I think the “mommy war” is a battle that rages INSIDE each parent – that internal battle between guilt and sanity – between “perfection” and reality. Between what family life is supposed look like (calm and pretty and Pinterest!) and what family life actually looks like (chaos and messy and Survivor!). Those of us who can’t handle that tension take the war from inside to outside – and start to judge and project and lash out at others. We defend our circumstances by snarking about people in different circumstances.”
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) said on Wednesday afternoon that their female colleagues can take most of the credit for driving the compromise that is expected to temporarily reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt ceiling before Thursday’s deadline. “Leadership, I must fully admit, was provided primarily from women in the Senate,” McCain said after the bipartisan deal was announced.
Report finds that fragmented time and long, mental checklists add to fatigue, but that moms find work meaningful.
Should we automatically assume that the woman running the company is doing more with her life than the woman who has negotiated a three-day week?”
— Mary Louise Kelly in The Daily Beast
Far from having it all, most working women live in danger of losing it all”
— Ellen Bravo on BillMoyers.com
What if instead of flaming the media circus around Sheryl Sandberg, Marisa Mayer and Lena Dunham, we told stories about powerful women who aren’t already in the spotlight? And what if we measured power by, say, compassionate action, instead of executive status and salary?
…Women with any sort of success or advantage are supposed to be self-deprecating.”
— Why Do We Hate Successful Women? on Slate.com
The first Having a Ball Having it All live show was on Friday, and all in attendance did, indeed, have a ball. Listen in on my opening monologue, in which I get into character as Melody Bell, the perfect woman, and talk about phone calls with Beyonce, breast feeding my kids til they’re 6, rehabilitating llamas in Africa and so much more…
Can you get naked and still have it all?
“Attacking Judd for her nude scenes is part and parcel of the right’s current strategy to discredit promising female advocates,” says Think Progress in this article.