Why Crying Is Good

I cried for the first time in a very long time. It actually felt good. I can't remember the last time I cried like that. And it's not important what it was about--just that I cried, because I felt like the old me. See, I used to cry, like, every day...no joke. I mean, I thought it was downright disconcerting when people would tell me that they didn't cry. "Huh?" I'd say in disbelief, thinking that of course they were overmedicated or out of touch with themselves or harboring some deep-seeded anger and resentment....more

My Secret Life As An Assassin

I didn't realize when I woke up this morning there was a price on my head.I rolled out of bed after the kids and Henry were off to school and work, slipping on my terrycloth robe and padding barefoot out into the kitchen to put the kettle on for coffee.Just as I was stretching and rubbing the sleep from my eyes I saw two shadowy, masked figures behind me, reflected in the stainless steel sheen of my kettle....more

Is My Daughter Gender Biased?

You may have heard of the Bechdel Test. It's a pop-culture phenomenon that measures gender bias in film, TV, etc....more
Lisa@Lifeblooming Haha, thanks. Definitely depressing, but in context it's sometimes okay. Ish.more

The Parenthood Disease - Advice Overload Syndrome

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E. R. Catalano Haha!  Elderly folk shouting random things at you is disturbing.more

My Quest to Break Mom Circles

A few years back I was sharing a glass of wine with some moms from my daughters' school. We were chatting about how busy it was with school starting and the fall schedules ramping up when I overheard a woman say: "I just want to hang out with the people I know already like. I mean, I have my family and my close friends...is it wrong that I don't want to spend what little free time I have with people I don't even know if I'll like?"As I watched a few heads bob up and down I was stunned -- mainly because we just spent 30 minutes before that talking about mean girls....more

Back in the Saddle

Well here I am.  Back in South Florida after a week’s FEMA training in Charleston, SC standing in the middle of my daughter's living room thinking as I glance around: I’m raring to go.  I’m finally ready to figure out where the hell I belong in this tiny, one-bedroom apartment amongst all this other “stuff.”  ...more

Why Your 'But' Gets in Your Way and What to Do About it

It's time to talk about those big buts!We've all done it. It's the 'yes, but' response. And it happens all the time, every day, and mostly under the consciousness radar. And your big but is getting in your way when it comes to connecting, collaborating and building relationships."It's a great idea, but...""Yes, he's a great guy, but...""I really like this, but...."...more

Ten things only a woman understands

Scroll down to the bottom for my list of Top 10 things only women understandI’m a big fan of lists.At work, I have a “To Do” list. It’s supposed to keep me on track, making sure I stay on top of projects and get things in on time but it usually becomes more of a “Put This Off Until Someone Asks You For It” list.I also have a “Honey Do” list at home. But he’s not the handiest of honeys and so that list just becomes the “Crap We Need to Pay Someone To Do” list.So, I’m on record as pro lists....more

Your Fears Reveal Your Age

www.sybilsage.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sybil-adelman-sage/your-fears-reveal-your-ag_b_5668463.html...more