TECH COMPLACENCY – WHAT WE STILL NEED TO LEARN ABOUT IDENTITY VERIFICATION

 With more apps helping us manage our lives – whether it’s mobile banking, mobile shopping, or ordering a cab for the night – identity fraud remains arguably the biggest problem that too many businesses aren’t thinking enough about. If large corporations like Target, Sony, and Home Depot aren’t able to protect themselves or their customers’ data, then we all have much more to learn. ...more

What Kind of Writer Are You?

Almost 9 years ago, I received an email out of the blue from Denise Tanton asking if I wanted to write about infertility for BlogHer. I had been writing about infertility on my blog, Stirrup Queens, and she thought the subject matter would be a good fit for the editorial section of the BlogHer site. I came here to write about infertility. I was an infertility writer. If I wanted to be generous and stretch it, I could call myself a reproductive health writer. ...more
My path has been very similar to your path. I'm a writer because I write, thanks in no small ...more

A Witch Needs No Explanation

Identify Yourself

Post also published on Countess' Pen...more

Do You Know Who You Are?

As a child I always knew I was adopted. There was never a time I didn’t know. I knew my mother and father were musical, I had several siblings and I was 5 1/2 months old when they “got” me. I knew my last name and where I was born. I also knew I was given away at birth....more

In a Stereotypical World, My Role is Not the Model

Our days begin early in a foggy routine, long before the sun rises on a school day. We don’t say much, we usually just chat about the weather. But this morning, mere minutes before my teenager ran out the door to catch the school bus, he said he was having trouble with the fight of feminism. Really? That was an eye-opening interlude from the protein shake to good-bye. ...more

My kid was spit on at school yesterday

She didn't tell me. She didn't tell anyone at school.My kid was spit on. Intentionally. She was spit on by a kid one grade behind her, at the behest of her ex-best friend. The two have had a falling out in recent weeks.I don't care that this kid's moms are going through a divorce. I don't care that she resents one of her moms for her mental illness or that she is angry that she is an IVF baby or that she has a kidney issue that will be with her for her whole life.I know my kid....more

On Being Ourselves, Whoever That Is

Post No. 2: Caitlyn Jenner

Bruce Jenner has decided, for all intents and purposes, that he is a woman.   He wants to be called Caitlyn.  I can do that.  He also wants to be referred to as “she,” but I feel doing so would be abetting a lie that he believes about himself.Dangerous territory I am heading into, isn’t it?   My pronoun usage alone is enough to get me in trouble!...more

Here's to Sisterhood

It can be difficult being a woman. Lately, I see women as competitors rather than sisters.  I look at a woman and see thinner, better looking,  luckier, or more successful. That's the wrong image to have of sisterhood. We should be supporting each other or guiding one another, not critiquing or criticizing other woman. How can I ever measure up to her? She's so young and so fit.  I can't.  Simply because I am not her or can never be her. I was never made to be anyone else but me. The only thing I can do is be the best me. To try each new day to reach my potential....more
You've got my support!!! this is right on point! love this positive message! keep them coming :-)more
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