Mommy Mayor

June 5, 2020

There are both too many things to say and nothing to say. I am horrified and yet unsurprised, I am heartbroken for my friends who fear for their children, who have to have “the talk” with their young sons. I am longing for a leader who will work to weave the country back together rather than rip us ...

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Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever) Or how I put my skills to work in this new world   Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking ...

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Here’s a snapshot of my own mothering in the age of corona: Today I’ve got a webinar pulled up on my laptop,  my phone is dinging as answers to my questions about property tax grace periods roll in, there’s at least one call of “I’m hungry” from the next room and I’m cutting up construction ...

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Earlier this week,  New York canceled its Democratic primary in an effort to keep people “safe,” in doing so they are failing to keep democracy safe. At a time when our residents are sheltering in place, when our healthcare system is being pushed to its breaking point, when our economy is paused ...

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I’ve watched anxiously as Pennsylvania and New York City schools announced the end of the in-classroom instruction for the school year. In the case of New York those orders will pulled back by the Governor.  Here in New Jersey I was happy to see a wait and see approach giving us time to understand ...

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Everyone wants to go back to normal. I don’t -  I’m ready to make a new normal that looks a lot less like the life we’ve all been living a bit more like what we have today (without the social distancing and the economic devastation). I think about a story I saw shared on social media the other ...

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Six years ago I started this journey that I called Mommy Mayor. I was embarking on my third year on council, my first term as Mayor and I did so with a toddler and infant in hand. I started Mommy Mayor as an opportunity to highlight all that woman can do, to bring awareness to the successes and ...

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