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Congress Is Not Just For Old White Men - Moms Can Serve Too

The recent primary election brought the usual flood of campaign literature pouring through my letter slot. I had nearly tossed the pile into the recycling bin when I noticed something AMAZING.There was a large color photo of a Hispanic woman holding two tiny kids. The text began “As a mother of two children…” and was an endorsement for quality pre-K. It hit me – SHE was the candidate, and she was claiming her identity as a mother in her campaign for the state legislature. Had I ever seen such a thing before? Had it ever HAPPENED before?...more
We need more women--mothers, grandmothers, lesbians, singles, aunts, wives, daughters, sisters. ...more

Why I Don't Feel Guilt as a Working Mom

As women and as mothers, we naturally carry guilt. Some more so than others maybe, but we all do it. At one time or another, we all have something that creeps up into our lives to make us feel guilty as parents. My biggest battle with guilt comes in the form of being a working mom....more

Dear Dr. Romance: You're giving advice on what YOU consider normal

Dear Dr. Romance:Thank you for your free articles, you have a lot of good stuff in there. A couple of the girls at work and I read your articles and get a good laugh. You're giving advice assuming that our lives are what YOU consider normal. You have a good job, make good money, live in a nice house, wear nice clothes, probably have good make-up, have access to good transportation, and so on. If I had all that, I wouldn't have a problem dating....more

Why I Stopped Taking Advice, Stopped Looking for a Job, and Started Living

I stopped taking advice from others a few weeks ago, stopped looking for a 9 to 5 job, and started living my life my way.  I did it because I wanted to.  I have been a mom for 20 years.  That is a very long time to take care of other people and focus primarily on the needs of others.  ...more
Thanks for sharing! Being an entrepreneur can be difficult and takes a lot of effort, but loving ...more

Have you been punished for using the restroom at work? You are not alone!

It’s hard to believe that, in 2014, companies are still trying to punish people who need to use the restroom more frequently.  Case in point, Chicago’s WaterSaver Faucet Company. Their union, Teamsters local 743, has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board claiming WaterSaver unfairly disciplined 19 workers in June for“excessive use” of washrooms....more

Bad Boss Story #1: Mr. Charming

 Everyone has had at least one “boss from hell” during their working life, haven’t they?...more

Grad School Personal Statement

I struggled with writing this. I have never been verbose in my writing – totally weird right? I am much more of a verbal storyteller or oral historian....more