Archive | August, 2009

Making the World a Safer, Better Place

Contributed by MOTHERS volunteer and guest blogger Rosanne Weston Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a 71-year-old mother and grandmother, is the President of Liberia and the first female head of state elected in Africa. She pledged to “bring motherly sensitivity and emotion to the presidency” and declared in the August 23rd edition of the NY Times Magazine [...]

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Motherhood, Media, Myth…and Margaritas?

The New York Times published an article entitled “A Heroine of Cocktail Moms Sobers Up” on August 14th, highlighting the recent about-face of mommy-blogger Stefanie Wilder-Taylor when she declared she had had her last drink. After writing two books about mixing cocktails with play dates, her public admission that she was overdoing it caused many [...]

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Eighty-Nine Years – and Counting

On this day, 89 years ago, the 19th amendment was ratified. A moment of pause while we offer a silent prayer of thanks to the sisterhood of suffragettes and the suffragists whose sacrifice, suffering, and dedication made this possible. And this morning, a headline from today’s Washington Post, front page, above the fold:CLINTON PUTS SPOTLIGHT [...]

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Book Review – Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman

Book Review – Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman

Written by MOTHERS volunteer Kelly Coyle DiNorcia (ahimsamama.blogspot.com) As mother to a 4- and 1-year-old, it’s been a long time since I’ve chosen to forego sleep in order to read. But Bad Mother was one of those books that had me up turning the pages when I should have been catching some Z’s. I wondered [...]

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