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
As someone who used an IUD for years after suffering from a stroke at 18 deemed to be caused by ... 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 LaurenD They are opening the doors for corporations to come between a patient and ... 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
macjenna Thank you for pointing this out, it is not this case as a stand alone huge problem it ... more

10 Things You Need to Know About Adopting from Foster Care

Before adopting two awesome kids who came into my life through foster care, I had this idea in my mind that the whole ordeal would be kind of like what happened in Annie. We would just be handed a precocious, well-adjusted child that we would rescue from their dire straits through love and perseverance and possibly a few well-timed choreographic musical numbers. The truth is that it’s infinitely more complicated than that, although it is equally thrilling and wonderful—minus the giant mansion and, sadly, Punjab. We could all use a little Punjab in our lives. ...more
Beautiful article that clearly expresses the joys and pain of the experience of foster care and ... more

How to Make a Festive Peppermint Candy Tray

I used to know what was happening in the world, but then I had a teenager, and suddenly I'm the last person ever to have heard of the peppermint candy tray phenomenon. I discovered the project via a Pinterest-savvy co-worker, then I mentioned it to my teen daughter. Image: Courtesy of A Cook and Her Books "Oh Mom, that's so 2012. You really didn't see it on Pinterest last year?" ...more
I didn't notice it last year either...that looks pretty cool!!! more

The Stupid Things People Say When Mom Goes Back to Work

I remember the first morning that I went back to work after the birth of our oldest son. I packed his diaper bag just so. I dressed him in the cutest outfit, one of my favorites. As I walked through door of our babysitter's house and handed him to a woman I had interviewed meticulously, I felt as though she was taking my heart out of my body instead of just taking my baby from my arms. I didn't cry, mostly because I felt shocked that I had just handed over my baby to someone else for nine hours....more
I'm trying to make this jump, have been unemployed since I got laid off (while pregnant) in 2009 ... more

An App that Allows You to Set Up Your Tweets to Delete

People delete their tweets all the time, so Twitter is hardly a bastion of permanence.  But what if you could schedule your tweets to disappear?  Post them knowing that no one would be able to find them a set amount of time later?  A former Twitter engineer has created an app that does just that: allows you to post tweets that will disappear based on a hashtag. ...more
@mamashighstrung Great question for the bully's! more

An App that Allows You to Set Up Your Tweets to Delete

People delete their tweets all the time, so Twitter is hardly a bastion of permanence.  But what if you could schedule your tweets to disappear?  Post them knowing that no one would be able to find them a set amount of time later?  A former Twitter engineer has created an app that does just that: allows you to post tweets that will disappear based on a hashtag. ...more
I would delete some tweets, just because promo links for specials only last so long, why leave ... more

Mumbai Gang-Rape: The Spirit of A Woman Lives?

Image Credit: Created in Picmonkey, uploaded via WordpressShame, Shock, Outrage, Anger, Horrified, Helpless, Afraid, Humiliated – I am feeling each of these emotions....more
I will be encouraging my girls to learn martial arts... and empower them as much as possible. To ... more

Our Disabled Parking Pass Is None of Your Business

Why someone needs a disabled parking pass is none of your damn business, just so you know. Folks don't have the passes if they don't need them, and as they go through an official process of applications and approvals to get that pass, your opinion is irrelevant -- even if you can’t tell what the person’s disability is. ...more
Yeah, I have held back on asking for one (I have MS) partially because of this...I don't need it ... more