Yes, Childfree Is Normal: Why I Moved From "Can't" to "Won't" Today

When I saw the headline, Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal—the number-one post on The Atlantic today—I clicked right away. It's not every day that mainstream media publishes a positive story about being childfree. The first paragraphs put me off with horrible tales of child abandonment and comments by unhappy moms. But I kept reading... and soon came a statement I really loved:...more
Awesome post, and an even more awesomer perspective. I am going to crib Valenti's statement and ... more

Isn't This Funny? A List of "Ugly" Feminists Including Jessica Valenti

This week the website Return Of Kings (which I had never heard of, but I’m sure is super important and relevant) published their list of The 9 Ugliest Feminists in America. My first thought was: What, they couldn’t find one more ugly feminist in order to round it out to an even ten? My second thought was: I wonder which pictures of me they chose for their post? Everyone knows that I am at least the third ugliest feminist in North America. ...more
Hilarious...well-written and well-played! We should all aspire to be such hideous, Frankenfeminists! more

Coping with the Stresses of Elder Care: Speaking Up for Yourself

In my previous post about elder care issues, I came up with 10 ideas for managing the stresses of being a caregiver or care manager for elderly or ill parents. Here's the first one from the list: Learn how to speak up for what you need and what you want. Why is this even important? Whether it's leaving a doctor's office with a clear understanding of a medical issue, or knowing for certain that your parent's laundry will be done regularly, knowing what you want and asking for it is the best way to clean up your To Do list. ...more
I run a program for women who are caregivers called HerSelf First, we help caregivers learn how ... more

The Lesbian Mitt Romney Keeps Quoting

In a number of speeches across this fine nation, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been delivering awkward recitations of "America the Beautiful" lyrics. What's more awkward, for his campaign, might be the actual source:...more
It just shows how plasticine he is, not really connected to the people but rather the power that ... more

Gratitude for Moms, For Their Friendship And Their Wisdom

Dear Women of the Internets or Blogosphere or Whatever You Call It,...more
Thanks for this great post, Stacy! Thanks for putting into words some of the important ... more

An Important Caregiving Tip: Ignore the Guilt

Caregivers have to deal with a lot of "stuff" -- and sometimes that's guilt being directed at the caregiver by their aging parent. Maria at Geriatric Care Management shares memories of how her paternal grandmother used to treat her mother -- and how her mother taught her a very important lesson about guilt and caregiving. ...more
Great post Maria! I run a program to help long-term women caregivers reinvest in their own ... more