(VIDEO) Serene Branson at the Grammys: A Stroke Survivor's Opinion

The unexplained confusion. The garbled words that came out to her obvious frustration. Stroke. The word swirled around in the media circus that followed her. She wasn't allowed to have her physical breakdown in private. She had it on TV, then it was on YouTube. ...more

She was having a migraine aura, not a stroke or TIA. This was determined after extensive ...more

Showering After a Stroke: Naked Hopping, Not As Exciting As It Sounds

I haven’t been inside my shower since November 2009. Today I sat outside the door and looked in. ...more

After an excruciating back injury I was pretty helpless for a few months. Even the little ...more

Wall of Shame (and Fame): Rielle's Boobs, Mean Girl Mom Bloggers, and Space Makeup Obsess the Media

Welcome to BlogHer's Wall of Shame and Fame, where we can't make this stuff up -- it's just too insane (or too brilliant). Below you'll find: ...more

Interview: Anissa Mayhew Talks to BlogHer about Her Stroke, Her Recovery and the “Amazing” Support

Many of us know Anissa Mayhew as the ass-kicking, hard-charging author of Hope4Peyton and Free Anissa. Last November, we suddenly met her husband, Peter under circumstances we would never wish: Anissa had just suffered a massive stroke. He posted on her blog: I really just keep feeling like I’m in a bad dream. Do these people not realize who they are dealing with? This is Anissa Mayhew. The strongest, most amazing woman I’ve ever met. She’s thirtyfreakinfive and can move mountains with her smile. She can beat this. There was some hand squeezing the first evening. Baby step, but encouraging. Then came the news of the second bleed. ...more

We're still pulling for ya! Your spirit, hope, and persistance inspires us all! ...more

Overwhelmed moms confess

If one of the names you answer to is "mom," chances are good that you live a decent portion of your life feeling overwhelmed. As if the responsibility of caring for another person's (or people's) every need isn't enough, you most likely also have a house to maintain, bills to pay, perhaps a job to go to or a business to run, a blog (or two or three) to keep up, a partner to cheer on, organizations to volunteer for, classes, activities or meetings to attend or to shlep kids to, and the list goes on and on and on. ...more

Just finished reading a book a couple of days ago called "I was a really good mom before ...more