February 3, 2006
The following is an earlier post, and I’m hoping to get some advice about this issue.  So here goes: As a little girl, I always imagined how my life would be. I would travel the world, fall in love, get married, then have beautiful children….well, things don’t always work out the way we imagine. With […] Continue reading

February 2, 2006
So I’m half-watching The Today Show this morning as I get ready for work. Al Roker is out on the street, making small talk with the overeager fans who show up outside the studio hoping for their 15 seconds of fame. Al approaches a mom who is holding her baby boy. He is clutching a […] Continue reading

February 1, 2006
Last night I watched as much of the President’s State of the Union speech as I could stand. My two-year-old son sat in my lap part of the time. His assessment? “Guy talking!” I watched our newest Supreme Court Justice, Sam Alito, looking around nervously. He seemed awed and overwhelmed by the spectacle and his […] Continue reading

February 1, 2006
As you can tell from my previous posts, I am obsessed with the topic of family size. A part of me is ambivalent to dive into the pool of unknowns that come with another baby, but also filled with grudging respect for women who take the risk. Most recently, I got sucked into the responses […] Continue reading

January 31, 2006
If you read my earlier post, you know exactly how I feel about Bob Wolf, the self-righteous principal of Santiago High School, who outed Charlene Nguon to her parents for showing affection to her girlfriend.   Charlene Nguon decided to sue the Garden Grove School District for violating her privacy.  The following is an update: […] Continue reading

January 30, 2006
I rented The Ballad of Jack and Rose the other night, which spurred some introspection about the unintended effects of a parent’s idealism, convictions, or quest for purity. The premise of the flick is this: Dad (Daniel Day-Lewis) lives with teenage daughter in idyllic isolation on an island off the East Coast. He’s the last […] Continue reading

January 28, 2006
Stanford has enacted a new policy that allows female graduate students to take 12 weeks of paid maternity. The new moms are also allowed to maintain full-time student status after childbirth, so they needn’t reenroll or re-apply for financial aid. This is all very cool. I love to see businesses and institutions compete for top […] Continue reading

January 27, 2006
Isn’t feminism. I am the mother of a two-year-old boy, but I refuse to join Laura Bush’s crusade and the media frenzy over boys’ declining performance in school. Yes, girls are more likely than boys to do well in school and graduate from college. Boys are more likely to die in gang violence and at […] Continue reading