There is a Women’s Leadership Conference near you.
The closing keynote is Barbara Walters!
The second keynote speaker is Lara Setrakian, a Harvard educated foreign corespondent. She’s one of the best in her field..
(Wow, this sounds really good!)
The third keynote speaker is a white guy!
His most recent book is called, The Secret To Happy Families but he mostly writes about Biblical subjects.
(…I thought this conference was about leadership, and business, and…women?)
Haha come on, you didn’t think you could *actually* have an entirely female, secular space that was just about professional empowerment did you? WOMEN, amiright?
It’s back-to-school time and all of the parents on your Facebook feed are thrilled to have their lives back. That is, right after they stopped crying about the cost of sending their little monsters to class with new clothes, learning supplies and cell phones. And these days, if a kid’s at least 12, many think it’s time for them dial on their own.
Well, it used to be when you were 12, you were old enough to run your own babysitting business and stay out every night taking care of children without adult supervision.
It used to be when you were 12, you were old enough to provide overnight care to a toddler and you had the knowledge and tools to keep her from dying of croup.
It used to be when you were 12, you were old enough to lead a mutiny and captain a damn ship.
It used to be when you were 12, you could be part of the Hunger Games or whatever.
What I mean to say is let kids have their cell phones, we’re not letting them do anything else.
CO FUCKING SIGN
Another mom was giving me static for giving my kids cell phones in middle school, so you should have seen her flip a bitch when I told her it was because I let them walk themselves home from school (and I wanted them to be able to call me and check in).
Parents often talk about how each of their kids has different needs. What you don’t hear as much is that each kid often gets different parents. People change through experience and happenstance and just general erosion.
Carolyn Hax (via hello-the-future)
while we were all trying to find something to watch on Netflix, my little cousin burst into tears
after some coaxing on my end, she admitted that she was crying because she wanted to watch My Little Pony. i asked why that made her feel so sad. she said it was because she “wasn’t allowed to…
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