So glad to have stumbled upon these pens “for her” — and the resultant reviews. My favorite (a 1-star):
I bought this pen (in error, evidently) to write my reports of each day’s tree felling activities in my job as a lumberjack. It is no good. It slips from between my calloused, gnarly fingers like a gossamer thread gently descending to earth between two giant redwood trunks.
On sharing pictures of “gendered” careers that show both men and women (and multiple ethnicities and ages). I love this project.
From my comment: I remember when we were at the midwife’s for one of my prenatal checkups that Mikko was really interested in the stethoscope and other instruments. While he was playing with them, we all said something to the effect of, “Maybe he’ll be a doctor one day.” And then I almost choked on it. Why not “a midwife” someday? Or a nurse, like his great-uncle?
It’s important to me she recognize I am an individual outside of being a mother. …
I don’t want her to hear these stories and know me as an individual only in the past tense–what I used to do or who I used to be.Beyond a stay-at-home mom, who am I now?
Lotsa lotsa good thoughts about staying home vs. working outside the home in this post and in the comment conversations.
Disney vs. other versions, a guest post from Shannon of Pineapples & Artichokes.
When I played princess as a kid, I always focused on the before part of life, usually making up my own stories about things that happened in between or before the written versions. But much of ‘imaginative’ play for little girls nowadays is focused on non-active pursuits. Boys are encouraged to be race car drivers, pirates, firemen, military men. They get to save people and fight. Girls are encouraged to shop and be pretty. Both of those things are fine, but what are we teaching them when that’s all we expect?What are we teaching boys when they can’t do those things too?