Family Life


This past fall, I went back to college for the first time in years.  I have done periodic online classes since my children were born, but I’ve never done fully in-person classes.  Part of it was location; we lived nearly 2 hours from my

Meanies and Mamas

Last year, my son came home from sixth grade with a tale of some playground bullying. “And,” he said, his eyes widening, “it’s anti-bullying week!” It’s Bullying Awareness Month again, and I’ve been thinking a lot about Lisa Solod’s excellent feature we ran in

Miss Representation

  “You can’t be what you can’t see,” Marie Wilson, founder of The White House Project, explains in this powerful film. Yet the media preaches that a woman’s value is found in beauty and sexuality rather than in her leadership abilities.  What can be done?

Mom Knows Nothing

Image courtesy of “Why don’t you know any answers?” my then three-year-old asked me. He was exaggerating. I always gave him a straight answer when he asked what we could have for dinner or when we were going to the library. But it