Learning the Lessons of the Hunger Challenge

Recently a group of bloggers who had participated in the San Francisco Food Bank's Hunger Challenge gathered to share what we learned from living on a $3 a day food budget for a week. ...more

Green And Pink And Political All Over

Yesterday was - how do I say this without risking profound understatement? ...more

"Women's Health" Is Nothing: Try Putting Air Quotes Around A Middle Finger

The other week, when John McCain got all dismissive about women's health during the presidential debate and kept waving his fingers around making sarcastic air quotes - or, as Jon Stewart correctly referred to them last night on The Daily Show, "dick fingers" - I thought that my head was going blow off. "Women" use "health" as an excuse to get abortions? This is something that the "extreme pro-abortion movement" uses as a ploy to promote abortion? "HEALTH"? ...more

 I was shocked when he did that in the debate but I guess it all caught up with him Obama ...more

Worldwide Day of Prayer and Fasting: November 3, 2008

With just 10 days left before E-Day, we've seen the race for the Presidency of the United States heating up in ways that were unimaginable three months ago. ...more

Time Is Running Out: Help Our Public Schools NOW

On October 1st, BlogHer announced it would be joining DonorsChoose in support of public education. Since then, many of you have spared what cash you could to help projects submitted by teachers. For this I thank you. ...more

As a former public school survivor, I know that billions of dollars are allocated to education. ...more

Consumer Reports: high-tech births=poor outcomes

Consumer Reports isn't just for researching your next car purchase or washing machine anymore. That's right, that longtime resource for product reviews has broadened its scope to include health and wellness. In a recent article Consumer Reports tackles the topic of childbirth, concluding that "Too many doctors and hospitals are overusing high-tech procedures." ...more

yay for shopping for childbirth methods and approach in the same logical comparison model as ...more

Why Denis Leary Sucks

Is it just me, or does it seem that every time a celebrity (or politician: coughJOHNMCCAINcough) opens his or her mouth about anything related to health or parenting, they say something stupid? ...more

I used to like Denis Leary...until I learned he stole his entire act from Bill Hicks (Google it ...more

Our Bodies, Our Selves, Our CHILDREN'S Selves

It's Love Your Body Day. That's a good thing, and, also, a very, very sad thing. ...more

Dancing with your child is a great way to love your body without having to say anything about ...more

Overwhelmed moms confess

If one of the names you answer to is "mom," chances are good that you live a decent portion of your life feeling overwhelmed. As if the responsibility of caring for another person's (or people's) every need isn't enough, you most likely also have a house to maintain, bills to pay, perhaps a job to go to or a business to run, a blog (or two or three) to keep up, a partner to cheer on, organizations to volunteer for, classes, activities or meetings to attend or to shlep kids to, and the list goes on and on and on. ...more

Just finished reading a book a couple of days ago called "I was a really good mom before ...more

DonorsChoose Challenge: Keeping Things "Current" in Health

Did you ever have to watch a health video from ten years ago? Or had to study materials where the hairstyles and clothing gave away the age of the information? So many of us have had this experience that it's a familiar joke in our television and movies. Well, the students in Mrs. M's classrooms (and I say classrooms because she teaches health to all the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at her school) have been making due with Current Health Magazines from 1997 to 2000. ...more