You know that phrase, Tiger Mom? Well, I am not a Tiger Mom. I mean, I obviously want my kids to do well and I’ll support them with every beat of my heart and make sure that they have as many opportunities as possible, but will I beat them over the head with guilt and discipline if they don’t spend three hours a day practising the French Horn? 650 more words
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I have had some wonderful times as a nanny, but I’ve also lived out The Nanny Diaries novel verbatim. No joke, I have actually been called “Nanny” by a Madison Avenue mom as she diverted her eyes and handed me her practically breathing fur coat to “check” in the closet. 484 more words
In Nina’s Power’s book One Dimensional Woman (Zero Books, 2010), she begins her penultimate chapter by asking “Whatever did happen to all those dreams of living differently?… Alternative living these days is more likely to refer to the fact that you’ve bolted a solar panel to your roof rather than undertaken any practical critique of the nuclear family” (2010, 57-58). 1,185 more words
I want to begin by making three declarations about child care.
Child care is not a women’s issue- like many other Canadian families, my spouse cares equally about where and how child care services are provided for our children. 1,021 more words