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Review: The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality

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For this anthology, Avital wanted to create a space where women could debunk the myth of the “good mother.” You know the one: every aspect of her life is perfect, and she does it all while raising perfect kids. She never has a meltdown, or goes a few days without showering, and her kids will probably grow up to be geniuses.

Well, guess what? That mom actually doesn’t exist. Read more ›

Review: Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office

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Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster My rating: 3 of 5 stars I checked out Jen Lancaster’s Read more ›

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Questioning Gender and Past in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town

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The first show I ever directed was Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. I was living in a small community, much different than the suburban sprawl where I grew up and the urban pulse of the city I frequented, so I found Read more ›

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Guest Post: The New Perfect Marriage

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The following is a guest post by Becky Beaupre Gillespie and Hollee Schwartz Temple, authors of Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood, which I reviewed here.              Hollee and her husband, John, started regular Read more ›