Are Working Breasts Offensive?

Is Alyssa Milano hoping to become the public face of breastfeeding? And do we need one? If that was Milano’s plan, the actress is well on her way. In the last few weeks, she has shared two photos of her breastfeeding new daughter Elizabella on Instagram. The more recent snap has Milano essentially re-enacting Gisele Bundchen’s … Continue reading

Mission Impossible: Dressing My Daughter Modestly

Dressing my fashionable three-year-old is a daily project. She’s a feisty toddler with opinions about everything—especially what she wears. I love that about her. Thankfully, it’s not too hard to please us both on weekdays. She’s thrilled to wear endless pink and anything Hello Kitty, and I’m pleased when she dresses weather appropriately. The larger … Continue reading

Mothers Can Be More Productive at Work

Ambitious women, rejoice. If you can master time management, you may not have to choose between a powerhouse career and a happy family life. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently published a study disproving the conventional wisdom that mothers must be less professionally productive, by examining the publication frequency of 10,000 academic economists. In fact, … Continue reading

Does Your Professional Conference Welcome Mothers?

You’ve decided to off-ramp while raising young children, but you don’t want your professional muscles or networks to atrophy. So, what do you do? The best solution this independent writer has found is attending conferences. Many organizations talk a good game about work-life balance, but professional reality often clashes with parenthood. There is little understanding or … Continue reading

Keira Knightley’s Topless Wisdom

Brava, Keira Knightley! Well, sort of. Knightley recently agreed to (NSFW) pose topless for Interview magazine in return for a promise not to Photoshop the picture. The actress, who is accustomed to having her image retouched, told Time, “That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them … Continue reading