Contemplating the Strength of Women

Thursday night I introduced Jennifer Margulis at Vroman’s bookstore. It was a convergence of brilliance as she and Dr. Fishbein talked about prenatal care in America, birth, homebirth and baby’s first year (with an emphasis on baby’s first hours). Predictably the conversation left me with pain in my womb. I did not love being pregnant. I did not want to experience labor and I will forever remember being alone in my apartment, a newlywed, and looking at my growing belly while recognizing that there was only one way for this …

Technology Can’t Help But Change Us

Today’s news story is an unavoidable one for me. If you go on over to Tesla’s site you’ll see a post by Elon Musk which counters John Broder’s New York Times review of the Tesla S by using the vehicle logs. Counters is too kind a word. Musk demonstrates that John Broder lied and that The New York Times published it. This breaks my heart into a million pieces because I adore NYT automotive reviews. Musk does have a point though when he ressurects Broder’s words, “Yet the state of …

Don’t Bother Mommy She’s Rabid Right Now

Honey, Don’t Bother Mommy. I’m Too Busy Building My Brand was printed today at the New York Times. You don’t have to read it. It’s written with a self loathing pen. Jennifer Mendelson may understand writing, but she clearly doesn’t understand what a conference is. Bloggy Boot Camp is different from other conferences in that it’s attendees are a homogeneous group, but aside from that it offers a good mix of education and networking. Ask me why I’d get a babysitter for my kids (my mother is the babysitter don’t …

Now That Harvard Has a Sullied Reputation

It’s not according to me, it’s the New York Times and the Chronicles of Higher Ed Do you think we can start trusting ourselves a little more? I have two degrees, and two children. Guess which duo gives me more expertise? Unlike the nightly news, I won’t insult your intelligence by telling you how to interpret this. The full text of Harvard’s latest Sanctimommy Spank is here, and you can decide for yourself if you know more than they do. *curtsy*