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Olivia Wilde's Glamour Breastfeeding Photo: What's the Point?


It is World Breastfeeding Week and Glamour magazine released its September 2014 issue with series of photos of Olivia Wilde. The photos feature Wilde in a diner. In some photos she has her baby with her and in others she is alone. One photo, a glamourous breastfeeding picture, shows Wilde sitting in a booth nursing her naked diaperless baby. Does this image help normalize breastfeeding or promote the commodification of mother-child moments?

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Guess Who's Going to ShiftCon With Me?

I'm speaking at ShiftCon

Last month, I announced that I had a couple of tickets to ShiftCon to give away.Working with a small committee of trusted changemakers, I reviewed the submissions for the complimentary tickets and chose three Canadian bloggers to go to Los Angeles this October. Come meet them.

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Why Do So Many Children Die in Hot Cars? 

child rear facing mirror

Each year, tragically, the issue of children dying in hot cars comes up. Most parents think it will never happen to them, but it does happen to regular parents who thought they'd never be the one. What do you need to know to reduce the risk of it happening to your child.

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Should You Change the Gender Roles in Your Marriage Because of a Study?


Last week researchers at the University of British Columbia released a study that looked at parents, children and gender roles. It found that fathers who do a greater share of the domestic chores have daughters who aspire to more male dominated, higher paying careers. So if dads want their daughters to be engineers or scientists or stock brokers instead of nurses or teachers or (gasp!) stay at home moms, they should do the laundry and the dishes more often. But is that how we should interpret the study's results?

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Moms, Trolls, Blog Comments and Rebecca Eckler's "Mommy Mob"

Internet Troll

When I first heard that Rebecca Eckler was going to be writing a book about the "Mommy Mob", I asked worriedly if she "names names". Then I went off and Googled to see if I'd ever written anything about Rebecca Eckler or if I'd ever commented on any of her blog posts. I knew of Rebecca and I knew I'd read some of her articles, but I didn't have a particular opinion of her or her writing before I learned that she was writing this book. But wow...some other people certainly have strong opinions and her book exposes these trolls in all their glory.

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