Cry Baby

The older I get, the more I realize I'm a huge wuss. When I was younger, I used to think I was so strong. I never cried at anything, or at least not the right things. Sad movies, terrible events... these things stirred my heart, but never seemed to move me to tears. Instead, it seems, tears always formed for the wrong reasons: when I yawned, when I was nervous. I honestly always figured that it was because of this tear duct surgery I'd had as an infant. I just figured I was wired wrong. Boy was I wrong!...more

Tears Turn Men Off: Boo Hoo Hoo!

The Man Ray photo of a woman with thick mascara and tear drops scattered on her face caught my attention. The headline in the New York Times ("In Women’s Tears, a Chemical That Says, ‘Not Tonight, Dear’") made me roll my eyes. Before I endeavored to read about this most important scientific finding, I wondered, "Who paid for this?" At a time when budgets are being cut around the world, and human needs for basic amenities are rising, someone thought it was a good idea to study if women's tears turn men off? The waste of resources makes me want to cry. ...more

I agree with you--this is a seemingly very contrived study. Aside from the strangeness in ...more


Hubby and I have had our first taste of that part of parenthood dreaded almost as much as the birds and bees talk... colic....more

How Much Do You Care - About Yourself?

One of my neighbors commented on how time has flown by because my boy is already two.  She said, “Gosh, it seems like yesterday that you were pregnant!”  I said, “I know!” and smiled.  Then, I looked down and realized that I was wearing the same “lounge” pants and hooded sweatshirt that I wore around the neighborhood when I was pregnant.  Now I don’t believe that she thought the same thing about my clothes (but if she did, I’ll beat her up), but regardless, I felt sheepish....more

Meet Your New Boss. He's Angry.

Owning Emotions: The Compulsion to Comfort

By Joy MazzolaWho doesn’t love a good cry? Turns out a lot of people don’t. Of course, there are safe spaces where we can own our tears … workshops, retreats, support groups, the Pink Posse. But there is still much of the world where the sight of someone crying will send an entire room into a silent panic....more