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Who Am I Without My Sister? A Look at Love and Loss

"I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at."- Maya Angelou ...more
Tina L Porter  Thank you Tina.  It's taken over 20 years for me to find the right words.more

6 Ways to Tell If Your Baby Is Actually a Zombie

I know. You've heard it before. Babies are like zombies, ha ha ha. But I really think baby C might be one, because the Threenager didn't do any of this stuff, and he's kind of taken it to a whole new level. Now, I'm no expert on zombies. I've only seen snippets of Walking Dead while the Husband is watching it, but I think it may be time to worry. Here are some of the signs that make me think we have a zombie living with us. ...more
DoTryThisAtHome Ha! Thanks for reading :)more

I Was a Classic Extrovert Until I Became a Mom

The month I started dating the man who would become my husband I took the Myers-Briggs test and scored almost 100 percent in extroversion. No one who knew me was surprised since I was the one who spent her down time with friends and chatted up people in the grocery store line. For my entire life, I’ve been pegged as an extrovert. Spending too many hours alone made me cranky, lonely and restless. When it came to the social world, I wanted as much as I could possibly get. As for my inner world, it simply didn’t captivate me the way the world around me did. Classic extrovert. ...more

I Forgot What a New Job Feels Like

It’s been 12 years since I have started a new job. I had forgotten how physically and emotionally draining the first few days, weeks and maybe even months can be....more

My Run for Office: Why Call It a State House When So Few Mothers Are In It?

I had expected February to be another month of juggling book promotions for my ibook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, not to mention college applications for my oldest son, but instead, I spent the better part of the month running for the Hawaii State Legislature....more
Thanks, jessc_traveler -- will definitely check it out!  We need to acknowledge that there are ...more

5 Clothing Essentials for Nursing Moms

After three kids and 67 months breastfeeding (plus hopefully at least another two for my toddler and probably another 24 for baby #4 on the way), I've spent way more time in my nursing clothes than I ever will in my expensive maternity clothes. ...more
Great post!more

No, You Really Can't Give My Kid Sugar

Dear well-meaning, loving, kind people who offer my daughter sweets, I would love to give my daughter cake just as much as you would. I would love to give her cheesecake on my birthday. I would love to give her more than one tiny bite of one little Swedish fish for Valentine’s Day. I want to say yes to her, and I want to say yes to you when you offer to give her a bite of your delicious pastry....more
NutritionistKitch I agree. Most things that are bad for you, like sugar, caffeine, greasy food, ...more

Why I Told My Daughter She Didn't Have to Go to College

"I'm not sure I want to go to college," my daughter said to me. I guess the look on my face made it pretty clear what I thought of that, and she hastily amended it with, "For the first year, I mean." "You want to take a year off?" I clarified. "Yeah. I just don't think I need to start right away." I chewed my lip, considering my words carefully. ...more
Every kid who isn't absolutely sure about what they are going to do with their lives, should ...more

Asthma: Kids with Cat Allergies

Notice your little one sneezing a lot around the family feline? It could be a warning that the kid will need an inhaler before making it to double digits. Image: anomalous...more

When Dads Care for Babies, Their Brains Actually Change

The deeper I get into mothers' rights work, the more often I end up thinking about men and fathers. While there is no dispute that women, even now, do much more of the caregiving and homemaking than men, men's lives have changed both at home and at work as a result of women's leaps in education and employment outside the home. Changes in the activity of one gender are necessarily going to be felt, one way or another, by the other....more
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