There's a bit of an uproar happening over Mark Zuckerberg in San Francisco, but it has nothing to do with Russian ads on Facebook or data breaches.
Rather, nurses are protesting over the name…change at the former San Francisco General Hospital, which was renamed the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in 2015. The 34-year-old Facebook CEO and his pediatrician wife, Chan, gave $75 million to the hospital. As SFGate reported back then, "hospital officials believe it is the largest single private gift… >> Read More
The idea that moms can "have it all" is toxic. And Randi Zuckerberg — CEO of Zuckerberg Media, accomplished author, and mom of two, and, yes, sister of Mark — knows this.
In her new book, Pick…Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day), she outlines how to be an effective "lopsided" person. Essentially: Every day, you're not going to be able to be fully present for everything on your plate, which can be broadly categorized as Family, Work, Health, Friends, and that elusive state known as Sleep. So instead,… >> Read More
Unless you are living completely off the grid — and if you are, mazel tov! — you’ve probably noticed that superhero movies are having a major moment these days.
Back when my kids were…little, I was completely, thoroughly, 100% anti-superhero. The kids I knew who were into superheroes always seemed to be beating the crap out of each other, so we basically banned all superheroes from our home. After nearly a decade of superhero-free living, things changed drastically last summer. Superheroes came on the scene in our family,… >> Read More
Stephanie Wittels Wachs' powerful memoir Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss — about the death of her comedian brother, Harris Wittels, of…Parks and Recreation fame — ends on hopeful note: "Mike [my husband] and I are trying to have another baby. There's nothing more hopeful than that, right? When it happens, if it happens, we will name the baby after the boy who hung the moon: Harris." Last month, when Kveller spoke with a very pregnant… >> Read More
To My Friends Without Kids:
I was thinking about you tonight during the hour it took to put my 7-year-old son to bed. It was an hour that involved kicking and screaming — literally — and…audiobooks and extra glasses of water and back rubs and relaxation techniques and a truckload of faith to get by, which, by the way, is a reference to Lou Reed. I don’t subscribe to the cult of motherhood. I never have. I don’t think I’m special because I gave birth, and I don’t need to… >> Read More