Honey, I’m (still) HOME!
identity

Honey, I’m (still) HOME!

I got confused before Christmas when working-mom friends talked about how they were looking forward to “the break”. You know, from work. For CHRISTMAS. I would just cock my head and blink at them. The “break”? You mean, when school and daycare don’t accept children, and we are meanwhile charged with directing (and largely performing) … Continue reading

I’m a feminist with my man’s surname.
identity / Judgey judgey / politics

I’m a feminist with my man’s surname.

I remember 10 or so years ago at my college-town bar eaves-dropping as a belligerent student verbally abused her future sister-in-law behind her back. “She refuses to take our name! Like she’s too good for us or something.” I’m still appalled that anyone could feel such entitlement over another individual’s intimate choices — over a … Continue reading