“If you done it, it ain't bragging.” - Whitman

March 10, 2011

Fat Bat Hat Cat
Originally uploaded by anastasiav
Yes, this is me, the mommyblogger, just bragging about my child.

He loves to spell. He plays with his magnetic letters on a magnet board, with letters from an alphabet puzzle, with alphabet and spelling games on my phone, with any letters he can get his hands one. "Just let me spell one more word" is a frequent request before bed or a meal.

I'm just really proud of him, that's all.

Eight Hours for What We Will!

March 8, 2011

Driving home tonight (well after 7 pm) at the end of an eleven hour day I caught a little bit of an interview about the history of Unions on NPR's Fresh Air.

Not surprisingly, the history of the eight hour day caught my attention.

"ight Hours for Work, Eight Hours for Rest, Eight Hours for What We Will!" was the slogan. Overtime pay was designed, originally, to penalize employers for not hiring enough workers.

Interesing link with more on this.

Increasingly, being the breadwinner sucks. Does it make me a third-wave feminist to say that every family needs a stay at home mom, even if there are two working parents in it?