Why Won't You Stop Posting Unflattering Pictures of Me?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I'm friends with a lot of other women in my neighborhood, and we go out at least once a month for drinks and gossip. ...more
Whine and moan. Kwitcherbitchin. Or start taking and posting ones in return. Seriously, if ...more

When Are You Too Old To Wear a Bikini?

Next month I'm going to Los Angeles with my 25-year-old son. Both of us can't wait to dive into the Pacific Ocean. ...more
If you take care of your body and you look great, why not!more

10 Reasons You Can't Afford to Stay Out of the Working Families Policy Discussion

Valerie Jarrett is Senior Adviser to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. As it turns out, you don't have to be a political wonk to have a policy discussion. And that's the way it should be. ...more
DWStweets vj44 Wrong. 60% of kids growing up with a single parent, worse in Black community. ...more

5 Steps Toward a Nontoxic Home

We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis, but just how much depends on the foods we eat, the furniture we sit on, the lotions we decide to put on our bodies and the products that surround us.The degree to which we potentially put our children’s health at risk depends on the different products we decide to bring into the house. Their exposure to toxins begins before they are even born. Whatever we inhale or ingest can have a lasting effect on our children....more
LOVE Dr. Bronner's!  I use it on everything!more

Will You #Ask4More This Equal Pay Day?

Today, April 14, is Equal Pay Day; in other words, the average American woman has to work until today—four and a half months—to earn what the average man earned during the last year. And the wage gap is even wider for mothers and women of color. ...more
While learning how to count in elementary school we also learned who counted! While Bobby ...more

What Question Would You Ask President Obama About Your Paycheck, Your Job, and Your Future?

This week, we are focusing on the earning and economic prospects of American women—and, by extension, our families. On Tax Day, April 15, at 2:35PM Eastern Time, SheKnows Media and BlogHer will host a special town hall meeting with President Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...more
Dear President Barack Obama! High love for people create prosperous world!  I wish you a warm ...more

I Lost My Best Friend

Through ups and downs and thick and thin, my childhood best friend Sarah and I continued our best-friendship well into our adulthood, until her sudden death from an aneurysm four years ago. I was bereft for many reasons but one was that having always had her in my life, I'd always had a best friend. She and I talked about every single aspect of our lives, including mothering, work, marriage, our shared childhoods, the loss of our parents (we'd known one another's parents well), etc. ...more
Give it some time, one day you may find someone not to replace your best friend, but to take the ...more

Are You Organizing That Stuff or Just Hoarding It?

I've been buried in my basement for over a week now as part of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge, and I still can't see the end in sight. ...more
I'm married to a hoarder and have to throw things away when he's not looking. I disliked that ...more

Menopause: Are You Shrinking Or Am I Getting Taller?

The other day I had my annual exam at the gynecologist. The nurse asked me to step on the scales — which I knew wasn't going to be good — and, afterwards, to turn my back to the wall so she could measure me. "Five-six and a quarter," she said. "Can you measure again?" I asked. "I don't think I was standing up straight." Her measurement had to be wrong. All my life I'd been 5' 7 ½", and it seemed only yesterday my internist said I'd lost half an inch. So I had to be at least 5'7". ...more
I'm not in my 50s yet, but I've "grown" half an inch over the past decade thanks to ballroom ...more

Parenting Through Passover and Finding the Yes

This week is Passover. It started with the first seder last Friday evening and ends this Saturday after sundown. In the meantime, we, as Jews, are prohibited from eating any kind of leavened bread, along with other restrictions, which is both more complicated and simpler than it sounds. It does mean a huge disruption to our routine, a change in the way we handle and plan meals, and me saying "no" to many requests for various snacks and favorite dinners. ...more