Should we automatically assume that the woman running the company is doing more...– 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
Beyond Sheryl, Marisa and Lena →
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...– Why Do We Hate Successful Women? on Slate.com
The first Having a Ball Having it All live show...
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.
Having a Ball Having it All: the theme song....
Live Show Tonight!
Funny ladies like Aparna Nancherla and Meghan O’Keefe weigh in on what it means to “have it all” tonight at 9:30! Details and tix
Every woman I know who feels like she “has it all” — and there are many — has...– Sarah Lacy
Seth MacFarlane is a Boob. →
At a moment when Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook chief operating officer, talks about how women have to “lean in” in the workplace, Seth MacFarlane pops up from behind to say, “So we can see your boobs.” - The New Yorker
Michelle Obama: has it all + bangs. Quvenzhané Wallis: can’t quite have it all ‘cause she’s only 9, but she’s well on her way. Renee Zellwegger: has all the botox.
If women can have it all, why are they still... →
A roundtable discussion hosted by NYTimes columnist Gail Collins.
In Nordic countries, men and women can both have... →
That settles it: I’m moving to Sweden.
As she told GQ, she feels more complete now. “Giving birth made me realize...– Beyonce’s Message: Women Can Have it All (New Republic)
Bad data in equals bad data out. Algorithms that dating sites have spent...– Love in the Age of Data – how one woman hacked her way to happily ever after (via explore-blog)
You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they...– Cheryl Strayed (via poco-cocoa)
How Grandmothers Help Us Have it All →
WTF is "household power"? →
Hilary Hilariously Has it All →
Wellesley Underground: A Farewell Address from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by Langan Kingsley ‘08 @thisislangan via wellesleyunderground
Movement and change are the essence of our being; rigidity is death; conformity...– Virginia Woolf, Montaigne (via fuckyeahvirginiawoolf)
Day Kajillion: A Year of Having it All
Clearly this daily journal thing has lost steam. Or, more to the point, I got bored with it. So let’s just say it will be an occasional series, not a daily one. I know, I know, you’re heartbroken - you’d grown so accustomed to it, how will you go on, and so forth. I’m sorry to let you down. I’ve just gotten really excited about other projects, including putting...
Our disrespect for thinking: someone sitting in a chair, gazing out of a window...– Alain de Botton (via tides-of-a-freespirit)
On balancing motherhood with the rest of my... →
My latest rumination on the topic…
Days 33 & 34: A Year of Having it All
Yesterday was a perfect day. Hubby, baby and I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, then took the subway to the Lower East Side and explored Essex Market - then capped it with a drink (milk for baby) at the Whiskey Ward, our favorite bar. So strange - we never thought we’d be there with a baby! But she had a grand old time, in part due to the presence of two ceiling fans — her favorite...
On Being a Mother and an Artist →
In 2008, I asked artist Keri Smith how she balanced being a mother and an artist. This is her incredibly heartfelt, thoughtful and honest response.
Day 32: A Year of Having it All
I’m back! Did you miss me? Don’t answer that. Good things that happened today: This morning, my daughter’s happiness lit up the entire house. She just squealed and squealed with delight. My heart overflowed with joy. I got to take a bath, with a Lush bath bomb, while reading The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp (which I’m loving). I started fleshing out my vision for my...
Finding the Light Within Us
I’ve been silent since Sandy Hook, unable to consider that “having it all” means anything more than “having life.” This blog felt petty. But of course, to live life means to wrestle with its meaning — at least, for many of us, it means this. And so I resume my exploration, with you, of what fulfillment looks like for us lady-folk in the year 2012, as it turns...
There is only one way in this world to achieve true happiness, and that is to...– How to Avoid Work – a 1949 guide to doing what you love (via explore-blog)
Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back.– Eve Ensler, I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World (via creatingaquietmind)
Me Time & Merry Christmas
This morning I wrote a monologue for my March 1st show (tied to this blog), during a long walk around my parents’ neighborhood. It felt so good, after not exercising in days. Prior to the writing-walk I nursed my daughter and played with her and since then I’ve done a million other things and it’s only 10:30am (not even). “Doing nothing” is an increasing impossibility...
Teachers and Mothers: Our Real Heroes After...
“We protect the weakest members of our society together. This is how we face tragedies, how we heal ourselves in their wake, and how we prevent them. The problem is bigger and broader than one shooter or one parent. And so the answer isn’t just gun control (although we could use more of it) or mental-health-care mandates (although we could use those, too). It’s that we, as a nation, need to...
We should focus in on our ideas and make sure that we own them, that we’re truly...– Alain de Botton
I can’t find it within myself to blog about “having it all” just yet. As I said the other day, just being alive feels like having it all. I’m hugging my daughter close and keeping an eye out for the helpers, as Mister Rogers so sagely advised we do at times like this…
Today it is hard to think of “having it all” as meaning anything more than simply, profoundly having life.
Day 18: A Year of Having it All
I met with a life coach. I think I’m excited.
5 Questions on Having it All: Vol. 1
Tara, age 29, is a writer/editor, yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner What does “having it all” mean to you? Having a balance in all aspects of life. A stable financial foundation, a job I find fulfilling that doesn’t exhaust me, friends who will love me and support me and help me stay grounded without judgement, the ability to spend lots of quality time with my family, a clean...
What, exactly, is ‘having it all,’ anyway? Rising to the top of your...– Doree Shafrir, I Don’t Want to Have it All, Buzzfeed
What happens when you let an unsatisfactory present go on long enough? It...– Louise Erdrich (via creatingaquietmind)
The loudest voices in the culture tell us mostly that we have to act and look...– Meredith Walker, co-founder with Amy Poehler of Smart Girls at the Party, in an article about giving back
Day 17: A Year of Having it All
While nursing my exhausted baby daughter right before putting her to bed, I hear my dog nosing his way into the trash in the next room, where I threw out a container of bad edamame last week after it made me sick. If I intervene with the dog I will startle the baby / disrupt her sleepy ride to sleepy-time, so I ignore the dog, but his scarfing noise is starting to get her attention, so I turn on...
A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she...– Maya Angelou (via cosmicspread)
Day 16: A Year of Having it All
Today I gave myself permission to slow down. It’s been a big year (understatement). I can take this month to contemplate, rest, gather my strength, and prepare for the year ahead. Ahhh.