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Why You NEED to Take a Day Off (Hint: It's not about self-care)

I just spent the afternoon listening to the legendary author and feminist Gloria Steinem. Among the topics she addressed was the issue of democratic heterosexual households. She argued that society has convinced us there are "male" qualities and "female" qualities. However, when we realize that the "qualities necessary to raise children - patience, nurturing, attention to detail, empathy" - are HUMAN qualities, we'll have taken the first step towards a democratic household.

Why don't many men...

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There Is No Try

“Do or do not, there is no try. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” ―Anonymous

A few days ago Zach and I were doing our grocery shopping. My little man sat in the shopping cart, shooting two-tooth grins to anyone within range (except old men, he seems to dislike old men...). I wedged my cart between the deli section and the iced tea display and was making my beverage selection when a young man turned towards us. He couldn't have been more than 22 years old.

"What a great baby," he said....

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