My job is to write and speak about the complexity and impact of violence against women. This means I talk, almost every day, about stories people would rather avoid. The Bill Cosby rape allegations were naturally something I recently wrote about, and discussed in radio and TV interviews. Often when tackling tricky subjects in public, I give my three kids a heads up. Just in … [Read more...] about Explaining Bill Cosby to Kids
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With the tragedies of Sandy Hook, Hurricane Sandy, our national deficit and what's going in Syria one would think that no one would care about Lance Armstrong. We have better things to worry about right? Right? Heck YES! And that's why I wasn't that intrigued with the entire Lance Armstrong scandal - years ago it was obvious that Lance was taking performance enhancing drugs, … [Read more...] about Does Lance Armstrong’s Mother THINK She Raised a Liar?
My first child - the one who made me a mom - is a boy. I remember, among the mix of overwhelming, hormonally-charged emotions, feeling incredulous that my body had created not just a baby, but a boy. "I grew a penis!" I secretly exalted in my mind. Every step of the way since then, I’ve tried to nurture his essential boy-ness while not letting him shy away from his … [Read more...] about Explicitly Wrong: Fighting Sexism in My Own House
“If a kid hits you, walk away,” a mother said to her son one bright sunny afternoon at the park. “No,” another mom shook her head emphatically as the little boy walked back to the group of kids playing in the sand. “He should stick up for himself and hit back.” The first mom looked at her friend incredulously. “Hey, he needs to learn now so when the day comes he can protect … [Read more...] about To Defend or Protect? Teaching Kids to Deal With Conflict
Hi Missy,I have a chocolate chip cookie mix (arthur's instant mix) -how would you "sneaky" it?? thanks!–Andrea S. Hi Andrea, Congratulations for thinking of applying sneaky techniques outside of the box ; ) I can't give you a definitive answer on what to sneak into this particular cookie mix, because I've never used it. But I'd venture to guess that white … [Read more...] about Unbelievable Chocolate Chip Cookies