If you are sad or tired about how hard it is to be real, all the time... to walk the walk... hear me when I say, I am sad and tired, too. I understand. And...you are not alone.
Our culture teaches us to balance til we break. Instead of insisting on pursuing our innate gifts, we give ourselves that insidious pep talk -- "Oh well, life is about trade offs" -- and it keeps us playing small.
Like everyone in the media world I'm following news of Jill Abramson getting fired last week from The New York Times, and as the news and opinion pieces continue to roll in, I am getting more and more depressed. I'm glad that this issue is getting so much attention, but what will it take to move beyond conversation and really create change?
What does it mean to be a "good mother"?
Clearly, it means feeding your kids copious amounts of kale.
Read my actual thoughts on the matter in this essay over on the Good Mother Myth website...
How can we be more playful in our pursuit of "having it all"? Plus: News about my Tumblr blog, Having a Ball Having it All.
If you haven't heard, Huffington Post is reporting that "Men Got Us Into The Shutdown, Women Got Us Out of It." In light of this news, I thought now would be a good time to review a female senator's standard daily schedule...
A peek at the Having a Ball Having it All blogI'm very excited to announce a new project: Having a Ball Having it All, a blog and live show that asks, What does it really mean for a woman to "have it all"? Sometimes it'll be funny, sometimes provocative, always authentic. The show will debut … Continue reading Having a Ball Having it All