There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
-Edith Wharton

Everything I Know About Motherhood So Far

by lesliedinaberg on July 20, 2007

My son turns eight next week, and since it looks like I won’t be having another child to practice on, I won’t be needing a lot of these hard-earned lessons for my next kid. Therefore, I give them to you, gentle reader. 1. Forget all of those gender-neutral parenting plans you had. Once the epidural […]

Lucky Me

by lesliedinaberg on July 13, 2007

It’s Friday the 13th The rest of you might be knocking on wood or throwing salt over your shoulders, but today is my lucky day. That’s right. Friday the 13th is upon us, and I figure if you’re going to believe in superstitions, you may as well believe that good luck is just as likely […]

Raise Your Hand for Right Hand Rings

by lesliedinaberg on July 12, 2007

Your left hand says “we,” your right hand says “me,” according to a recent ad campaign sponsored by the Diamond Trading Company, the world’s leading diamond sales and marketing company. The “women of the world raise your right hand” campaign encourages modern women to buy themselves the diamonds they deserve. According to local jewelers, many […]

A Long Way Baby

by lesliedinaberg on July 6, 2007

You’ve come a long way, baby … but you’ve still got a long way to go “I’ve often thought there is nothing that makes a man a feminist faster than becoming the father of a daughter.” — Peggy Orenstein Title IX had its 35th birthday last week. It’s hard to believe that the statute designed […]