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Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Tuesday morning to do list

It feels good to make a list. It will feel better when everything's done. Check!

  • Hope that Rosa doesn't call in sick Update: She's here! All's right in my world!
  • Understand blogging a to do list is a form of procrastination.
  • Clean physical space. The things piled on my desk are bothering me. Is it garbage or does something important lurk underneath the articles clipped from magazines and the stacks of books?
  • Read Grace's emails about daycare for BlogHer Conference. Provide thoughtful feedback.
  • Drink more water.
  • Write blog entry about Mothers Club meeting on life-work balance. Omit names of speakers for sake of privacy. The information might be important to other moms or dads who are struggling with this issue.
  • Revise blog entry for inclusion in May Mothers Club newsletter. Include names.
  • Check email. Waste time. Drink some water. Pee.
  • Go running.
  • Eat lunch.
  • Read Rebel Dad's archives for his history with Leslie Morgan Steiner and his disgust with her use of the term "mommy wars."
  • Contemplate questions posed by Julie Klam in her "Women Who Blog" article in Glamour Magazine. As a blogger am I a self-absorbed exhibitionist? A groovy free spirit? Or just plain bored?
  • Read Parent Bloggers Face Off between Rebel Dad and LMS on the Washington Post website.
  • Write post for BlogHer site about Rebel Dad's face off with LMS on the Washington Post website. Evaluate his position as both a stay at home dad as well as a blogger in calling attention to what he feels is wrong about the title of the book and the fact she's inclined to bring back/re-initiate the mommy wars in order to ... sell books? push her own agenda? feel good about her decisions? promote her career? provide a forum in which women can tell their stories? all of the above? Question whether the face off helped to answer the questions of how to find life-work balance.
  • Drink water. Pee. Shower?
  • While researching the mommy wars from the SAHD's perspective and writing the BlogHer post, take notes for my review of Steiner's book Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families.
  • Start rough draft of book review. At least get my thoughts down on paper.
  • Work on May newsletter -or- procrastinate working on it until tomorrow.
  • Wish there were more hours in the day.
  • Blame the Patriarchy.

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