So much of the news and information directed at women these days seems determined to make us feel that our lives are somehow lacking. Not at HuffPost Women, which is designed to be a place where women can come to be informed, inspired, entertained, and celebrated.
As soon as I drew up summer reading lists with point systems and rewards, my 7-year-old was curled up with the dog on the couch reading Amulet (10 points) and her sister was asking why the library has to be closed on the Fourth of July.
"I'm sure there's a way to fit in the cleaning too," my husband suggests gently as I reflect on my busy work day. He says this rather cheerily as he picks off damp Honey Nut Cheerios from the backs of our kitchen chairs.
Arianna Huffington is not Latina but she shares with us a common denominator -- the immigrant experience. She's undeniably a connoisseur of the American dream, a triumphant woman that encapsulates and symbolizes the immigrant spirit.
While we live in comparatively great comfort, look at the disruption in our lives when it's so hot, even just by a few degrees. This makes me think about what those families are going through in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Some might say I could have waited until we were wheeled out of the operating room, but I began the conversation early. "Listen, there will be male people in the nursery," I warned, the moment her beanie-clad head hit my bosom. "Do not worry."
Make sure to plop your kids in front of the TV for a good two hours straight this Sunday. It's important. Sports -- like other cultural diversions -- provide a contemporary backdrop for family bonding.
Parents who desperately move to the country "for the kids" remind me of folks who won't let their children into the ball pit at a party. Sure, those ball pits are teeming with germs, but so is the world.