Advertisers and marketing experts know that in the typical household, the woman is the primary shopper. Whether they are selling cars or light bulbs or groceries, they have to appeal to women, their consumer base.
The same goes for organizations ...
Should I Get Paid to Feed My Kids?
I love Kristin Wartman, the New York Times writer who thinks that the government should pay me to feed my children.
Heck, yeah! That’s my reaction to that idea. I mean, who knows where the money’s going to ...
A blog post on The Atlantic last week (also picked up by the Daily Mail) details the circumstances surrounding a family being kicked off a Denver-to-Baltimore United Airlines flight because they asked that a violent PG-13 ...
Michelle Obama’s 'Mission Accomplished' Moment
In a piece that ran in the Wall Street Journal last week, the first lady suggests it might be “Mission Accomplished” in the war on fat. She modestly says that we still have a long way to go before the ...
Fat Activism: The Big, Fat Non-Problem
Betsy Woodruff is warning of a new threat: The rise of the “fat activist,” and even more ominously, “fat feminism.”
At first, I was intrigued when I read Woodruff’s piece. I’d not heard of this new strain of ...
Mommy Guilt: It’s an Industry
Recently, I forgot to send the registration form to the folks running a summer camp that I knew my oldest would love. It’s now full so he’s out and I feel guilty.
My middle child recently got a ...
Love Fest: Bittman Reviews Pollan
One of the world’s most notable food malcontents, Mark Bittman, just reviewed a book by one of the world’s most self-righteous food nannies, Michael Pollan. I’ll save you the time and bottom line it for you: The ...
In Praise of Laundry-Detergent Pods
I’m a mom of three little boys. BOYS.
Life can be a little messy in our house. And, truth be told, I sometimes feel like I’m an unpaid short-order cook in the county jail . . . that is, when I’...
Want More Time For Yoga? Stop Wasting Time on Baseless Fear of Chemicals
Maybe blogger and Huffington Post contributor Maia James would have more time to make her bed and start those yoga classes she’s been promising herself if she wasn’t so ...