I went to college. I am a voracious reader. I used to be a news junkie, and watch all the shows, and go to dozens of movies a year.
So why did I never, in my 30-plus years on the planet, receive any…clear and believable messages that being a full-time, stay-at-home mother is a fantastically rewarding job that I should have considered pursuing at a younger age?! I learned early on that I could be an airline pilot, a doctor, or President of the United States, but I don't recall any enthusiastic advertisements to the effect that… >> Read More
Many of you had some strong opinions in regards to Jordana Horn's recent piece, Actually, You Can't Celebrate Christmas AND Hanukkah. Here's a response from one mother on the other side of the…holiday season spectrum. Our mostly agnostic family celebrates both Jewish and Christian holidays, despite the fact that such cross-practice is technically anathema to both religions. We shamelessly pick and choose religio-cultural traditions and implement them willy-nilly. Here's why, and how, and why it should be okay: I am an atheist from a family of what… >> Read More