What Politicians Can Learn From Moms

I’ve long maintained that the skills we develop as mothers could come in handy in all sorts of larger contexts, like international relations (“Israel and Palestine, if you can’t share the Gaza Strip I’m taking it away from both of you!”), industrial pollution (“BP, clean up that oil spill NOW!”), or political gridlock (“Congress, you’re in time out – with NO SNACKS – until you get something accomplished!”). And of course it didn’t surprise me that when we started seeing progress in solving the government shut-down, there were women from both parties leading the way. Read More What Politicians Can Learn From Moms

Dispatches from Ladyblogland Are Dressing Up

If you’ve been putting in overtime at work like I have and just haven’t been able to pay attention to what’s going on in our little corner of the Internet, here’s what you might want to read:

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Sugar Mama

“I’m just saying, these days, it’s not just women looking for sugar daddies, it’s men looking for sugar mamas.” My mom is looking down at my feet as she says this, scraping the dry parts of my feet. I feel like Jesus. When did we transition to this kind of relationship? My brother is getting married this weekend. I feel like the hippie sibling who only half grooms herself, come from out of town, to suburbia spa land. It’s kind of nice actually. Read More Sugar Mama

Mother’s Day Marketing: The Good, the Bad, and the Cringeworthy

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, so we should all take it as an opportunity to show our moms how much we appreciate them… by buying them shit, right? If my inbox is to be believed, yes, that is the most important thing to keep in mind this weekend. But what to get her? Unsurprisingly, the suggestions from some retailers are, shall we say, less than enlightened, though I’ve also seen a few that were pretty heartwarming or just refreshingly blasé. Then there are the ads that are, well, a little disturbing. You’ll see! Read More Mother’s Day Marketing: The Good, the Bad, and the Cringeworthy