Big news in New York these days: disgraced politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are both running for political office again. Spitzer, who was New York’s attorney general and governor, is pursuing city comptroller. Weiner, a former New York Congressman, is making a play for mayor. As you may recall, both earned their shame honestly. As governor, Spitzer patronized … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Political Wife Are You?
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A friend of mine emailed me a video about a female engineer, Debbie Sterling, who was raising money for her new company. Frustrated that the engineering industry was so male-dominated, she created a construction toy for little girls with the purpose of exposing them to the world of engineering. The video was so heartwarming and inspiring; I immediately wanted the toy for my … [Read more...] about GoldieBlox: A New Approach To Engineering For Girls
What do bubble baths, ice cream for breakfast, high-fives, talking like a pirate and walking on stilts all have in common??? They each have a special day designated for celebrating them. Seriously, did you know that there's a “Walking on Stilts Day” and a “What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day?" But even in light of all of this information, I … [Read more...] about How Many Moms Do You Know With A Day Named After Them??
Imagine your little sister calls you and tells you she is dating a professional athlete. I don't know about you, but my immediate reaction would be NO WAY!! Cheater! BAD BOY! Stay Away! Has she not watched VH1’s "Basketball Wives"?!?! We always hear about it when athletes make the news for negative reasons. Just this past week, retired baseball outfielder Manny Ramirez was … [Read more...] about 5 Athletes You’d Let Your Little Sister Date
From air pollution to global warming, environmental problems are a global issue. Children who are concerned about the environment can take action. While it may seem that small changes, such as bringing their school lunch in a reusable container rather than a brown paper bag, won't make much of an effect, when many kids make small changes, the difference can be huge. From … [Read more...] about Ways for Kids to Help the Environment