What It Is Like Being Married to a Cop After Ferguson

I have always been one to review both sides of every story, and review as much information as possible, before deciding what I believe to be true. These days, the media is so filled with biased reporting that I am surprised anyone feels they are getting the "truth". Most recently I have realized this by flipping through various news stations reporting on the death of Michael Brown. Wedding rings, Image Credit: Shutterstock ...more
I know several police officers and know that their spouses do worry all the time.  Just a few ...more

Hillary Clinton Says Stop Focusing On Your Deficits

At the Massachusetts Conference for Women last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (whom I met backstage!) said something that really resonated for me, and I suspect for many of the mogul, mom and maids I’ve met in the last year. Clinton said, “Sometimes we women focus too much on our deficits.” Ain’t it the truth?...more

I've Been Through the Immigration Process and It's Complicated

I had a lump in my throat watching President Obama deliver his speech about taking executive action on immigration reform. I have been hopeful, waiting, for Congress to pass immigration reform over the last few years, but I’ve grown impatient with the infighting, the politics and the lack of action — one way or the other — to make changes; to have a definitive answer. I never expected to be fully satisfied with the option they’d hammer out, but I did expect something, and I’ve been disappointed, perhaps, for expecting too much from our elected officials. ...more
AnnieJ1215 For the record, as President, George Bush made 291 Executive Orders. First Term, 173, ...more

Word of Advice: Don't Discuss Controversial Current Events Topics With Your Family Over the Holidays

Ah, the holidays. A joyous time of year spent with loved ones; eating delicious food, giving and receiving generous gifts, listening to seasonal tunes and arguing with your family about hot-button political issues.Wait, what?Listen. I'm all for a healthy debate and voicing your opinions on current events and controversial topics. I think it's important to take a stand on something and to believe in a cause and to want to have a discussion with your peers, regardless if they agree with you or not....more

Siblings Aren't Really Family, At Least Under FMLA

Earlier this week I happened across this article in The Atlantic regarding the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its restrictions, particularly on how it defines family. The article details the case of Barbara Sapharas , whose brother became disabled in a workplace accident. He needed help caring for his children, and could not walk or drive....more
As a mother who also has a now adult child with autism, I total understand your concerns, I ...more

The Art of Talking Politics

Last weekend my mom and I popped by the AGO to check out the (awesome) Alex Colville exhibit. While we were there, we wandered into the art and politics wing of the gallery, a place where my mom could pretty much be an installation, as it was the intersection of two of her greatest passions. ...more

What It Is Like Being Married to a Cop After Ferguson

I have always been one to review both sides of every story, and review as much information as possible, before deciding what I believe to be true. These days, the media is so filled with biased reporting that I am surprised anyone feels they are getting the "truth". Most recently I have realized this by flipping through various news stations reporting on the death of Michael Brown. Wedding rings, Image Credit: Shutterstock ...more
I know several police officers and know that their spouses do worry all the time.  Just a few ...more

Hillary Clinton Says Stop Focusing On Your Deficits

At the Massachusetts Conference for Women last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (whom I met backstage!) said something that really resonated for me, and I suspect for many of the mogul, mom and maids I’ve met in the last year. Clinton said, “Sometimes we women focus too much on our deficits.” Ain’t it the truth?...more

First Nations Culture and Why It Still Matters

I have been asked "Why is First Nations culture is still relevant in modern society?" ...more

Why Chris Christie is Officially a Douchebag

Welp.  It’s official.  ...more

Is Your Math Anxiety Hampering Your Child?

Your child comes home with math homework, that awful Common Core math homework no less. He needs help. The method being demonstrated is different from what you learned. How do you react? ...more
That's what I usually hear, too, that either a person loves or hates math! Now that my son is ...more

Black Lives Matter: Which Side of History Will YOU Be On?

Hey, folks. You know something?  When people of all ages, races and backgrounds across the country come together to protest something, over and over again, it pretty much 100% means there’s a very real issue at stake.  ...more
allison.arnone I agree!  It's almost impossible to fathom.  It's certainly told me a lot about ...more

Kaci Hickox sick of being called 'the Ebola nurse'

Kaci Hickox did not seek the limelight or ask for public attention, yet her name is now well known as she was subjected to a barrage of unwanted media interest. The unassuming Maine nurse may well have welcomed attention highlighting the desperate plight of Ebola victims in West Africa. Instead she became the news story and was labeled 'the Ebola nurse.' ...more