Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hey! I need your help! Please take this quick, 4-question survey...

I'm working on my presentation for the "Inspired Family: A Mindful Parenting Conference" and I need a little bit of YOUR input. Can you please take this quick survey? I'm not looking for anything other than your honesty. And, please send it to your friends - I need a good sample! Have a great day!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Who are you Amy Glass? And, why are you making so much noise?

Have you heard of Amy Glass?  I hadn't either until last week when one of her recent blog entries entitled I Look Down on Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I'm Not Sorry appeared on my newsfeed.  Take a look:
http://thoughtcatalog.com/amy-glass/2014/01/i-look-down-on-young-women-with-husbands-and-kids-and-im-not-sorry/

I'm glad that I was drinking a beer and waiting for pizza when I read it, because I may have written my response prematurely and it would have been much different than the one that I am currently writing.  I've got my priorities straight: pizza and beer before rants.  I was pissed at first because the author had made some pretty strong assumptions about women.  All I could think about was my wife, friends, and family members who have chosen to become parents and still have been incredibly successful in other aspects of their.   This is fact.  And, that fact proved to me that Ms. Glass was uninformed and just being noisy.

So, after digesting my food and the ridiculous comments in her piece, I came to a conclusion.  Ms. Glass doesn't know if she is a feminist, an anti-feminist, or just militant.  She does believe that she is doing us all a service by bringing up topics that usually cause a ruckus.  Rather than calling her lonely and an idiot like most people had already done, I wanted to explain to her that she clearly misunderstands the point of feminism.  I wanted to explain to her that condemning women for making certain choices is the exact opposite of feminism.  It is the exact opposite of empowerment.  It is ignorance.  I figured my perspective might be helpful since I am obviously a male who is a feminist.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Announcement!

I'm excited to announce that I will be providing a workshop at the Inspired Family: A Mindful Parenting Conference on March 22, 2014 at Temple University.  We'll be exploring the negative and positive images of the SAHD perpetuated in the media and by society as a whole during this interactive workshop.  For more information about the conference and the sponsoring organization, go to: http://inspiredfamilyblog.wordpress.com.