February 17, 2006
Batteries are the bane of my parental existence. I’d guess that a good 85% of children’s toys today require batteries. That, to me, is indicative of a complete lack of imagination, perspective, and responsibility on the toymakers’ part. Batteries contain hazardous waste, and increasingly, states are adopting laws that ban batteries from landfills. California’s just […] Continue reading

February 16, 2006
This has been an on-going debate between my husband and I. An avid gamer himself, he plans to insist that our son join him for “matches.” (Not sure what the proper terminology is for “squaring off” in a video game dual.) But seeing that today’s shoot-me-up games and graphic violence, especially towards women, are a […] Continue reading

February 16, 2006
The saying is Necessity if the mother of Invention, but I’ve noticed a trend where mother’s are the inventors.  In recent women’s magazines I’m randomly receiving in my mailbox (postal mess here in Los Angeles, I’m getting magazines from all over LA County), increasingly there are articles on moms who have come up with a […] Continue reading

February 15, 2006
The Winter Olympics aren’t my cup of tea, but I happened to be watching last night when Russian speed skater Svetlana Zhurova won the women’s 500-meter sprint. Girlfriend ZOOMED around that rink. Pretty impressive. What really grabbed my attention? The announcers mentioning that at age 34, she became the oldest woman to win a gold […] Continue reading

February 15, 2006
I am so sick and tired of hearing these stories of crazy women with post-partum depression who either hurt or kill their children in such savage ways.  Have you noticed that they are always calm?  They call the police AFTER committing their crime?  They never seem remorseful…AND they’re always claiming that God made them do […] Continue reading

February 15, 2006
I meant to blog about this last week, but life intervened. In the beginning, there was Maureen Dowd, bitchin’ and moanin’ in her book Are Men Necessary? that smart, accomplished women have a hard time finding mates because men find such attributes threatening, and they prefer bimbos. Judith Warner, in her Times Select blog, questions […] Continue reading

February 14, 2006
I was introducted to this site via a link Markos posted at dKos.  I got an account, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to post (neglecting work and all).   I’m a WAHM to 2 kids (ages 2 and 3 mos.) and live in Los Angeles.  I post to some birth […] Continue reading

February 14, 2006
Not to pile on the wet blankets, but these sociologists found that parents report significantly higher levels of depression than nonparents. It’s not just the wear and tear of having an infant, Evenson and Simon find. Parents are more depressed than nonparents: –Even when their kids have grown and left home –Even when they do […] Continue reading

February 13, 2006
Maybe it’s because my toddler got me sick (again), but I am in a despondent, melancholic mood. It was further exacerbated when I realized that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and, once again, my husband and I will do nothing for it and probably won’t ever until our son becomes a teenager. (We have no parents […] Continue reading

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