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Brigid Schulte is Overwhelmed  – and So Are You!  Part One

Brigid Schulte is Overwhelmed – and So Are You! Part One

Author Brigid Schulte has a job, a house, a husband, several children, and a whole lot of stress.  She’s also just written a book, available online and at your favorite bookstore, called Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, about how we’ve taken on way more than we can handle, what [...]

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Pre-K as Policy, Not Politics

Pre-K as Policy, Not Politics

My favorite part of the President’s State of the Union address was his plan for expanding pre-kindergarten to all four-year-olds. The idea has been around for decades, and it did once very nearly become law until it was vetoed by President Nixon. But in the past 40 years, two big parts of the early education picture [...]

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Mr. Mom vs. Mom – Double Standard?

I got a letter from a reader who was up in the middle of the night stewing over praise heaped on men when they are seen to be caring for their children.  Her frustration practically leaps off the screen as she insists mothers don’t get the same public empathy fathers do.  This is what she says: [...]

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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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