the definition… >> Read More
It's no secret that poetry isn't taught in schools well. I say this as a former high school teacher, so I'm not hating on teachers or schools. I'm hating on the mentality standardized tests have…created. Teachers rush to fit in all the material that may appear on a test--and then the students don't enjoy what they're actually reading. Kids aren't stupid. They know the end game is a score. But this is even more reason why we, as teachers and parents and aunts and uncles and general humans, need… >> Read More
Who doesn't like "Winnie the Pooh?" Seriously, I have never met anyone who doesn't adore the honey-loving bear and his ensemble of friends Piglet, Owl, and Tigger who all hang in Hundred Acre…Wood. Well, now, on October 13, a new Pooh adventure is coming to a theater near you. The trailer just came out today. "Goodbye Christopher Robin," which is a live-action film, explores the relationship between "Winnie the Pooh" creator A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin (also the name of the boy in the books). It focuses… >> Read More
Creating a community and a space you feel comfortable being vulnerable in is priceless. For those who suffer from a mental illness and depression, it can be hard to feel safe and open up to others,…whether in real life at work, at your kid's school, in a relationship, or in a friendship--or sometimes especially with family. This is why I love the social media movement happening with the hashtag #IWantYouToKnow--which is a space for those who are trying to dispel the myths and stigmas associated with mental illness. Parents, kids, and… >> Read More