100 Years Ago: The Rights of a Mother

If you browse through parenting advice and articles today, certain ideas pop up again and again.  Children are disrespectful.  Mothers and fathers are overwhelmed.  Parents feel like they’ve lost themselves in the process of being parents!   This is a new phenomenon, right?  We are assured by our parents and grandparents, and perhaps even by…

Forty is Fabulous

The big four-oh showed up last week.  I am supposed to be mortified, according to society.  I ought to be grasping at my quickly waning youth with my desperately aging hands.  Or something like that. But I have to say, I like forty.   That isn’t to say that other times in my life were…