Lilly Ledbetter’s Courageous Acts Pump Up Your Pocketbook

Hey, Women: Want to earn a cool half million? That’s about what the average woman loses over a career lifetime due to gender inequities in pay for the same jobs as men. ...more

Mark your calendar: Playful holidays abound in 2009!

Did you know there are lots of playful, child- and service-focused holidays to celebrate throughout 2009? Here's a short list - tell us in the comments how you plan to celebrate! ...more

You Don't Need A New Years Resolution If You Have FAITH!

2007 was an emotional roller coaster for me. I went through a divorce, I lost my job, I lost my house and I entered into a custody battle for my daughter.   I've always been a really strong woman, but 2007 tested my strength like it had never been tested before. ...more

Breastfeeding until age 3, 4 or 5 - more common than you think?

When my daughter was born four and a half years ago, I had no plan for how long I would breastfeed her, I just knew that I would start off breastfeeding and then go with the flow. It so happens that in our case going with the flow meant that one month shy of her fourth birthday she was still nursing (albeit only once a day), and as I would soon discover, we weren't the only ones on this path. I wrote my thoughts about this shortly before her fourth birthday in a post titled On Nursing a Preschooler. ...more

My little one is approach 5yrs old and I am still breastfeeding. I have seen African women ...more


She woke up with a urinary tract infection. Burning pain as she peed, the feeling that her bladder was dropping out of her body, blood on the toilet paper. Yeast infection well in effect, with an itch that was dull yet perpetual. The two go hand in hand, she found out. Blurred senstion behind her eyes, feeling utterly exhausted. She still didn't want those pills. So she took out her books and began to read. Bladder infection signifies being angry, usually at someone close to you, "pissed-off" literally. ...more

Depression hits working moms hard

The holiday season is in full force - a time that, at least in theory, should be filled with joy and happiness. But what if you find yourself having feelings that are far from those of joy and happiness? Feelings of hopelessness, agitation, guilt and even lifelessness? ...more

I'm sorry you've been battling depression for so long. Is there anything in particular that's ...more

Giving birth can be good, ecstatic, and even orgasmic

Last week, Lisa Belkin, parenting blogger at The NY Times, wrote about the upcoming 20/20 special on the film "Orgasmic Birth." The topic apparently hit a nerve with many, many people as she quickly received more than 500 comments. Many people, as to be expected, are skeptical. Mir of Woulda Coulda Shoulda had the most humorous response I read to the idea. As soon as I ...more

I just read about this in Christiane Northrop's book "Mother-Daughter Wisdom" and at ...more

Ask President-elect Obama to make breastfeeding a priority

This morning President-elect Barack Obama reaffirmed his strong commitment to health care reform. The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) believes that breastfeeding is an "essential public health issue" and should be a high priority for the incoming administration. In light of this, the USBC has created a petition urging President-elect Obama to make breastfeeding a high priority. ...more

There are MANY more things that need to be brought up such as Childhood Cancer Research which ...more

The Day Someone Came To Kill All The Women

Over at BlogHers Act Canada, we usually focus on two broad sets of issues: the environment and family health. This week, one of our writers opened up a discussion on something that has nothing to do with saving trees or cutting carbon emissions, and that is only tangentially related to health, but something that nonetheless demanded attention for the simple reason that we're women. And for women, the issue of hatred directed violently toward women always deserves and demands our attention. ...more

Everyone Can do Something

Every Sunday morning I enjoy breakfast with some friends at the local Bob's Big Boy. I enjoy their buffet and like being able to read my Sunday paper in peace and leave it there for others. I am usually up by 8:30 and out the door by 9ish. This Sunday, I awoke late and lazed about checking emails and Twitter and such, and wondering why even tho I knew I was late, I didn't rush to leave. I knew the friends I usually see there would be gone by the time I got there, but still I took my sweet time. Around 10:30 I finally got the urge to shower and leave. ...more

How thoughtful of you.  I am they appreciated it.

Good ...more