What Does Independence Mean To You?

At some point, we all strive for a little independence in our lives. We want to make our own decisions -- call the shots. We want to control our own destiny. Eva, the main character in Sylvia Day's Reflected in You, craved independence from an early age, in large part due to the fact that in many ways her mother was dependent on the men in her life. ...more
To me independence is basically making your own decisions and making your own way.; now there ... more

What Would A World with Full Women's Equality Look Like?

In college in the 1980s I remember feminism as a word so confusing and controversial, I dared not speak of it. Over the years, as I lived, worked and traveled, the concept of feminism came into focus. But how is it defined? I looked it up in Websters the other day and found feminism defined as “the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” I'm not sure why that is so controversial in hindsight. That definition got me thinking, what would society look like if the word “theory” was taken out of the definition and women had perfect equality? ...more
This is an excellent article that raises good points. Would there be as many wars? I don't ... more

I'm Jealous of My Husband

This morning my daughter exploded. Okay, so maybe she didn't explode, but her intestines obviously did. There was poop everywhere -- mashed into her blankets, smeared all over her crib bars, caked onto her hands, feet, and face. The weird thing is, she hadn't even been crying or fussing. I heard her wake up, and I allowed her to babble contentedly to herself for a few minutes while I brushed my teeth and threw some clothes together, then I walked to her room, opened her door, and immediately I knew something had gone terribly wrong....more
Brava to you my sister for not only doing but for allowing yourself to feel and  "lean" into ... more