DonorsChoose Challenge: The Power of Your Unique Perspective

No matter how you might slice it, your unique perspective is what makes you YOU. Many women spend their whole lives trying to diminish its light, cram it to "fit" into someone else's opinion of who they "should" be, or simply spend so much time tending to others that they lose sight of their own special lens. Personally I spent many years discounting my talents, perspectives, and what I had to offer. I felt not good enough and afraid to accept the vulnerability that comes with putting oneself "out there" by expressing myself fully and honoring that. ...more

I love that exercise. It sounds so interesting. I just might try it myself! I am a bring ...more

DonorsChoose Challenge: Welcome to the Dollhouse

Many years ago, I babysat for the children of a pair of holistic healers. They had a small office at their house where they provided herbal remedies, homeopathic medications, and therapy. The first night that I babysat, their nine-year-old daughter gave me a tour of the house, including their office. "Are you sure we're supposed to be in here?" I asked, scanning their bookshelves. "Of course," said the little girl, leading me towards an empty dollhouse. "I play in here all the time. See, they even have a dollhouse. Do you want to set it up?" ...more

We've joined the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge in support of public schools

Starting today, the blogosphere is banding together in support of public education by helping to raise funds for projects submitted by teachers through DonorsChoose. While Fortune Magazine and a lot of bloggers are going to call this a competition, I'd rather call it a community effort. We can all work together to make a difference and help students and teachers achieve important goals. Here's how you can help. ...more

Sherry, aka Mrs. F, I am thrilled you saw what we're doing. I really hope we can raise the money ...more

A midwife's labor of love

Ruth Lubic is a woman on a mission. At an age when most people would have already retired, she embarked on a new project - starting a midwife-operated birthing center in one of the poorest areas of Washington D.C. The infant mortality rate in D.C. ...more

Ruth Lubic is a heroine. Birth is a natural process, not an illness needing hospitalization. ...more

The value of family dinners and giving our children presence

What if there was one thing you could do to lessen the likelihood that your child would get involved with smoking, drinking or doing drugs; lessen his/her chance of developing obesity; and help him/her do better in school? What if that thing was as simple as having regular family dinners together? ...more

I have fond memories of my 2 brothers and I sitting around the table as close to nightly as ...more

Changing The World, One Blog At A Time

We tend to be pretty quiet up here in Canada. You'd hardly know that we have an election coming up, for example. Nor is it obvious that we spend a lot of time worrying about things like the environment and our children and when the hell the Stanley Cup is going to take its rightful place in Toronto. (I kid! It would also look very nice in Vancouver!) You'd hardly know that we can get pretty gung ho about causes. Which is why it's time to remind you all about BlogHers Act Canada. ...more

I was scrolling down and happened to notice something about the cup in Toronto, and as a ...more

Study: First-time moms want more information about life with new baby

A new study including 151 mothers in Brisbane, Australia has found that first-time moms want more information about what life with a newborn will be like and says they often don't feel prepared for the recovery period after giving birth and emotional toll of caring for a new baby. ...more

I think I was in a semi-permanent state-of-shock after my son was born.  Besides having a ...more

Hurricane Gustav: Reputable relief resources

This week I joined much of America in my concern as two significant events unfolded. The first was the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. The second was Hurricane Gustav in the Gulf Coast. ...more

Thank you for sharing this. I was just talking to a friend of mine today who is in the ...more

This is Clementine, nice to share something with you...Why am I here or what is my aim?The answer is very simple to share what i make or what i like...You don't need to search the details behind my perspective or my personality because i don't like artificial or complicated things. Life is so short so please don't make the life unbearable with your artificial and complicated things, please catch the moment and share these moments with other exact people.... Hi this is me this is clementine share this moment with me... ...more

Women's issues, rights and equality

With the Democratic National Convention in full swing and Women's Equality Day, marking the 88th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, celebrated on Aug. 26, women's issues have been a hot topic lately. ...more

I totally agree. This is the first election where I've felt like I really care about the ...more