What Happens When You Ask People Not to Say "Retard"

Let's say you have a child with disabilities who has cognitive delays, and when people jokingly use the word "retard" to call someone stupid, it bothers you. Let's say that in honor of Spread The Word To End The Word day, you decide to do a little project: For a few days you will message people on Twitter who use the word "retard" and let them know the r-word is derogatory to people with disabilities. You don't actually expect the word to disappear anytime soon or that people will instantly chop it out of their vocabularies. But maybe, just maybe, you can raise a little awareness. ...more

Well I tried to get some people in a chat I frequent to stop using the r-word. They won't, in ...more

Look Down: I'm in the Wheelchair

I didn't send out our Holiday cards this year. There were about 400 million reasons, from my hand cramping while trying to write your address to me just being lazy. But I'm sort of mad I didn't, because I need you to see me. See me as I am. As I am, right now, if I need to do anything that would require more than a walk around the block. I need you to see me in a wheelchair. ...more

One of my dearest friends in this life had RA. There were times, especially if we went to a ...more

Women Networking and Social Sites

Its funny how full circle I have come. I really was not searching for networking with other women, I started out by using the internet for stress reduction, I think I have found the end of the internet. When you start going back into yourself and seeking out humans then you know you have come to the end of the net. No longer satisfied by the virtual world, I seek other women and men too who I can identify with and bond with on a real human experience level....more

I too have the same interests as you. Just started blogging last month. You can visit by blog ...more

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

One and Done

My husband and I want only one child. You may not know this (especially if you've been able to survive the baby epidemic up until now) but having or wanting only one child makes you a bit of an anomaly. In fact, sometimes I feel as if people treat me like I'm contagious, as if my willingness to allow my uterus to shrivel up will most certainly send theirs into early retirement. I assure you I'm not that powerful.  For the most part....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

You'll Need To Pay Me To Make Another Capitalist

What is the most unique way women show their love of America?  By choosing to make more Americans. Did you know if we paid 32 Million educated, working American women $25,000.00 to have a baby next year it would cost $800 Billion dollars? That is the same amount as last year's "stimulus"....more

Thanks for adding that info about other countries.

Yes, the baby boomer thing is a serious ...more

Removing the Mystique #1: Multi-Dating for a Girl.

This is going to be a recurring topic on my site, hopefully.  Guys are always complaining about how complex women are; and how they don’t understand us.  Well fellas, you are right....more

Snooki & Her Situation

Sometimes the problems we choose to ignore reveal a lot about Moms in America. Like the Snooki situation. Photo courtesy of HotHits957 If you are like me and get your weekly dose of reality TV filtered through the comedy of 'The Soup's' Joel McHale on E!, you may have heard about Snooki. Snooki appears on the TV show 'Jersey Shore'....more

The Sweetness Of Motherhood...In Norway

I just love articles like these....more