There’s a Reason We Give Girl Gifts and Boy Gifts

I’m quick to shop but slow to wrap gifts so it was the day of the first night of Hanukkah when I sat down to wrap the kids’ gifts. I put a pile in place for Jane and a pile in place for Alexander. I looked at my daughter’s pile and I looked at my son’s pile and I realized that they were very gender specific and her gifts were meant to make her adorable and his gifts were meant to make him smart. This is not the mother I’d …

The Feminists Entertain Me but I’m Raising These Kids With a Hefty Dose of Gender Bias

Recently I rediscovered Reddit. I’ve always loved reading there, but I never submitted, commented or otherwise participated in their discussion. I’ve found my happy place though with the TwoXChromosomes SubReddit (which is just a subgroup). It’s a really great little board, and I’m scared to share it with too many folks because I don’t want to be that blogger that made the feminist happy place suck. What I love so much about the internet is that it forces me to think. I don’t find that I’m changing my mind, but …