Women Who Choose Abortion Have Feelings, Too

Fourteen years ago, I sat bawling hysterically in a women's health center. My lower stomach had been cramping for about three weeks. I thought I was just ovulating, and that it was normal....more
That's why I don't want men debate or decide what women should do. Thank you for writing about ...more

Family Holiday Project: Volunteer to be an Elf to a Sick Child!

**November Deadline to join in on the fun! With the holiday season fast approaching, I wanted to tell you about an organization I volunteer for each year. It's called Hugs & Hope! ...more

Dolphins: The Truth About Our Friends From the Sea

Growing up, in film, TV, and books, I learned that dolphins often help out humans in scary situations such as shark attacks. They will bump the shark away from the human. Other times, humans have been towed nearer to shore by a dolphin or two. Flipper. He was fantastic. Right? ...more

This is ridiculous. Your argument is based on emotional appeal and you aren't thinking ...more

Choosing the Wrong Partner is a Pre-Existing Condition in 8 States: Domestic Violence

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is bringing attention to the fact that it is legal in eight states and the District of Columbia for insurance companies to deny coverage due to previous instances of domestic violence. The eight states include Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming. ...more

A Pop, a Candy Bar and a Penis, OH My!

Recently, BlogHer had a contest for a $500 Visa gc asking about its readers' favorite birth story. As I have no children of my own, I only gladly relayed the story of my first time meeting my baby brother. I was 4 1/2 when he was born 3 weeks early. He actually arrived the day of my mom's surprise baby shower, as is evident by the pained expression in all her photos from that day. ...more

zoe - it's my red hair i think. lol



A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Tale of Surviving Adversity

So Much More Than a Mom recently wrote about the events that lead to her breakdown. That got me to thinking about my own little breakdown. Cyndi's climaxed after a 2-year series of unfortunate events; mine climaxed after 8 14 years of unfortunate events. I *should* password-protect this post so that it doesn't end up being screen-shot or quoted on someone else's blog, but I'm tired of letting CAB hinder me. ...more

Murder Victim Identified Via Breast Implant ID Numbers

In a world where murder has become as commonplace as plastic surgery, did we ever see this coming? Murder Victim Identified Via Her Breast Implant ID Numbers. Ryan Jenkins, a contestant on the reality tv show, Megan Wants to Marry a Millionaire, was found dead in his hotel room yesterday, of an apparent suicide. And what prompted this? The murder of his ex-wife, Jasmine Fiore. ...more

Ha!  Well, that might not be the best and only reason to get them.  It's just a ...more

Biological Gender Questioned of Athlete, Caster Semenya

18-year-old Caster Semenya of South Africa, won the Women’s 800 Meter in the World Championships by a long shot over other female contenders. ...more

That has to be absolutely humiliating for that poor woman.  Imagine what that must feel like ...more

Sexual Abuse/Assault Survivors' Credo

We are MaleWe are FemaleWe are African AmericanWe are CaucasionWe are AsianWe are Native AmericanWe are EuropeanWe are TallWe are ShortWe are ThinWe are OverweightWe are StraightWe are GayWe are BisexualWe are TransgenderedWe are Left-BrainedWe are Right-BrainedWe are SingleWe are MarriedWe are in a Committed RelationshipWe are Dating AroundWe like to have SexWe don't like to have SexWe went to CollegeWe didn't go to CollegeWe Work ...more

My Guilty Pleasure: NYC Prep

It wasn't so embarrassing back in the day when I watched Seasons 1-4 of The Real World. "Everyone was doing it" perhaps only because it was the only reality show that aired in the early 90's. Season 1 was truly an experiment, since there'd never been a show like it before. By Season 2, everyone was tuned in to see the infamous episode where David (Dave Chappelle) "attacked" Tami when she was naked in her bed. Beth tried to cover her. Hilarity ensued until everyone decided to kick David out of the house, because no one felt safe around him anymore. ...more

I watched Rock of Love Season I - that is MUCH worse than the shows we're watching now! ...more