Baby Micro-Aggressions

Baby Micro-Aggressions
Dear Colleagues: In the last week at work, I have been told no less than three times that I should hurry to have kids. Two of those comments came from male coworkers, and one came from my female boss who has several children. What is wrong with people that they feel this is an appropriate work topic, much less any of their business? I understand that sometimes people make these comments from a “good” place or with “good” intent. For example, they waited too long and had ... Read more
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Mother’s Day Should Be Every Day

Mother’s Day Should Be Every Day
This year, Mother’s Day is the tenth of May. It has fallen on the second Sunday of May since President Woodrow Wilson declared it a national holiday in 1914. In the past 100 years, the day has become increasingly commercial. Weeks in advance, stores and catalogs start advertising cards and gifts and flowers. If you are fortunate enough to have a mother you love, you won’t want to miss acknowledging her on her special day. While you are at it, ask your mom, or, better yet, your ... Read more
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Do NOT Text Your Mother Today

Do NOT Text Your Mother Today
Every time a group of women get together, the topic of children comes up. If there are mothers of young adults present, the conversation always turns to the fact that they never get to actually talk to their kids anymore. They only receive text messages. Many women claim that their children use texting to avoid having to talk with them. They explain that when they call their daughters or sons, their calls don’t get answered. Instead, shortly after the unanswered call, the parent ... Read more
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