In Praise of Childcare

In Praise of Childcare

I feel like I could write this entire blog post in one sentence, and that sentence goes like this: I am so effing grateful for childcare. But since you’ve all come to know me as a bit more, well, verbose, hear me out. When L was born, I proudly stayed home from...
What the Fork Is For Dinner?

What the Fork Is For Dinner?

My friend Mattison sent me this video the other day of her parents preparing a feast for Chinese New Year. Immigrants from China via Vietnam, they worked for hours—days—weeks?—preparing the food. The level of food prep is astounding. There are scenes of her mom...
How to Be an Activist: Five Practical Tips

How to Be an Activist: Five Practical Tips

The other day, I asked my friend Sho, founder of my Indivisible activism group, what political stuff she was working on. “Honestly,” she said, “these days I’m mostly just trying to advocate for my daughter to get the school services she...