I admit it. I shamelessly pimp out my kids. Not all of the time, I actually only do it at work. Ironically, it’s my kids who help me create instant chemistry with my colleagues and clients. I realized this early on when I mentioned my leaking, nursing nipples to a colleague, who also happened to be a new mom. She was one of those women at work who never had a kind word to say … [Read more...] about Why I Overshare Parenting Stories at Work
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People make a huge deal about their kids sharing. At any given time in any given playground you will hear a chorus of moms and dads yelling, “Honey, share with your sister,” “Lucy, can you let that other little boy use your shovel?” “Ian, give your friend some of your goldfish crackers!” We as a society are big on sharing. It seems that we find it to be a reflection of … [Read more...] about Why I’m Teaching My Kid NOT to Share!
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
Congratulations are in order for Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who welcomed their second child - Joseph Frederick - on October 14. "We just welcomed a beautiful & healthy son into the world. Jared, Arabella and I couldn’t be happier!” Trump, 31, tweeted. The new mom explained the meaning behind the baby name on her Tumblr: "Jared's grandfather, Joseph, was a … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump Shares The Meaning Behind Her Son’s Name
During the year I look forward to that small window of "me-time" when my daughter takes her annual summer vacation in Montreal, Canada with her Dad. Yet, this year, more than any other, I realized, she is my life and without her, I don't have one. My parents are going on 50 years of marriage. I grew up in a pretty traditional family (traditional, that is, for 40 years ago.) Mom … [Read more...] about Shared Custody: When “Me -Time” Also Brings The Loudest Silence