Will this be the moment when fathers finally listen? Combined as it is with every other social trend, is this what it will take to change the roles of fathers into what we've been hoping for and hinting at for years?
Childcare is becoming quite the topic at one of the two political convention, not in terms of whether Americans in general have access to it while on the job, but rather whether delegates do while on the convention floor.
The plan was to drop my son off at college this weekend and come home to write about my newly emptied nest. But then Isaac turned toward New Orleans, and my goal of being a laid back, non-helicoptering mother turned into something else, too.
Every few months, researchers unveil more proof that working moms are happier than stay-at-home moms. And every few months the same old debate erupts online about whether that can possibly be true. Let's make this time different.
Put aside for the moment the horrifying reality that Akin feels that some rapes are more "legitimate" than others. And let's focus on the fact that so many men in positions of power over women's health are so clueless about female biology.
I often say that I have never actually met a helicopter parent. At least not one who describes themself that way. Everyone KNOWS a helicopter parent -- one who hovers and intrudes and smothers -- but they are always someone ELSE.
I can't say that anymore.