Beyond the Mommy-Wars Bumpersticker: The Many Shades of Mommies

I have never met a woman who has “never worked a day in her life.”But here are women I do know: A mom with a high-powered job and a husband with a high-powered job who works her Blackberry like a crazy person while driving her sons to soccer, plays, and school events. Always tired, usually happy. A mom who trained as a lawyer and regrets the school debt that keeps her in the office and out of her home. A mom who married while still in college, had her first child immediately, teaches mus … [Read more...]

Bringing Home the Tofu and Stir-Frying it Up in a Pan?

Being a woman used to be defined as “bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan.”  (Not to mention the part about not ever letting our husband forget he’s a man.)  Perhaps the more modern definition of womanhood might replace frying up the bacon in a pan with choosing whole, fresh, natural, organic, local, seasonal, unrefined and unprocessed foods to serve to your family before homework and a reasonable bedtime.Real woman know, however, life rarely lives up to your aspirations and expe … [Read more...]