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Jennifer Cowie King
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Jennifer Cowie King is the author of the blog, Motherscribe, where she writes about parenthood, self-exploration, and feminism. She was a Shield of Honor Finalist in 2010, recognizing California women who have gone above & beyond their role as a mom to inspire and help others. In 2009, the BlogHer organization chose her as BlogHer of the Week. She has also been featured on the radio show, Motherhood Unplugged, at KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, and their two children.

Entries by Jennifer Cowie King

I Am Sending My Kids to Private School, I am NOT a Bad Person

(45) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 12:54 PM

For the last four years, my children have attended a public charter school. They went back to school this week to a different school. A private one. According to Allison Benedikt from Slate, this makes me a bad person -- "Not bad like murderer...

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Let's Stop Judging Mothers for Mother's Day

(3) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 3:26 PM

As a culture, we are living in a time of maternal scrutiny, the likes of which have never been seen or experienced. Imagine parenting through the looking glass, or an Orwellian population of glassholes, and there you have it. Engaged in so much righteous comparison of one another's...

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Sex in the Midst of Legos and Cookie Crumbs

(83) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 3:53 PM

While on vacation this summer with our 7- and 8-year-old at my parents' beach house, my husband and I had a rare opportunity to sneak away for a daytime tryst. Feeling almost desperate for some quality time in a bed together in which we were both awake, we headed over...

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The Fallout From the She Said/He Said "Chore Wars"

(3) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 4:24 PM

According to the latest research in the recent Time cover article, "Chore Wars," by Ruth Davis Konigsberg, "... husbands and wives have never before had such similar workloads." I don't know what goes on in your house, but the She said/He said parental debate of who does more...

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Mommy Bravado and the Darkness of Motherhood

(3) Comments | Posted June 16, 2011 | 2:03 PM

Motherhood, it's complicated. It's easy to talk of the joys and wondrous moments. There are many, and they are indescribably luscious. But, there is a dark side to motherhood, and it has relevance, too. We don't talk about it, because it appears unseemly. Or worse, that any revelation of dissatisfaction...

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Can We Stop Using the Word "Tramp"?

(77) Comments | Posted May 6, 2011 | 10:04 AM

Over the last 10 years, the sexualizing of younger and younger girls has become a hot ticket item. Overwhelming in its scope, and fueled by retail sales, business is booming, and like it or not...we are assaulted by little girls "looking hot" on a daily basis.

Perhaps most outrageous of...

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