Shave Your Kid’s Head to Support Childhood Cancer Research

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Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer: "Lean In" and Get Your Butt to the Office!

Lean in! Take charge! No fear! Out with flex-time! In with face time! ...more
Women who want to work, have a family and basically have it all are caught between a rock and a ...more

Will You Still Eat Ikea's Meatballs After the European Horsemeat Scandal?

I’ve been watching the European horsemeat scandal with one eye because, well, it just didn’t seem like it would really affect me. That is until I saw that international retailing giant Ikea said it is pulling its meatballs from stores in more than 20 countries because a Czech Republic store found horsemeat in the product. ...more
Personally I don't find anything alarming about this - horse meat is commonly eaten in some ...more

How Sequestration Will Hurt My Family

[Editor's Note: With the March 1 deadline just days away, the massive budget cuts called the sequester are beginning to look inevitable. More details are coming out about how the $85 million in cutbacks will affect all kinds of services that get federal funding -- including schools, law enforcement, and air travel security. And as Carol writes, all those government employees have families that will also be impacted. --Grace]...more
@pegsbored I completely agree with you!  I am so sorry your family is going through this.  We ...more

Why Yahoo Just Became Obsolete: CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home

Unless you've been living under a rock, if you're a parent you've probably heard the newest decree from Marissa Mayer -- the young CEO of Yahoo, who was hired when she was five months pregnant and notably took only a two-week maternity leave after popping out her baby, undoubtedly while being fanned by a her doula, a waiting nanny in tow. Her decree, uttered with all the certainty that an empress can have from her ivory citadel, was that no longer could Yahoo employees work remotely (aka from home, or anywhere else that's not the office) anymore....more
@brandeplotnick@JeffinDC THANK YOU!!   Agree with everything you said here... thank your for ...more

The Art of Compromise and the Gun Control Debate

The other day, I was trying to explain the art of compromise to my daughter. “Government,” I told her, “can’t function without compromise.” Oh right, I thought, bad example, because we aren’t exactly excelling on that front these days. The debate over gun control immediately popped into my head. Because doesn’t it seem like no one is willing to compromise on that front? At all? Ever? On either side? On any part of it?So here goes, my totally irreverent take on what’s going on today…...more

How Many Deaths Before We Enforce Gun Control?

Two months have passed since the Newtown tragedy, and while most of us are able to continue our lives as usual after our initial shock, disbelief and horror, the parents of the 20 children killed that day cannot. The families of the teachers killed that day cannot. The health and law enforcement professionals who arrived on the scene cannot. The community of Newtown cannot....more
Lorraine, great article. I am in agreement with you, guns should only be in the hands of trained ...more

Can We Blame Guns and Video Games?

After the most recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I, like most other parents out there have done a lot of soul searching.  Since my actions directly affect the development of the litttle people under my care, I wanted to get to the very heart of the matter, to understand if guns and video games are to blame, if this senseless tragedy can be understood or if it is just that: a tragedy.*****...more

What's the Sequester Anyway and Do You Care About It?

There's a word that's been floating around political circles that I've been avoiding writing about. Sequester. There, I said it. ...more
@TheBlackTortoise I'm glad you're following this news. Regular people have to pay attention to ...more