Caregiver Island: My Family Won't Help Me Take Care of My Mother

I write this anonymously, but I have to confess: A lot of times I feel like I have no family support. I'm not talking about social services or the help from the family I live with. Their help is tremendous. No, I'm talking about my immediate family. Most days I feel alone out here on Caregiver Island....more
Heartbreaking and honest. Thank you for sharing and I am sorry for your struggles. Acceptance is ... more

Lean In, Opt Out, What the F*ck?

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while, but have been putting it off. It hits so close to home ... and I am also of two completely different minds on the issue, and still trying to figure it out. I don’t have the answers ... but I am living with the questions. ... and the repercussions – both good and bad – of the answers I’ve chosen to date....more
Thanks for sharing. Some of the points you raise are exactly the reason businesses should better ... more

Announcing: The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Six weeks + 2,600 submissions + 15 committee members = The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year! (Affectionately known as #VOTY.)This year's VOTY submission process has been a magnificent journey through the hearts and minds of the blogosphere. We are so excited to honor these 100 bloggers -- writers, speakers, and artists, who have pushed us to think more, feel more, share more, and do more....more
Congratulations to all the VOTY winners. more

Quit Complaining, Soccer Moms! You Don't Know How Good You Have It!

Hey Soccer Moms, listen up! Are you listening? Hey, all you NT soccer moms out there, we (the special needs parents) are jealous! Yes, you read that right. We are jealous, annoyed, maybe even a bit pissed off! Why you ask? Well, have a seat, let me explain! We are jealous because while you have to juggle your kids to different sporting events or juggle birthday parties, play dates, coffee dates, maybe even mani/pedi salon days, or dare I say it, DATE NIGHT with your significant others, we don't get to do this....more
Thank you for sharing this. Do I think you really don't expect me to complain about my life? No. ... more

Steubenville Trial: Two Boys Found Guilty of Rape

Jane Doe got justice. ...more
Thanks for covering the trial Mona. It couldn't have been easy. I too hope this sparks a ... more

Hey, Dance Teacher! Parents Work!

My cell phone rang yesterday at 3pm. I was in a meeting so I didn’t pick up the voicemail until 3:45. The message was from my daughter’s dance instructor. She was letting me know that my daughter’s 6pm Thursday dance class, was changing to a 5pm Thursday dance class, effective that night. In one hour and 15 minutes. Really? What if, like me, my husband took a 6:15 train home from the city?...more
@bcherkowsky Good point. I told the Park & Rec commission that runs the program. I'm not sure ... more

Hey, Dance Teacher! Parents Work!

My cell phone rang yesterday at 3pm. I was in a meeting so I didn’t pick up the voicemail until 3:45. The message was from my daughter’s dance instructor. She was letting me know that my daughter’s 6pm Thursday dance class, was changing to a 5pm Thursday dance class, effective that night. In one hour and 15 minutes. Really? What if, like me, my husband took a 6:15 train home from the city?...more
@xina143 I don't expect programs to cater to my schedule nor do I expect to attend every recital ... more

Hey, Dance Teacher! Parents Work!

My cell phone rang yesterday at 3pm. I was in a meeting so I didn’t pick up the voicemail until 3:45. The message was from my daughter’s dance instructor. She was letting me know that my daughter’s 6pm Thursday dance class, was changing to a 5pm Thursday dance class, effective that night. In one hour and 15 minutes. Really? What if, like me, my husband took a 6:15 train home from the city?...more
@MoodyMommi Thank you. more

Hey, Dance Teacher! Parents Work!

My cell phone rang yesterday at 3pm. I was in a meeting so I didn’t pick up the voicemail until 3:45. The message was from my daughter’s dance instructor. She was letting me know that my daughter’s 6pm Thursday dance class, was changing to a 5pm Thursday dance class, effective that night. In one hour and 15 minutes. Really? What if, like me, my husband took a 6:15 train home from the city?...more
@sugaree Exactly and thanks for that. I paid money for a 6 p.m. course. I may or may not have ... more

I Made a Town Meeting Gasp

I'm not the kind that plays for attention. In the background is where I feel comfortable; my husband and children say I even wear mouse-coloured clothes. My mouth is not fast, or loud. But yesterday I stood up at a town meeting and made the room gasp....more
Love it! We need to hear more women's voices at town meetings everywhere. Here's my ... more
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