When the Bully Wins: Why Was This Allowed to Happen to My Daughter?

On the advice of legal counsel, I am temporarily pulling this post.  I hope you understand. Audrey *************...more
Thank you for sharing your story!  My heart goes out to you and your child.  I am impressed that ... more

Anonymous Atheism

I live in the Bible Belt. Good old Nebraska--Home of the Huskers football team and...not much else. We have 270 churches in my city according to the Yellow Pages. There is every flavor of Christianity a girl could ask for, and probably a few more besides.Like most people around here I was raised to be a true believer. I grew up in an off-the-beaten path sort of denomination and very sheltered as a result. I was in my senior year of high school before I knew what an f-bomb was....more
In Judaism... to be a good Jew, belief is not required, doing good deeds is.  Religion has a lot ... more

10 Things I'm Glad No One Told Me About Becoming a Mom

Awhile back I read a post by author Julie Buxbaum titled, Ten Things Every New Mom Should Know. It is hilarious and right on point. It got me thinking about pregnancy, motherhood and all the things I didn't expect and/or didn't like. It made me wonder if knowing these things would have affected my choice to have children....more
Actually I didn't have most of your issues- and I'm just writing this, for your readers and ... more

10 Things Breastfeeding Advocates Need To Stop Saying

Editor's note: Today, BlogHer Publishing Network member Jamie Lynne Grumet of I Am Not The Babysitter bravely appeared on the cover ofTIME -- breastfeeding her three-year-old, under the headline "Are You MOM Enough?" The cover is generating quite a bit of controversy: It's shown up on Forbes under the title "Will TIME's Breastfeeding Cover Be Bad for Business? and on Politico as TIME Magazine's Provocative New Cover, to name a couple. Recently, Jamie wrote the below post for BlogHer -- a smart take by an attachment parenting and breastfeeding advocate challenging some of the behaviors she sees. Read her post, take a look at the TIME cover that's causing all the controversy, and let us know in the comments: What do you think? -- Julie One of the main reasons breastfeeding advocates are negatively judged by the mainstream media is their attack on formula feeding mothers as part of their defense. This really angers me, because I feel that some breastfeeding mothers are aiding in the attack and judgment of my family (a family that practices extended breastfeeding) through their malicious statements directed at formula feeding mothers. Photo Credit: Author. Here are 10 phrases all breastfeeding advocates should just stop saying:...more
 @MonikaMasa I breast fed, and my son IS a picky eater (with some exceptions).  just thought ... more

Milkies: A Breast Pump Alternative

I have to let you all know how my Milkies product worked out.I was so excited about this product when I was pregnant - I thought it would be practical. I thought I would use it all the time. I thought I knew everything.(Me = sucker)....more

Hi- I wish you all the luck with breastfeeding. It worked very well for me, and I really ... more

Chanukkah is Not the Jewish Christmas

There are a lot of things I like about Chanukkah -- having friends and family over, lighting the candles, and gambling with m&ms and a dreidel (sorry, I hate fried foods, so latkes and sufganiyot don't make the list). But what ruins the holiday for me is the Christmasization and commercialization of it simply due to its proximity to that other winter holiday. ...more

Thank you for this post. Its exactly how I feel about it. My pet peeve is people wishing me ... more

So You Think People on Welfare Shouldn't Own Cell Phones?

As you see by the title of my blog page, yes, yes I am a welfare mother. There is a misconception that all people on welfare are lazy, drug addicted, uneducated, dregs of society. Well I am here to tell you that misconception needs to be changed. The simple facts of the matter are that many people like me on welfare are single working moms. ...more

I used to think about this in a very judgmental way. How could people use their resources so ... more