Should Childcare Providers Be the Experts in Everything?

With more and more states requiring childcare providers to fill roles they were never trained to fill, providers are struggling to provide a well-rounded set of child development services. As providers most of us never went to college for a degree in ...more

How Can We Do Better By Our Autistic Girls?

Autism is different for girls, and not only because fewer girls than boys get autism diagnoses. Autistic women and girls not only tend to have different traits than autistic boys do, but are also socialized differently -- leading to many of those ...more

Fitess Expert Jenna Wolfe's Smart Tips to Get Lean in 2016

Small steps can add up to big changes and an overall healthier life. That's what fitness expert Jenna Wolfe will tell anyone who will listen. And with her new book, Thinner In 30, the busy mom of two is putting some walk behind her talk.  ...more

We're All Fighting a Battle, So Let's Be Nicer to Each Other

“Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” I’ve often heard this quote by Plato (or some variation of it) for years. Here’s the thing, though; I’ve never really put much thought into its meaning or relevance. I mean, I understood ...more

10 Tips For My Daughters on How to Dress Themselves

At preschool drop-off another mom pointed out,"Your daughter's socks don't match." I turned my palms upward in a je ne sais pas and wrinkled my nose, "Rough morning. Can’t win ’em all.”  ...more

Why I Don't Want Kids

As a 30 year old woman, the topic of whether or not I want kids, when I plan on having kids, and why I don't want kids has been quite popular in the conversational rounds. Actually, me being 30 years old has nothing to do with the topic, because it's been asked over and over again since I was a teen....more
As a woman with bipolar disorder, my situation is even more complicated:

Confessions of a Reformed Pinterest Mom on Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine's Day, which means that somewhere out there thousands of moms are frantically searching Pinterest for the perfect Valentine’s Day inspiration. They are making glittery Valentine’s Day slime, creating Valentine’s Day robot craft projects for their kids to make at school, and meticulously assembling gumball dispenser valentines for their kids to hand out to their classmates. ...more
That is what I did too, Dollar Tree Valentines boxes and last night I had about an hour of my ...more

The Myth of the Entitled Millennial

For some years now, we millennials have been the subject of countless negative think pieces, articles, and TV spots. You would think that because we're the best educated group in US history, you'd see older generations patting themselves on the back for what a good job they've done. Instead, we are told that we're lazy, entitled, self-obsessed, and a list of other adjectives that suggest that we're the absolute worst....more
Wow, Sanity Thief, this is intense. As a Humbled Seeker Gen Xer, I appreciate hearing your ...more

Why Your Obsession with WebMD Might Actually Be Helpful

There have been a bunch of articles written about the idea of being “too busy.”...more

Business in Brazil

From Ivanka Trump: Brazil has been in the spotlight lately. The Olympics will be hosted there this summer and São Paulo is always high on the list of most-visited destinations for business travelers. Frequent fliers, it’s time for a primer on Brazilian business etiquette ....more

Poetry Slams and Rethinking the Imposter Syndrome

Photo: Met Museum….after dark! Yes. I have a book club ....more

Breakup Essays: The Fight That Comes Out of Nowhere

The day starts off with so much promise. A road trip to a far-flung vineyard to spend time with his friends. The trip has been planned for months ....more

Reclaiming the Heart of Humanity: Syrian Refugees

This is the way to reclaim the heart of humanity: to push beyond the limitations of tolerance and cultivate compassion, to say yes to the invitations the world is constantly offering to step off the familiar path and venture where we’re called, and to risk giving of ourselves even if we’re not sure what that might entail or what the outcome may be....more

One Year Post-Break

Today is a day of reflection.  It’s been exactly one year since I broke my foot.  Wow.  The moment it happened, everything happened so fast I almost couldn’t register what I had just done.  Although now, I remember that moment way too vividly.  I play it over and over again in my mind all the time.  And yea, I cringe every time!  Leaping through the air, I came down on the ball of my foot, and just like that I lost the ability to hold myself up and land it.  My ankle became instant jelly, and my foot rolled....more

Romantic Ideas You Can Do at Home: Infographic

When you turn the page of the calendar from January to February, what rings a bell first? Is it the reality that this month is shorter than the rest? Well yes, yet the other thing that strikes a chord is Valentine's Day, 14th Feb denotes the day of romance, and adoration is commended all through the world, we attempt to make this day uncommon and paramount for loved ones ....more

Gift Idea - How to Make Valentines Last More Than One Day

Everyone loves something wrapped nicely in a box, on special occasions like Valentine, but could you give something more thoughtful this year? Last year, I was cash strapped and wanted to get a nice present for my boyfriend. I couldn’t deal with the typical valentine day oppression, where a lot of money would be spent to impress people, so I started looking for alternatives ....more

Pursuing a Career in Performing Arts; Finding your Place

It is no secret that pursuing a career in performing arts is a daunting and tough task. You may be armed with a degree in the field and have a solid foundation that enables you to explore a variety of options. However, even those people who have succeeded in ‘making it big’ have admitted that it was never easy, especially for women and they had to keep on working even after becoming successful. There is plenty of competition for women in the world of performing arts, but if you aspire to make a career in this field, you are going to try and achieve your dreams anyway....more

Laughter & Tears Through Breast Cancer

Sometimes it's difficult to be optimistic and this week has been frustrating but I'm still trying to laugh....more