I was thinking about my childhood and the sexist things that I noticed and bothered me as a young girl. TV So, Alyssa Milano was in a TV show called “Who’s the Boss?” In this show, a business executive and single mother, Angela, hires a housekeeper named Tony. He and his daughter (played by Alyssa Milano) move into Angela’s home and Tony does his job of cleaning, cooking … [Read more...] about 4 Sexist Things From My Childhood That Bothered Me
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There’s no question, I’m pretty lucky to still have a grandma. This particular Grandma is pretty special for a few reasons. She was one of 21 children born in Ireland to her entrepreneurial parents. Grandma went on to have many children herself – she had babies in the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s. She often laughs telling the story of getting the old age pension and baby bonus at … [Read more...] about 5 Lessons Learned From My 100 Yr Old Grandma
As we all know, and most of our children know, 132 people were brutally murdered in Paris on Friday night, allegedly by ISIS terrorists. Everyone shot was an innocent bystander, unconnected to ISIS or the ongoing unrest in Syria and other parts of the Mid East. They were killed attending a restaurant, a nightclub, and a soccer match. Unfortunately, these are all ordinary … [Read more...] about How Can We Talk To Our Kids About The Massacres In Paris On Friday?
Do you have anyone who has touched your life as a parent – whom you’ve never even met? Nine years ago, after writing Mommy Wars and struggling to find my way as a new mom of three kids, I started writing a daily online parenting blog for washingtonpost.com. “On Balance” became a surprise hit among moms, dads, babysitters, grandparents, teachers and pediatricians. People … [Read more...] about The Joy Of Parenting Differently
The Pope has come to America! Well, at least to DC, Philadelphia and New York. This is big news, right? The last time a pope visited the United States was 2008. Pope Francis is the fourth pope, out of 266, to ever visit the United States. The Pope’s visit is obviously significant for the country’s 70 million Catholics, 90% of whom give him favorable approval … [Read more...] about How To Let Pope’s Visit Inspire Our Children – No Matter Our Religion