Can Your Partner Have Friends of the Opposite Sex?

In recent interview for Stella Magazine, recording artist Mary J. Blige said: “All females for me, all guys for him. There’s none of that, ‘Oh, that’s my female friend. Oh, that’s my guy friend.’ No. Not in a marriage, I’ve never seen that work.”...more
No rules. He is a human adult, I am not his keeper, nor is he mine. I can be friends with ... more

I've Taught My Daughter to Hate

“Boo! Hiss!” That is what my daughter will yell out whenever we drive by a McDonald's or a Burger King. On occasion, she will also stick out her tongue at the massively popular fast food chains. And you know what? This behavior totally warms my kale-eating, Greek yogurt-loving, grass-fed beef burger-grilling heart.  Image: greg westfall ...more
Laurie S. It was great that your children were rude and judgmental of another person's ... more

Hobby Lobby is Right

With the very recent Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case has come an uproar, an outrage over the result.  But these folks are in an uproar in large part over misinformation.  All the outcry, Facebooks posts, and news stories are screaming loud and long that Hobby Lobby has refused to pay for any and all female contraception.  Untrue....more
iamwoman2013 carolrood blogher Bayer and HL are similar in that way. HL invests in the companies ... more

Hobby Lobby is Right

With the very recent Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case has come an uproar, an outrage over the result.  But these folks are in an uproar in large part over misinformation.  All the outcry, Facebooks posts, and news stories are screaming loud and long that Hobby Lobby has refused to pay for any and all female contraception.  Untrue....more
iamwoman2013 Momofacrew tweetybear79 Maybe it is because I live in the south. A lot of places ... more

Hobby Lobby is Right

With the very recent Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case has come an uproar, an outrage over the result.  But these folks are in an uproar in large part over misinformation.  All the outcry, Facebooks posts, and news stories are screaming loud and long that Hobby Lobby has refused to pay for any and all female contraception.  Untrue....more
tweetybear79 Frankly, I had never heard of Hobby Lobby as religious until their stance on same ... more

Hobby Lobby is Right

With the very recent Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case has come an uproar, an outrage over the result.  But these folks are in an uproar in large part over misinformation.  All the outcry, Facebooks posts, and news stories are screaming loud and long that Hobby Lobby has refused to pay for any and all female contraception.  Untrue....more
Hobby Lobby based their lawsuit on lies. They covered all of these contraceptives prior to the ... more

Choosing to Be a Motherless Child Still Hurts

"After a while, you kind of just get used to not speaking to your mom." I said those words, to my own surprise and without the least bit of sarcasm, two nights ago while at dinner with an old colleague. I had never described the radio silence between my mother and I in that way before. Perhaps, without realizing it, I have finally become resigned to being a motherless child. ...more
I have not spoken to my mother in years. Maybe 7 or 8, something like that. I was my choice to ... more

Think Before You Post that Platitude Online

There's been something weighing on my mind that's been sitting there for a while. It has to do with people spouting well-meaning platitudes that unfortunately come across as being condescending, hurtful, ignorant or even just cruel. ...more
Kathy K  I agree with you. Both parties have a responsibility, both the person saying the words ... more

Do You Trust Your Teen Alone with Members of the Opposite Sex?

What would you do if your child asks if he/she could spend a few hours at a friend's house without any adult supervision? Would it matter if the child he/she was hanging out with was of the opposite sex? As a mom of a 15-year-old daughter, I have had no problems over the years of letting my child spend time with her friends, boys and girls, so long as I knew the parents and if a parent was present while my daughter was with their child. ...more
I am the mother of teen sons. As a teen myself, a couple of decades back, my best friend was a ... more

Has TV Violence and Crime Gone Too Far?

Excuse me for a moment while I think like a total prude, but I am rather concerned about a question I have been thinking about a lot lately... has TV gone too far? The internets were buzzing recently about a controversial episode of The Walking Dead ("Just look at the flowers..."). I won't discuss the specific circumstances of the episode, however a simple Google search of the line I quoted will explain everything. But what exactly is too far for a violent and gory show about walking dead? If you did that Google search, you know the answer. ...more
I do not watch tv. I have never been a fan, even as a child. We only own 1 tv and do not have ... more