It's Your Spouse That's Making You Time-Starved

So much for you and your marriage partner working together to share the burdens of family life, regardless of who does what or how much. Turns out that it's actually married moms who are feeling the stress and pull of time starvation the most, not ...more

What Does The Whiteness Project Reveal About Race in America?

Watching the videos from the first installment of The Whiteness Project—24 clips filmed this July in Buffalo as part of documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow's project—was uncomfortable, and sadly revealed nothing surprising. How do you ...more

Family Leave in the US is Broken: Here's Why

In 2002, I had my first baby. Fortunately, I lived in California, which had just enacted its family leave fund. For the first weeks of maternity leave, I received a stipend, which really helped us as a young family starting out. And it didn't ...more

Why We Need to Stop Treating Women Like Single-Issue Voters

Last month, when I read that Cosmopolitan was going to use their platform to get women more engaged in this election, I was hopeful that maybe, just maybe, this women's magazine would take a different approach than other media outlets and recognize ...more

Too Busy to Vote? Here's Why Moms Should Think Twice

Will you show up at the polls on November 4 for the mid-term elections? If you are a woman, you are more likely to vote than a man. But if you are a mother, you are probably doing most of the child care and most of the housework, whether you hold ...more

Polls Show Support for Early Education. Will Voters Agree Nov. 4?

On November 4, voters in many states will decide on ballot measures for early childhood education, and recent polls report that most Americans support making preschool more accessible for all. The surveys show that voters in North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Colorado and Georgia view early learning as a priority at both the state and national level. Image Credit: First Five Years ...more

How Do You Help Your Kids Hold On To Their Cultural Identity?

My husband is a Gujarati of Indian descent born and raised in Africa. Like me, he grew up in a household where his family’s cultural traditions, food, clothing and language were a source of pride and engrained in his childhood years. ...more

My Education 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 middle of a powerwalk.I always talk to my mother in transit. It is my way of multitasking, and she despises it. (Of course, preparing dinner while on the phone with me is the only acceptable version of multitasking, if she even acknowledges it as multitasking in the first place.)...more
cchinsethagid Thank you! I will definitely need a good dose of luck and wisdom.more

My first ever blog attempt

Hello world.  This is the first ever blog in my life.  I am a 38 year old mother from Africa with a lot to say about everything.  But, how do you survive your first ever blog post online - EVER.I don't know :-) I guess you just go for it.  Say something.  Its ok if you do not know....more

Polls Show Support for Early Education. Will Voters Agree Nov. 4?

On November 4, voters in many states will decide on ballot measures for early childhood education, and recent polls report that most Americans support making preschool more accessible for all. The surveys show that voters in North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Colorado and Georgia view early learning as a priority at both the state and national level. Image Credit: First Five Years ...more

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Just who really is chickenshit?Obama is the very personification of chickenshittery.More is here._____ ...more

The Right to Freely Move About

This is something men have always taken for granted. They can go anywhere at any time of the day and rarely if ever be bothered. They can be with friends or can be alone ....more

The Year I Was Wonder Woman for Halloween

Halloween 2003. My son was 16 months old. I bought him the most adorable pumpkin costume and couldn’t wait for Halloween night ....more

Setup Parental Control On Your Router

Setup Parental Control On Your Router In today’s post in our Technology for Kids series, we are talking about limiting your kids access to the internet thru router settings....more

Why Social Media Mattered during Brazil's Presidential Race

During Brazil's 2014 elections, social media took on a bigger role than ever before, as networks reached a critical mass unseen during the previous presidential vote. I've compiled a rundown of stats and highlights of how candidates and voters used a variety of social networks during the race. Facebook Facebook became a major battleground not only for the candidates, but also for voters sharing their opinions, which sometimes caused serious rifts in relationships ....more

FACC Gala Night: An evening of fun and good memories

Me wearing glasses with FACC president Malette Aquino-Oliveros and Merly PenillaCLOSE to 500 persons attended the 27th Gala Night of the Filipino-American Communities of the Carolinas (FACC) with guests coming from as far as Durham, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington DC....more

Hey Fellow Bloggers! Join this Giveaway!

This Monday I made the fantastic decision to host my first giveaway. If you haven’t entered yet, you only have 4 days left to do so. You don’t want to miss out on a chance to win a box of goodies from...more

Fifth woman comes forward with allegations against Jian Ghomeshi

Today on As it Happens, Carol Off spoke with a fifth anonymous woman who claims she was assaulted by former host of Q, Jian Ghomeshi. The woman claims that she went on a couple of dates with Ghomeshi, who she describes as “a charming man.” She says during their early interactions she “did not get any indication that there was anything to worry about,” but while she was in his car, he reached over and grabbed her hair and pulled her head back, “very hard.” She got out of the car and went home, totally confused. She wondered if she “missed something,” having not dated in a while ....more