Hillary Clinton's Next Act: Making Half the World's Leaders Women

The Women in Public Service Project, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new initiative to shepherd a new generation of women into politics and policymaking around the globe, could prove to be the most significant public diplomacy move since the Kennedy Administration launched the Peace Corps fifty years ago. ...more
Great post. Thank you so much for reporting on your experience and for introducing us to the ... more

Does Having a Baby Really Have to Change Everything?

Okay, you knew it was inevitable. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes... well, technically before the baby, then comes 9-months of a transformative experience. Johnson & Johnson claims that having a baby changes everything. I am super excited about what's ahead and I feel a little guilty admitting this, but I don't want this baby to change EVERYTHING. In particular... ...more
@JennaHatfield Thanks for the words of encouragement - and thanks for featuring this in the ... more

Lullabies I Never Sang: A Mother's Abortion and Regret

I’ve thought about this memory a thousand times, and wondered how to paint literary pictures of an inner battle still lingering inside. I feel it the most when I kiss my kids goodnight, tuck the covers around their chins, and listen to their prayers. I see the fruition of love and life in their faces, project splendid futures for them both, and thank my God every day for the privilege of being their parent.But I am missing one....more
Thank you for your story, My Pajama Days. I can fully relate to your post and at 32 years old, ... more

On That Day: Teaching Our Children About 9/11

Parental instinct often leads us to shelter our children from the “bad” of the world. The far-reaching coverage of the tenth anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 have made that shielding almost impossible this year. If you’ve walked past a magazine in the grocery store, turned on your TV or loaded a news website with your child looking over your shoulder, your kids have likely seen or heard murmurings of what happened ten years ago. So how do you deal with it? ...more
Here is a great blog from the CEO of Girl Scouts on how to talk to our daughters about 9/11. ... more

Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more
My very first time writing about my personal experience 10 years ago: I was there on 9/11 - ... more

Motherhood as a Retreat from Equality

Great article in the New York Times today about the choices that women have made in Germany, where only 14% of women choose to go back to work their careers full-time after having their first baby and only 6% return to work the office after having their second. This is a stark difference from the 60% of women in neighboring France who have young children and continue to work outside the home....more
@Rita Arens Yes, access to quality and affordable childcare is a key factor in a woman's ... more