Are You Actually Reading This Post?

Today at work I realized that no one is reading, not even me. As I was going through my normal steps of work, various issues on different screens for different people, I noticed that I’m not actually reading anything. I’m clicking the button I normally click and typing in what I know goes in each space. I opened emails and responded, replied to IMs and started some email strings of my own; all the while just skimming through the information. ...more
I still read. I don't skim at work because I can't afford to. There's always someone waiting to ...more

VIDEO: Watch the #ObamaTownHall Meeting with Lisa Stone and President Obama Now

A couple of days ago, BlogHer co-founder and SheKnows Chief Community Officer Lisa Stone broke the news: The President wanted to hear from women about their experiences with money, jobs, and the struggle to get ahead. And the White House wanted Lisa to moderate that conversation, in a Town Hall Meeting in Charlotte, NC. ...more
Lisa Stone, BlogHer and SheKnows should be proud of themselves in confronting the President with ...more

President Obama Talked to Lisa Stone and a Group of Working Women. Here's What He Wants Us to Know.

It's been a pretty big day around SheKnows today. You know, there were donuts in the break room this morning ... and we hosted a Town Hall with the President! ...more
The unemployment rate has NOT dropped as you want people to believe and NOT ONE person is ...more

Today, Mommy is Sad

Son,I know you are confused right now because Mommy has a wet face. You keep saying “boo boo” and kissing my knee, and I just sit here in the rocking chair cradling my stomach.Thank you for that little car, kiddo. It really does make my heart smile. It’s just that right now the smiles aren’t breaking through. And yes, I will take that blanket. Blankets really do make a difference, don’t they?...more

10 Reasons You Can't Afford to Stay Out of the Working Families Policy Discussion

Valerie Jarrett is Senior Adviser to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. As it turns out, you don't have to be a political wonk to have a policy discussion. And that's the way it should be. ...more
I've been both a single working mother and am now a single working grandparent raising my ...more

A Good Problem To Have: You're A Parent For Life

Even years after it stopped being an issue, I still find myself going into the boys' room to listen to them breathe. Sometimes I'll even go as far as gently placing my hand on their chest just so it can be pushed up and down by their breathing. ...more
Ha ha - I am doing it these days with my 19 year old! He is between high school and college, has ...more

The stigmas of womanhood

I was in the store with my son, when a woman remarked at how well behaved he was being. I smiled (because I was filled with mommy happiness at the compliment) and agreed - he is a really great little guy. Then, the conversation took a turn for the worse....more

Dear New Mom, All I Want For You

Dear New Mom,As a postpartum doula, I could certainly make a list of at least 25 things I want for a new mom. Tender care from her family, a supportive household environment, a speedy healing from delivery, nice swaddle blankets, a postpartum doula….But above all, if there is one thing I want for new mothers to have in their lives, it is BALANCE. I wish I could hand it to you on a platter. Wrapped in a bow and some rustic chic burlap. I truly do....more

Mothers: Please Get Off the Phone and Talk to Your Children

 It breaks my heart to see women chatting, texting and surfing the web on their phones in the grocery store, restaurants and other places while their childr...more

Why I Don't Want My Kids to "Toughen Up"

So, as in every elementary school in the whole entire wide world, there has been a bit of playground drama once or twice every year since we let these people out of the safe haven of home (although with the yelling that goes on here sometimes and the general lack of supervision we provide, I'm not really sure how safe a haven home really is) and we have made the girls handle it. ...more
Tina L Porter Thank-you for reading. We can identify as fellow women who want our children to ...more