So often a mom's hard work is often overlooked and unseen--but this week, one mom got noticed for her work--and even awarded for it. The mom of of a quadriplegic student was awarded an honorary…degree--because she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. It's so heartwarming and inspiring that she and her son could work together in order to help him achieve his dream. So, who is the awesome mom? It's Judy O’Connor, a retired teacher. During Marty's commencement… >> Read More
I'm one of the camp that the original "Dirty Dancing" was perfect and Patrick Swayze was one of the few leading men who could do no wrong. It's why I, along with most of the cognizant universe, was…pretty disappointed that there's a remake of the movie, because why? When the original just nails it so well, it's like reinventing the wheel and adding some decals that no one even wants (and if you want to know everything that was wrong with the remake, check out this awesome piece at our sister site, Alma). I'm… >> Read More
It can be difficult deciding what movies to watch with your kid--because there's just so many and I mean, how many times do you really want to watch another Disney film? (We're sorry, but you know,…the same old themes get boring and old after awhile.) Well, luckily there's a new animated film unlike the rest--and I can't wait to see it. "In A Heartbeat" is a new film created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, two animation students at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. And the storyline… >> Read More
Dads in heterosexual partnerships are doing more to raise kids than ever before--just look at the parade of papas with babies dangling from their chests in any neighborhood to see that.
But…still, things aren't entirely even, because doing things and remembering to do them are two separate types of labor. A few years back, Susan Walzer published a study about how, in many households, women still shoulder the mental burden of childcare. As Time explained last year: "Walzer found that women do more of the intellectual, mental, and… >> Read More
After her baby was born, novelist and essayist Rivka Galchen noticed something curious: “The world seemed ludicrously, suspiciously, adverbially sodden with meaning.” At the same time, she…observes, “my thoughts had become unprecedentedly interrupted, as if every three minutes I had fallen asleep, curtailing any thought, morphing it into dream… What I mean to say is that I wasn’t working. This even though my plan had been to work. And to think. Even after the baby was born.” This is one of… >> Read More