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Featured, Having It All »

[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 50,020 views]
Our Sons Are Changing Fatherhood, But Can Men Have It All?

The notion of “Having It All” has been with us since the early days of the women’s movement. It was maddening to us at Ms. magazine to see how the empowering-sounding phrase was used against us by the individuals and institutions that had a vested interest in the status quo. By highlighting the impossibility of having it all professionally and personally, the question distracted from the real issue — that women are entitled to have equal access to it all.

Family & Friends, Featured »

[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 3,810 views]
Parenthood: What’s A Couple Of Kids<br />Between Friends?

Suzanne Braun Levine,

A few weeks ago my 25-year-old daughter mentioned that the first of her friends was pregnant. “It’s weird,” she said. To which I replied, “I know. In my experience, having a friend get pregnant was much more disruptive to the friendship than having one get married.”

I was reminded of that conversation when I saw the new movie Friends With Kids. Charming as it is, I was disappointed that the movie didn’t really address the stresses between friends who never have kids and those who do. I have been both.

Family & Friends, Featured »

[21 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 2,967 views]
“EXCLUSIVE: The Biology of<br /> Nurturing Fathers” By Louise W. Knight

“A new study that finds testosterone declines in proportion to nurturing fatherhood is mind-blowing in many ways that are meaningful for family life and our understanding of fatherhood.

I was afraid that the findings would be used against nurturing men, taunting them with loss of virility and status along with “loss” of testosterone, so I hope you will all share this supportive analysis with all those women and men who are trying so hard to reinvent parenting on kinder, gentler terms.

Featured, Second Adulthood »

[6 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 3,067 views]

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An early Mother’s Day Gift!

Dear Suzanne,
I’m half-way through your terrific book, and couldn’t wait to write you; I’m underlining on every page, and have just ordered two more copies, gift-wrapped, for friends turning fifty.
A few months ago, my own book, The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir, was published by Grand Central. I didn’t know it till this morning, when I began reading yours, that what I’d actually written was missive from deep within The Fertile Void. There were many …