I made school lunch for the last time, ever. "This is the last time I'm ever going to make lunch for you to take to school," I said to my daughter, as I folded a chicken and rice burrito and wrapped it up tight. "You're free!" she whooped. "Aren't you glad?" Seven years ago, I … Continue reading Something about that list from the working mother battlefield.
It is Labor Day weekend, summer's last hurrah. It's the weekend many parents, mostly mothers, heave a sigh of relief. We made it. As Motherlode's KJ Dell'Antonia wrote back in June, the 104 days of summer vacation are a nightmare for working parents, particularly those with no extended family willing or able to help. It's … Continue reading Labor days.
Here's something I love: I love it when I'm struggling with an essay and then, unexpectedly, I read something that both sends me into orbit and crystallizes my thinking. Bam! Block removed. For weeks months I have been stymied trying to write about some of the parenting advice I've gotten over the past 15 years … Continue reading A List from the Working Mother Battlefield.