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Moms On The Front Line

April 19, 2011

Last Friday morning I was sitting in a conference room at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans, listening to Abigail Disney speak about her documentary films and about her belief in the importance of telling women’s stories. She made a film about women and war, she said, because women have historically been written out of that story. And why have they been written out the story? she asked.

Ooh, I thought. Excellent question. I pulled out my notebook and started scribbling. We could ask that about the story of the family, I wrote, thinking of all the times that I’ve argued that mothers have historically not been the tellers of stories about the family. Why have women been written out of that story?

And then I scrawled a big inky question mark beside those notes. Wrong question, I wrote, and drew a fat black arrow back to Abigail Disney’s original remark. Keep reading…

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Random Gratitudes And Pink Boots And Other Miscellany

April 13, 2011

I’m on my way to New Orleans today, to speak at the Mom 2.0 Summit. That’s awesome and all – I’ve never been to New Orleans, so that’s exciting, and Mom 2.0 is always fantastic – but honestly, I’m getting a little tired of airplanes. Anyway. Random whatevers:

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My Blog Went To Houston, And All It Brought Back Was This Stupid Photoshop Tableau

February 24, 2010

(Photoshop narrative contrived by Jenny; random badness embodied by – from left to right – Karen, me, Laura, Jenny, Jyl, Rachael, and Alison, who took me down immediately after this photo was taken. Sarcastic spirit fingers, apparently, do not frighten her.)

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A Meerkat A Day Keeps The Psychotherapist Away

December 9, 2009

I am so emotionally spent from having written – and moderated discussion in – yesterday’s post that I may not be able to post anything more than pictures of meerkats or toddlers for a couple of days. Maybe just the toddlers. I don’t have a meerkat. Not pictured: meerkat. In the meantime, you could join [...]

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