Can I Do More Than I Am Currently? A Reflection on BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12

I wasn’t a founder or a CEO, though. I was a secretary, a Director of Operations, a Manager of Direct Sales, sometimes a tall and loud booth bunny at trade shows. Therefore, when I walked into the Citrix building for Day 1 of the BlogHer Entrepreneurs Conference, I was nervous right down to my cells. I could feel even my mitochondria tensing. My ideas don’t make me nervous. I love those, and I am used to living around them. Ideas came, just as I was taught that they would, in my 20s and 30s. What made me nervous is this: how do I figure out how to do what I don’t know how to do? Am I even capable of doing any more than I am currently? ...more
Ha ha.  :0}   It's good to stay in touch with your organelles.  more

The Shame of Addiction: Are Parents to Blame for Their Kids' Addiction?

My brother is a heroin addict. I am not ashamed of this. I do not hide from it and I speak openly about it. I write a different blog that talks about the effects his addiction has on my life, my husband’s life, and my family’s life. Even though I speak about his addiction, many do not. Many people are ashamed of the addict in their family. Many people hide the fact that addiction has affected them in some way. I don’t. I am not ashamed. I did nothing to make my brother an addict. My parents did nothing to make him an addict. He choose his path and we pay....more
 @chefswidow Love and solidarity, Zoe more

The Shame of Addiction: Are Parents to Blame for Their Kids' Addiction?

My brother is a heroin addict. I am not ashamed of this. I do not hide from it and I speak openly about it. I write a different blog that talks about the effects his addiction has on my life, my husband’s life, and my family’s life. Even though I speak about his addiction, many do not. Many people are ashamed of the addict in their family. Many people hide the fact that addiction has affected them in some way. I don’t. I am not ashamed. I did nothing to make my brother an addict. My parents did nothing to make him an addict. He choose his path and we pay....more
My teenage son is in recovery.  We are two years in (he has used longer than this, but this is ... more

@Whymommy Love Fest Held As Susan G. Komen Cuts Off Planned Parenthood Funding

Hi everyone, When I read yesterday that Susan G. Komen has decided to end hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual grants toPlanned Parenthood for breast cancer screening and related services, I immediately thought of two women: ...more
@BlessedAssurance I realize that this discussion is about the decision of one organization to ... more