Liberals Don't Own "Women's Rights"

My phone rings and a familiar voice from the other side of the country says: "I loved your blog post! I emailed it to all my girlfriends." I confessed that I didn't know if Republican women would dig it. In truth, it seemed to upset liberals more. "God forbid a Republican woman take a stand for women's rights," she said. ...more
I am a Libertarian. I am fiscally conservative, I believe in smaller government and align with a ... more

Alaina Giordano's Battles: Cancer, Child Custody and Court Precedents

As a mother, I can imagine no worse diagnosis than being told that I have Stage 4 breast cancer. However, a North Carolina mother has found out that there is something worse than that diagnosis: losing your children because of your cancer. Alaina Giordano is experiencing this horrific nightmare while continuing to fight for her life....more

I feel the need to point out that in this case there are other factors that are affecting the ... more

Catherine Zeta Jones, Mental Health, and, well...EARTH.

So as you may have heard, the stunning, successful, and talented Catherine Zeta Jones voluntarily checked herself into a mental health facility last week for treatment of bipolar II disorder. CZJ. I had a visceral reaction when I heard the news....more

I think the media has been very kind to her. And I think that they are treating her with more ... more

Catherine Zeta Jones, Mental Health, and, well...EARTH.

So as you may have heard, the stunning, successful, and talented Catherine Zeta Jones voluntarily checked herself into a mental health facility last week for treatment of bipolar II disorder. CZJ. I had a visceral reaction when I heard the news....more

I think the media has been very kind to her. And I think that they are treating her with more ... more

Competence Compensation

Thank you. I'm glad you have slowly found the balance you need to feel your feelings for what ... more

My last post just hit 600 reads! That just made my day!!!!!

My last post just hit 600 reads! That just made my day!!!!! ...more

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Going Pro - Making the Move to Full Time Blogging/Social Media work.

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Skills 3: The Business of You About You Name:  Morgan Shanahan URL:  http://the818.com Sure, we all dream of being Dooce and hiring a bevvy of minions off the success of our personal blog.  But Heather's been at it for a decade and has a twitter following that rivals the President.  So how do you make blogging and/or social media your full time business while you build your empire?Armed with only my personal blog as a portfolio, I managed to go from laid off and on the unemployment line to working at home and making my entire living from the internet - and I did it with out joining any weird pyramid schemes that you see advertised via Adsense....more

I'd love to attend this session. I've been considering blogging full time. This panel is a great ... more

This is What Postpartum Depression Feels Like

So I didn’t send it. That’s a mistake. Friends let me tell you, the moment you have the instant reaction to reach out? DO IT. Trust me. She probably could have talked me through it and it not spiraled the rest of my night. But I kept it to myself, and much like PPD did a year ago, it ate at me. Slowly. In every word said, every action of my child. It’s unnerving. ...more

I am always happy to see people with PPD sharing the story. I'm sorry you had to end up in a ... more

A Quick Rant: Yes, They're Natural

It's a question I'm already fielding: Are your triplets natural? My response is always the same: Well, they certainly aren't robots. This is then met with a confused face, THEN the questioner fumbles over her (because a man hasn't asked me yet) words and usually spits out something about fertility drugs or IVF. Parents of singletons can correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems a question reserved for parents of multiples. ...more

Look at your rant hanging out on the front page. I love it. The more who read this, the better.

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