Being a Mother is Easy

Being a mother is easy.  That's what this comedian tells me, and he would know.(Bill Burr on being a mother.  Caution - adult language.)I admit, I laughed out loud at this bit.  It's true, in many ways, mothers have it easy.  When we stay at home, we do have the option of staying in our pajamas.  We can put in a DVD and give ourselves (at least a three-minute) break.  We play a lot of hide and seek, and we make many popsi...more

The ugly side of the beauty industry

The base concept is really simple: we have in our bodies lots of substance that don’t even exist in nature.From

Want a Feminist Son? Tips From a Veteran

Someone asked me how we raised feminist sons. I don’t have a checklist. And if I were to respond seriously, I’d start with something really corny: teach them to respect people – all people. The elevator man. The bus driver. Their best friend’s mom. The guy at the candy counter. Their friends. Their parents’ friends. Their baby sitter. They were Manhattan kids, but they were raised to think of the feelings of every person they met. Of course, that meant all women, too. That was an advantage. ...more

I agree about respecting all people.

I'd take it a bit further, too, to not making ...more

Remember the Dance?

Our Dependence & Our Dependents

If you are paying attention to news and economics you will eventually come across people warning about a financial calamity on the horizon.      These dooms-dayers are advising that we stock up on gold, learn to grow our own vegetables, buy a goat, get a few chickens, and ready our weapons.   They claim that dark days are upon us. ...more

Becoming Flame: Wisdom Dialogues

 From an interview with author Isabel Anders by Gary Entsminger of Pinyon Publishing: Are there special people (family members, other writers, friends) who have influenced your writing?...more

Depression: My Own Worst Enemy

It sneaked back in today, tickled my neck and when I went to itch the little bugger, the feeling clipped my fingers like a pair of shears: depression....more

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Habit # 1 Value - Are you loved and needed?

Do you feel loved? Sometimes, perhaps, but many times you don’t. You are a mom and your days are filled with too much work to finish and complaining kids. Chances are you are in the camp with the rest of us exhausted women who flop on the couch at 10 P.M. with a pint of almond fudge ice cream and try to calm yourself enough to get to sleep that night.  If you have teenagers you may seriously question their love for you. Conflict between you and your kids can peek during these teen years and conflict hurts. When our teens snarl, we take it personally....more

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Habit # 1 Understand Your Value as a Mother!

If every mother in America could wrap her mind around her true value as a woman and mother, her life would never be the same. We would wake up every morning excited for the day rather than dreading it and feeling as though we’d been hit by a truck during the night. We would talk differently to our kids, fret less about our husband’s annoying habits, and speak with greater tenderness and clarity. We would find more contentment in our relationships, let mean remarks roll off our backs, and leave work feeling confident in the job we performed....more

I just discovered some of your posts and am enjoying them. Love this one about parenting - ...more

Fear and A Frenchman

My blog was inspired by my son, my biggest fears and a hunky actor from France. If asked before I was a Mom what my biggest fears were, I would have told you the petty truth....more