My Run for Office: Why Call It a State House When So Few Mothers Are In It?

I had expected February to be another month of juggling book promotions for my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, not to mention college applications for my oldest son, but instead, I spent the better part of the month running for the Hawaii State Legislature....more
Thanks, jessc_traveler -- will definitely check it out!  We need to acknowledge that there are ...more

Conservative or Liberal: How To Stay Friends When You are Total Opposites

I have to admit I am conservative in my views on issues in general and very proud of it. I am open to other's viewpoints, and yet I value my own. I simply cannot stand "wishy washy" people; they are the worst kind of people to be around, always changing their minds like the direction of the wind or changing their opinion to please whomever comes into the room. I have many friends who are liberals. They have their opinions and I have mine, and yet, we seem to get along. How is that so? How is it that we can stay friends when we have such opposite views?...more
Constant Commoner.....I love how you worded most of what I agree with.....You truly put in words ...more

What We Can Learn About Government and Politics From Rwanda

I know. Rwanda isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think of women in leadership roles, right? Yet it is. The genocide was 20 years ago. Since then, women have made huge strides, with a female-majority parliament leading Rwanda to pro-woman policies....more
Thank you so much for sharing that Nat Geo article! It's extremely fascinating and awesome to ...more

We Should Let People Marry Their Cousins

Alternative title: I Don’t Think West Virginia is All That Backward, At Least, Not for That Particular Reason  ...more

My Run for Office: Why Call It a State House When So Few Mothers Are In It?

I had expected February to be another month of juggling book promotions for my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, not to mention college applications for my oldest son, but instead, I spent the better part of the month running for the Hawaii State Legislature....more
Thanks, jessc_traveler -- will definitely check it out!  We need to acknowledge that there are ...more

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton: On The Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Hillary Clinton by Alma H. Dr....more

Who's On Mitch Watch Y'All?

To Ban Or Not To Ban Yoga Pants

 I am a big fan of stretchy yoga pants.There have been many a day where I have both began and ended my day wearing them with no change up in between....more

What If... We Were to Come Together As Women?

Are we aware that as women, we carried 53% of the votes in the 2012 elections?  I admit, I was surprised and proud when I started researching voting rights as it related to woman.  I started thinking about the positive change we could make for the future of our society.  Oh, I’m not suggesting eliminating or out voting the male population.  I’m suggesting coming together as women with our similarities regardless of the boundaries that separate us.  Recognizing that we are the keepers of this generation and the generations coming f...more

This is why we can't have nice things: On the Oscars, politicism and the PC police

I'll admit that, at first, I cheered. There was Patricia Arquette, up at the podium accepting her Best Supporting Actress statue for Boyhood, when she dropped a truth bomb about gender and the wage gap. "It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America." Meryl cheered. J. Lo cheered. I cheered from my couch. ...more

Conservative or Liberal: How To Stay Friends When You are Total Opposites

I have to admit I am conservative in my views on issues in general and very proud of it. I am open to other's viewpoints, and yet I value my own. I simply cannot stand "wishy washy" people; they are the worst kind of people to be around, always changing their minds like the direction of the wind or changing their opinion to please whomever comes into the room. I have many friends who are liberals. They have their opinions and I have mine, and yet, we seem to get along. How is that so? How is it that we can stay friends when we have such opposite views?...more
Constant Commoner.....I love how you worded most of what I agree with.....You truly put in words ...more

What We Can Learn About Government and Politics From Rwanda

I know. Rwanda isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think of women in leadership roles, right? Yet it is. The genocide was 20 years ago. Since then, women have made huge strides, with a female-majority parliament leading Rwanda to pro-woman policies....more
Thank you so much for sharing that Nat Geo article! It's extremely fascinating and awesome to ...more

I Don't Want to See This

Yesterday on Facebook, I saw a picture of 21 men kneeling on a beach. Wearing orange jumpsuits with faces turned down in morbid acceptance, I realized that what I was seeing was not actually a picture, but a screenshot from a video depicting their slaughter at the hands of ISIS. Instead of liking this post, commenting my support, or sharing it, I directed my cursor to the top right corner. I selected the pull-down and scrolled through options until I came to the one I was looking for:  "I don't want to see this."  ...more