Thank you for proving Princeton Mom wrong!

I read excerpts of the Princeton Mom book “Marry Smart: Advice for Finding The One” a couple of months ago, and I must say, I was pissed. In this book she advises women to get plastic surgery in high school, find a husband before graduating college, and not spend too much time focusing on their careers… ::Deep Breaths:: I know, I know, “to each their own” and we all have different aspirations in life. But seriously, I remember when Nicki Minaj did the Roman Holiday Performance at the 2012 Grammys, and one of my friends tweeted something about Nicki’s performance setting us back in time and  eliminating all the progress we had achieved in society when truthfully, I thought it was quite harmless as opposed to what Princeton Mom did with her book.

This is why I absolutely LOVED this open letter. I couldn’t care less about Clooney and his relationships, but I did enjoy reading about Amal and her impressive life/work resume (see how her mom is an accomplished professional as well? what a concept. She had time to interview Bill Clinton AND raise a kick-ass family? Pfffttttt blasphemy). To me it’s not a choice of successful career vs. family life. I think both are attainable through balance and in due time.

So back to the link I’m sharing – this piece, written by a wife no less (seeing married women calling BS on Princeton Mom is PRICELESS) is perfection. Being a working woman doesn’t mean you can’t end up with the man of your dreams. Are we clear Princeton Mom?

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Want to Help Your Kid Get a Job? Back Off

So beyond ridiculous. Taking your parent to an interview? Having them negotiate benefits for you? I know the market is hard and the process can be scary but SERIOUSLY? Disgusted.

TIME

My 21-year-old daughter, Emma, is one of 1.6 million students who will graduate from college this spring with a bachelor’s degree. Like most of them, she is looking for a job.

As parents, it can be a tricky time—trying to be sufficiently supportive of our kids without being too much of a crutch when they’re right on the cusp of independence.

In my house, hardly a day goes by when Emma doesn’t call to seek some kind of advice on the job front: Is it too soon to send a second email to a potential employer? Can you look over my cover letter? Is it OK to do a Skype interview if I’m too busy at school to come into the city?

My husband and I have suggested a few edits to her résumé, calmed her pre-interview jitters and even helped her make a few connections. But where do you…

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5 Things Making Women Less LadyLike

So beyond true to all of these. Time to stop acting like the cast of Jersey Shore.

James Michael Sama

I’ve been challenged. Each article I write about how men should act, I am challenged by those who call it “wildly sexist” and tell me that I would be obliterated by society if I were to write something similar about women.

Challenge accepted.

As a man, I write from the male perspective. This is why I typically write how I feel that men should act, because they are standards that I have chosen to hold myself to. But of course, I am equally aware that the modern-day female is much different than those in the past and some men question if they are “worthy” of the respect and chivalrous acts which I encourage.

I feel that every person should be respected as a human being, but certain popular trends make me curious about how our future generations will be raised.

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They call themselves a “bad bitch.”

I can’t stand this…

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