Pay It Forward

Soleil Moon Frye with the help of Ashton Kutcher went to Twitter to announce a contest offering free goods to a deserving mom. The event was organized by Soleil who also co-owns the organic children’s store The Little Seed.  ...more

Let me see your Writer's License, please

Maybe I skipped a day in my English Literature classes when they explained this one, but I was always under the impression that "poetic license" was just a turn of phrase, not an actual license. Turns out I was wrong: according to an article I just read on Writers Weekly, entitled "She's Got a License to Write," it seems you really DO need a license to write. ...more

Book Review: When I Married My Mother

reviewed by Elizabeth Willse ...more

Career changes when You're a Caregiver...Lots of Blessings & Surprises

Caregiving has given me a lot of challenges in life... but a few surprising blessings. It prompted a total career change -- actually multiple career changes -- and opened whole new worlds to me.   When I started on my journey in Caregiverland, I had always thought I would be a journalist for life. I looooved the newsroom...the rhythms, the banter, the constant flow of interesting people and events. Never ever considered another career.   ...more

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Making the case for girlfriends (If I could talk to my mother today)

I would have girlfriends today if for no other reason than that my mother didn’t, and I viewed her life as lacking in that one very important way. Of course I think of my own mother this time of year, and I remember sadly the way she died.  ALS is a scary ending.  She was already widowed by then and was lost without him.  Those years before she left us are difficult in memory even after more than a decade.  During that long time of being bedridden, no girlfriends came to visit. ...more

Latino Coalition- May 6th Economic Summit for Small Business Owners-Washington DC

If you are a woman-owned enterprise, this might be of interest to you. ...more

This sounds terrific! Look forward to hearing what you all cover.

Lisa Stone

A File Cabinet for your Brain

Someone asked on Twitter today if it was possible to unclutter your mind. I totally think it is. You have to be able to truly believe in the Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; ...more

Why Gardeners Rock or A Case for Plastic Surgery

"Here’s the thing,” I seem to be saying. “I really like flowers, but my eyes no longer open enough to fully enjoy their colorful fluorescence because of my gravity-challenged brows. And I think, doctor, I sincerely believe that I should be given an eye job for medicinal purposes — fully paid for by insurance, of course. Don’t you agree? ...more

Productivity Tips for Moms by Dave Crenshaw

  Dave Crenshaw, author of The Myth of Multitasking: How 'Doing It All' Gets Nothing Done shares productivity tips for Moms on his official blog. Full post at:   ...more



It’s surreal… I can still remember in perfect detail what it felt like to hear the words, “we’ve had to make some cuts, and we’re going to have to lay you off. Ashley I’m so sorry.” It was such a familiar feeling, and I realized later that it was so absolutely completely like getting dumped. Except, I was getting dumped by my job, not some boy I could scream obscenities back at, and tell lies about behind his back. I mean, where will all my repressed anger go? ...more