Do you know what your Wrinkles are Saying About Your Bone Health?

Did you know that women with more wrinkles are also more likely to have lower bone mineral density? Bone and skin share several structures, including collagen. Most of bone, in fact, is composed of collagen. While many skin creams tout that their creams contain collagen, this is not going to help your bone health and strength in any way....more

Hair and Heroines

Behind The Scar

Life behind the scar.  That is how my son lived for years. ...more

Bruce - My Valentine's Shero!

“... Considering the violence and discrimination that transgender people endure, no one would go through this except for the most profound of motivations: to be authentic to one’s inner self.”  (Nicholas Kristof, NY Times)...more

Sexual Self-Care: 10 Valentine's Day Lingerie Ideas for All Body Types

I have a confession to make: I've spent more time over the past 18 months thinking about how tied my self-esteem is to my desirability than I had the entire previous 30+ years.The reasons for this are twofold: 1. I had a baby and 2. I went through a breakup. My confidence took a nosedive for awhile. I'm honestly still working on it, but the number one lesson I've learned is how imperative self-care is. Mental, spiritual, physical...sexual. True story.What's Sexual Self-Care?...more
This was a great article! thanks for the ideas.more

A brand new kind of me

It's true. I am unapologetic for taking care of myself and giving myself the attention I deserve in spite of the mountain of things naysayers say and do to deflate me. That doesn't equate to ego- that's confidence. There's a big difference. In fact, I'm far from egotistical and far from self- absorbed like some people I know; with an unhealthy addiction to ‘self.’ Which is how I know the difference. I'm a recluse and an introvert. Contrary to what some might think- I'm an INFJ personality- and with that, you should understand exactly why you misunderstand....more

Damn You, Flow

Chances are that if you haven’t gotten your period back before you return to work, it will come back once you are back to work. You need to know a few things about Flow.First, Flow messes with your supply. Usually, right around when you are ovulating (though some women experience this at the beginning of their periods instead), your supply will dip somewhat and your nipples will get a little sore. Your period probably won’t be regular when you first get it back, so you may not know when you ovulate, but a dip in supply may be one indication....more

Happy Menstruation, My Sweet Valentine

February's period was a B**** -- I'm only spelling it out because I'm not sure if this site is rated "PG" or "Talk As You Do When You Don't Think There Will Be Any Repercussions." A headache until the side of my face throbbed from brow to chin. A back ache that made me question whether or  not it was time to drag the mattress to the curb side (I'm not polluting. There's about three scavengers who troll this neighborhood and make their living by beating each other to others' rubbish left by the curbside....more

I’m Cheating On My Stylist

I didn’t intend to cheat on my stylist. After all, we’ve been together a long time. She’s cut my hair through the births of my kids, through job changes, through life’s ups and downs. True, she’s on a medical leave that required me to find someone else to cut my hair, two or three times, before her return. But she’s taken leave before, and we’ve always weathered the interruption.This time it’s different....more
BritishMumUSA Thanks for the encouragement!more

Trust Me, Your Vagina Looks Normal

Thanks to perfectly symmetrical drawings in middle school textbooks and copious amounts of Internet porn, many of us have developed strange, anxiety-inducing complexes about the visual aesthetic of the vagina. There are countless online forums and threads addressing women's concerns about whether or not their vaginas look normal. ...more
Indeed. There are so many men who believe that all women are to be a blushing pink! Thank YOU ...more