Would You Teach Your Kids About a God You Don't Really Believe In?

I have said before that I am not religious. And by “Not Religious” I mean I cannot bring myself to attend a house of God without that bitter voice of doubt clouding every thought while the preacher is speaking. So I stopped going. Am I an Atheist? I'm not sure. I have wrestled with the thought of God since I was a teenager. But that doesn't stop me from teaching my children about God....more
I'm not sure Ellie doesn't believe in God. Like any people she questions God's existence. Ellie ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 8

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Last Thursday I came home from work, changed my clothes and stepped out onto my back deck. I ... more

Is It Wrong to Laugh at Charlie Sheen's Public Breakdown?

After his sitcom Two and a Half Men shut down production, Charlie Sheen's public breakdown -- or whatever it is that's going in -- has been widely documented on a number of televised and radio interviews. And by "widely documented," I mean Charlie Sheen is everywhere. Everywhere. Just try to escape the Sheen this week. Go ahead, try....more

I think Sheen figures that he will enjoy all the publicity he can from this. In addition, he ... more

Cease Fire: A call to end the war between women

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Impact 1: Change the World About You Name:  Elizabeth Flora Ross URL:  http://efloraross.com An entirely new wave of “Mommy Wars” has broken out over the “blogosphere.” With the dramatic rise of Mommy blogs on the Internet, women are attacking each other at alarming rates. Nothing appears to be off limits. The animosity now extends far beyond the traditional work or stay at home debate....more

I have worked in the area of computers/technology for many years. It's crazy to see women ... more

Bobbi Brown to Young Teens: Be Who You Are, and Wear Makeup

When I was in sixth grade, I had a friend who was both the youngest and the only girl in a houseful of boys, and that meant she had a lot of things I didn't. Chief amongst her prized possessions which I coveted were two items that rendered her impossibly cool: Blue mascara, and black eyeliner. She was happy to share, and after I poked myself in the eyeballs with her makeup I went home and awaited my (non-makeup-wearing) mother's reaction. "Well that's certainly... bright," she ventured. ...more

When I was twelve my brother who is 13 years older than I, brought a girlfriend home. She ... more

Ethical Dilemmas: What Would You Do If Your Friend Was Having an Affair With Another Friend's Husband?

Today we offer an event with three dear friends that could really happen, and we're letting you decide what you would do if it happened in your life! ...more

Is Susan a best friend? If it is, then it changes the situation a bit.

Marie confided ... more

School Field Trips: Should We Worry?

The gear-up for back-to-school has begun in earnest, with stores stocking shelf upon shelf of shiny, new crayons, and the emails are already flooding my mailbox to let me know about uniform code, student activity sign-ups, and committee members needed. As much as my kids claim they don't ever want summer to end, I can tell they're excited. We weren't thinking about field trips -- not yet, anyway -- when I read about a sixth grader who drowned during a school field trip. ...more

I don't know if we know the whole story about this situation. Teachers in NYC work hard (I'm ... more

School Field Trips: Should We Worry?

The gear-up for back-to-school has begun in earnest, with stores stocking shelf upon shelf of shiny, new crayons, and the emails are already flooding my mailbox to let me know about uniform code, student activity sign-ups, and committee members needed. As much as my kids claim they don't ever want summer to end, I can tell they're excited. We weren't thinking about field trips -- not yet, anyway -- when I read about a sixth grader who drowned during a school field trip. ...more

I don't know if we know the whole story about this situation. Teachers in NYC work hard (I'm ... more

My Daughter, the Bully

When my daughter was in second grade, she spent most of her free periods lording over the playground. She decided what games were played and who played them. She decided who was “in” and who wasn’t. She decided if your Disney princess tee shirt was cool or so last year. On many days, she sent girls home crying to their mothers. The teachers told me she was a very self-determined little girl. The other parents told me she certainly knew her own mind. No one told me she was a bully. ...more

I'm a middle school teacher in Brooklyn, New York. Bullying is always present and I think now ... more

Enter for 17 chances to win $100 from Ritz Crackerfuls!

Whether you are running errands or running to meetings, Crackerfuls will help keep you satisfied until your next meal.  Each is made with 6 grams of whole grains and real cheese, so you can feel good about what you are eating and know that it is substantial enough to get you through.  Also, since each is individually wrapped it is perfect to just throw in your bag and go....more

I break up my day by doing things I love like talking on twitter, doing yoga, gardening in ... more