It’s that time of year again…back-to-school, you're thinking?? Nope, not for this girl. I'm talking about football season!!! And I know what a lot of you are thinking: "Ugh. Sundays with my husband sitting on the couch all day, not helping while I am stuck entertaining the kids. And let’s not forget about fantasy draft nights aka “parties” that last for hours, and all the … [Read more...] about Girls Can Play Fantasy Football Too!
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My 17-year-old son has always been a sports-first kind of boy. We have a Polaroid of him holding a basketball before he could crawl. He took his first steps on Superbowl Sunday – because he was trying to get as close as possible to the TV screen. Poker is a sport in his view, because ESPN broadcasts it. Ask him any sports trivia question and you will get an answer within a half … [Read more...] about Why My Son Will Never Play Football
A reply to Amy Weitman's I am NOT Celebrating the Return of Football Season I enjoyed your article on the beginning of football season. I really did. It was funny and I understood your pain, and can guarantee that my wife can relate on almost every example. Now let me shed a little light on why you should be more understanding and supportive of your husband, who also … [Read more...] about I Am WAY Celebrating The Return Of Football Season
Excuse me, but am I the only woman not celebrating the return of football season? Today the NFL lockout ended and now the loss of my husband’s mind begins. Somehow we’ve been lucky enough to make it through fourteen football seasons together but I always fear that this year will be the last. Before Superbowl, I begin to harbor fantasies about throwing a rock through the … [Read more...] about I am NOT Celebrating the Return of Football Season
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