The Stress of Balancing Work and Family... and Race

How do race and ethnicity factor into our experiences as women balancing jobs, children, bills, and aging parents? Different employment patterns, caregiving expectations, and job discrimination can factor into experiences with juggling career and ...more

The Good and the Bad For Women in the Midterms

Now that the results are in for the 2014 midterm elections, we can see what changed for women. ...more

Jian Ghomeshi: Another Example of Rape Culture?

Canadian radio generally isn’t a big thing in other parts of the world, but here in Toronto, former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is kind of a big deal. He’s well known and well liked, for his views, for his interviews, and for his personality. Today, ...more

I Support Brittany Maynard's Death With Dignity

[Editor's Note: Several sources repot that on November 1, 2014, Brittany Maynard ended her own life, as she had planned.] It's not uncommon for Mr. T to look over and see tears running down my face when I'm watching TV or videos. Usually, I'm ...more

Learning About Race Ruined My Relationship With My Mom

“We got dressed to go to the gym, but decided to put our house on the market instead,” my mother casually delivered this news to me on the phone and across the 1100 miles that now separate us. She was in the middle of preparing dinner; I was in the ...more

Ferguson: Connecting with Our Community on Twitter

BlogHer is a diverse community and never was that more evident than in today's Twitter chat about Ferguson, the racial tensions stemming from the shooting of Michael Brown and the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed him....more

We Must Speak Up Because #BlackLivesMatter

Heart heavy, I forced myself to go to bed last night.Part of me wanted to throw the covers over my head and cuddle with my husband. To lose myself in some mindless television. But I couldn’t stop scrolling through my Facebook feed as my friends shared the same hurt, anger, and frustration that welled inside of me. More reason to hold my black husband tighter. More reason to check just one more time on my biracial children sleeping peacefully in their beds....more
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The Ferguson Case Goes Way Beyond What Happened at the Police Car

Yes. I have given Officer Darren Wilson the benefit of the doubt, considered that his version of events may be true. And yes, I did read Darren Wilson's Grand Jury testimony about the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. I read it because I like to read documents first-hand and not have network talking heads or biased prosecutor Bob McCulloch tell me what to think. ...more
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Diamond Rings and Body Hair

You guessed it. Here is this week's silly post. Last week it was about shaved heads. This week - diamond rings and body hair....more

Newtown and the deep problem of gun rights (#NaBloPoMo Day 22)

A few days ago, a fellow NaBloPoMo participant urged fellow bloggers to speak up for common sense gun regulations. As a Canadian, an observation I make is that a major part of the problem is that gun advocates think that their position also qualifies as “common sense”....more

Visual Hacking is High Tech Shoulder Surfing

A visual hacker can infiltrate you—from the outside in. Quite literally, a person (ranging from a snoop to a cyber criminal) can peer over your shoulder while you’re using your computer or mobile (“shoulder surfing” or “visual hacking”), and collect your personal information—whatever you have up on the screen....more

The Credit Card Fraud Mob Boss

There once was a guy named Albert Gonzalez who dressed like a woman—but not because he got off on this, but because he wanted to conceal his actual appearance while he used a ream of phony cards to steal money from an ATM in 2003. A cop noticed the activity and didn’t quite buy the disguise....more

Respect Our Police

Everyone in the country has an opinion today about the events that unfolded in Ferguson Missouri.  According to Twitter it's assumed that because I am a cop wife, I automatically side with Darren Wilson.  Obviously because us cop wives can't think for ourselves right?  Well let me tell you a little secret.  Us cop wives are probably able to understand this case the best and come to a conclusion based on facts, better than the average citizen. ...more
The Missing Niche  I will absolutely come read them, thank you so much for commenting.  I cannot ...more

What Story Are You Reading To Your Child?

Stories surround us every single day. Humans have been telling them since we first put smashed berry juice to cave walls. The stories we tell aren't confined to firesides or a lone writer with pen and paper in hand. They never have been. They swirl around us, so many times too fast properly hear. One swirls within us, narrating our thoughts and emotions, telling the passage of our life. “After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ―Philip Pullman ...more

The Legacy of Slavery and Ferguson, Missouri

This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post after the initial shooting death of Michael Brown.I watched 12 Years a Slave over the weekend, and I've been depressed ever since. I'd avoided watching it ever since it arrived in the mail from Netflix. While I wanted to watch it, I didn't want to watch it. I was scared. But Sunday night after putting off my husband's requests for days, I finally relented....more

Netflix December New Releases

Netflix December New Releases I don’t know about you, but I anticipate spending many hours in front of the television watching Netflix during the month of December as I am wrapping gifts. If you are running out of ideas of what to watch on Netflix, good news – new is coming. Here is list compiling all of what’s new […] Digital Mom Blog ...more

A World of Hurt: Rage and Riots

The world is a huge place with millions of residents from every walk of life. It is as diverse as it is populated. I know it will never be possible for everyone on the planet to live in perfect harmony and peace with one another; there are simply too many conflicts. But I will never understand how one judgement can send an entire group of people into rage and riots, destroying their own community and damaging their neighbor’s livelihoods....more