CAN I BE A WIFE, MOM, AND A FEMINIST?

I was a feminist at birth. As a child, I pointed out, what I perceived to be, gender inequality in my home. My parents had a patriarchal marriage; my dad led, and we (my mom included) followed. My dad, the breadwinner, came home, ate dinner, and relaxed after long days at work. My mom stayed… Continue reading CAN I BE A WIFE, MOM, AND A FEMINIST?

IN SEARCH OF SUMMER FUN

I woke up bright and early and ran to my computer. Today was the day. Beads of perspiration lined my forehead as I perched my fingertips atop the keyboard and repeatedly glanced at the clock. At the stroke of 8, I began typing rapidly. The screen froze- I screamed! Max’s admission into an afterschool program… Continue reading IN SEARCH OF SUMMER FUN

LOVE FOR A LIFETIME

She played the piano in the small Long Beach, California church that Sunday, the same as she did every Sunday. Unbeknownst to her, she was being watched. As she played the musical notes, mental notes were being taken of her style and grace. The observer was impressed. At the conclusion of the service, the elderly… Continue reading LOVE FOR A LIFETIME

RAISING THE NEXT GREAT ATHLETE?

“Max, wake up, it’s time for swim lessons!” I said. “No, not today, I don’t want to go! Please don’t make me go!” He replied. We have enrolled Max in gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, and swimming. He hates them all equally. During soccer practice, he raced toward us instead of running toward the goal; during t-ball,… Continue reading RAISING THE NEXT GREAT ATHLETE?