Stop Talking to Girls this Way

Pink posted this message to Twitter. I think it was supposed to be a jab at Kim Kardashian in all her nudity. Thanks but no thanks. You do not get to tell other women that using their body, their sex, their tits or their asses to get attention isn’t okay when this is your profile picture. That’s not how the world works. Girls and young women may or may not use T&A to get ahead. Pink is certainly familiar how that works for us in certain industries. Proof:   You can …

Is Mom Blogging a Good Career?

Mom Blogging was good to me. I had a good run, great even. I and many of my peers had the obscene luxury of making a living simply by living our lives. I’m not sure if Mom Blogging today could ever exist as it did in 2006 or even in 2009. Publicists certainly got involved with bloggers quickly but marketers were a little slower to come to the party. To be fair, bloggers were slow to behave like professionals, especially me. I meet women all the time who want to be Mom Bloggers. The …

Mom Blogging is Dead, Long Live Mom Blogging

Sometime in April Kottke told us that Heather Armstrong was retiring Dooce so that she could focus on other things. Dooce is dead, long live Dooce. Though I never achieved the same fame or fortune as Heather we certainly had a similar career path. We both had the incredible luxury of writing about our lives and getting paid to do so. Our only expertise was our very own lives. It sounds like an easy gig and it is, well it was. Then it became not easy and then downright burdensome …

The New American Marriage

Today the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the rights of gay Americans to marry. This morning there was a celebration of rainbows and love and shortly thereafter politicians and quasi religious leaders began with hateful horrible statements. I need to remind you why gay marriage matters. I need to remind you that your gay children are at a much higher risk for depression and suicide. You’re worried about teaching them to cross the street? How about making sure they don’t throw themselves in front of a train. A society …