A 2014 report in Daily Mail suggests that there are 1.8 million single parents in UK out of which 650,000 are not into any sort of active work. Though there is benefit support from government however, still single parents face challenges when it comes to money....more
Emergency responders have to be made of strong stuff. Not only do they have to deal with victims of various kinds of natural disasters but also decide on who receives medical attention and who does not. This particular decision making process is best described as triage and in a disaster scenario it is perhaps the quickest way in which limited medical resources can reach the neediest recipients in as efficient a way as possible.Complexity...more
Mother's Day, at least according to Hallmark, is about showing your love and appreciation for your mother. When you're estranged from your mother, it's often yet another painful reminder of what should have been instead.
Before you resign yourself to a miserable day, take heart: there are ways to reduce the grief of being motherless, even and especially, on Mother's Day.
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In my maternal great-grandmother Lillian’s dining room, next to the buffet that held her special-occasion silverware, was a lovely little writing desk with a feather quill, according to my mom.To the right of the desk was a full-length closet door mirror. If you turned to look into the mirror while sitting at the desk, you’d almost think there were more and more rooms tunneling deeper inside it....more
Mother's Day is fine if you have either a mother or children. Otherwise, it's difficult, confusing, and even annoying. And for some people, worse than that.Let's think about this. Childless women...more
You'd think I'd be better at being the mom of a tween. After all, I've already been one with my now-teen daughter, who is -- thanks for asking -- still speaking to me. But with her younger sister,I feel like I'm starting all over again.
Hello, I am 38. I was born on September 18th 1977 and I don’t have a problem with that. Maybe I should not borrow the universal intro from AA meetings, as a means to mock a problem that I don’t have. Well, it’s out there now but it’s not with the intent of being insensitive toward real issues by making light of any real addictions that our society are plagued with. Having said that, I am speaking to our beautiful women and our grace in ageing....more
One of my favorite things about my job at Mom-mentum is spending time with members in their Mothers' Centers. That's what I was doing a few weeks back when the conversation turned to going back to work (the paid kind, OUTSIDE the home!)....more