Why Joey Feek’s 2 year old hasn’t asked for her since Joey’s death

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Country music star Joey Feek passed away from cancer a month ago, but her 2 year old daughter Indiana has not asked for her mother once since Joey’s passing. [Read more…]

Steve Carell is a Father/Mommy, aka “Fommy” (and Other Problems with Parental Names)


Steve Carell is a “fommy.” [Read more…]

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Major Philosophical Flaw: Overestimating Her Significance

I finally read Anne-Marie Slaughter’s much-discussed article declaring that “women still can’t have it all.” [Read more…]

Rejecting her Mother’s Feminism

Rebecca Walker is the daughter of Alice Walker, the feminist author of The Color Purple. Apparently, growing up as the daughter of a radical is not as fun as sounds. Her mom always taught her motherhood was a form of servitude and slavery, probably making Mother’s Day aw-kward! [Read more…]

Ann Romney Reflecting on Motherhood

Every mother is told at the grocery store by a well-meaning older woman, “Enjoy these years.  They are fleeting.” Usually the younger mom has to scrape the gum off her face, stuff the toddler back into the grocery cart, and dodge the grapes that the youngest might be flailing from an unknown location, to muster out a “Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind.”

But now that my kids are thirteen, eleven, and four, I think I’m beginning to really understand what they’re talking about.  At dinner, every time I set out five plates, it warms my heart.  (Okay, not every time.  But close to it.)

That’s why I was intrigued to hear Ann Romney talk about a similar sensation, with her five boys.  (Make that six?)


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