Don’t Poke The Bear

September 13, 2010

I’m cranky. I haven’t slept in three days, I’m having a bad reaction to my travel vaccines, and yesterday I thought I lost my iPhone. So, I feel how she – Emilia, above, interrupted in the middle of an ice-cream break – looks: like an angry carny who’s just discovered someone’s been messing with her [...]

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Why Plants Are Easier To Raise Than Children

September 10, 2010

Plants are shaped by cultivation and men by education. .. We are born weak, we need strength; we are born totally unprovided, we need aid; we are born stupid, we need judgment. Everything we do not have at our birth and which we need when we are grown is given us by education. — Jean [...]

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Summer Is A State Of Mind

September 7, 2010

It’s still summer, right? It’s still hot, and school hasn’t started, and there’s a pair of white capris hanging in my closet that I haven’t yet had an opportunity to wear. So. I’m just going to go ahead and declare this week pre-autumn and anyone who has a problem with that can take it up [...]

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A Rock Is Not Necessarily A Hard Place

September 3, 2010

Like mother, like daughter.

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This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

August 20, 2010

If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop? — Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication On The Rights Of Women (Chapter 3) (Photographosophy, Pissy Feminist Edition.)

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Mutha’s A Sucka

July 22, 2010

I found this in the laundry pile tonight. I burst into tears, and I haven’t yet stopped crying. Where did that baby go? Where did that baby go? How is it that time slipped past me so quickly, that she grew and grew and grew and the baby she was slipped away – while I [...]

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Performativity For Four Year Olds

July 21, 2010

There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender… identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results. – Judith Butler (Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity)

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When Mama’s Away…

July 19, 2010

… the kids will just end up in the backyard in diapers and bathing suits, faces unwashed, playing with sundry bits of Goodwill-bound baby equipment and also a skateboard.

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How To Know When You Are Sleepy

June 28, 2010

It is very important, when you are staying up after your bedtime so that you can be awake when Mommy gets home, even though Mommy is having trouble getting home, and it is getting very late, it is very important that you know how to tell when you are sleepy, and when you are not, [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Sugar And Spice And Air Guitar Edition

June 9, 2010

My daughter on Saturday: My daughter on Sunday:

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