Kin Keeping: Finally A Definition For The Busy Work

When I first learned about the term “kin keeping,” I was amused. The quaint term aptly labeled what so many women think is naturally just their duty as a wife, friend, daughter, sister, mother—labeling it seemed like such a formality. But as author and women’s studies instructor Katie McLaughlin pointed out, providing a label also…
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Why I Don’t Say I’m In Love With My Son

Before I ever became a mother, I saw myriad posts and comments from parents about being in love with their child, or about falling in love with their newborn. While these sentiments sound wonderful and heartfelt, I have made the conscious decision never to say those words about my child. Why? Because I didn’t fall…
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