Our Tiny Rebellions

Joelle Boneparth
Subtle wins for women doing it all.
Created 16 Mar 2021
  • Decentralized ambition
    19 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    A woman I worked for once called me “ambitious.” Not in the way that gets foiled in gold and pressed onto a sweatshirt. No, I knew what she meant. She thought I was threatening, ruthless, and untrustw...
  • Kourtney and Travis are what everyone hopes their second acts would be
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Where there is smoke, there is fire. I learned this concept young, from my beloved tabloid magazines long before I ever witnessed it in the flesh as an adult. And last February, my honed skills confir...
  • Do your kids know you drink? Mine do.
    22 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Seasoned parents know there is a distinct moment the party is over. You have been orbiting around a living, breathing little person for years, but she is more Furby than child, more referred to in the...
  • Pumpkin spice basic
    08 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    September. A leaf falls at your feet. A breeze kisses your hair. A season shows its first colors, eager to delight with transitions that will challenge but reward you. And you. Who are you? You are a ...
  • This is the house my kids will destroy
    01 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    We moved into this house, our first, five years ago. As a new parent and new homeowner, I rushed to make my mark: fresh paint, window treatments, light fixtures, and our first couch that didn’t need t...
  • The best elastic pants
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    I don’t miss buttons – anything about them. The difference between a form-fitting pair of pants and an assault on my waistline is so subtle, it can shift with one sip of seltzer. I’ve long questioned ...
  • Why is the U.S. failing our children - and their parents, too?
    17 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    In early summer, we had just returned home from our first guilt-free, parents-only vacation in years. The trip was guilt-free in a dual sense: both that we knew we deserved real time away and that we ...
  • The privilege to turn off
    10 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    The remnants of Hurricane Ida decimated the mid-Atlantic last week. Rivers overflowed in the town next door, leaving people stranded on the roofs of their homes and hoods of their cars. I’m told this ...
  • The things we thought we'd need
    05 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Last holiday season, I treated myself to a KitchenAid stand mixer, after ten months that changed my outlook on everything. I had never been much of a baker, but there I was, hand-kneading dough and bo...
  • When you WFH, even laundry requires boundaries
    28 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    It is a myth that I enjoy doing laundry. A wives’ tale born in Manhattan, somewhere in a dank basement after a neighbor left my undies piled in a soaking wet mound atop a communal washing machine. Eve...
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