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How Can We Help Women's Careers? Better Parental Support... For Dads

Mark Tyler and I  have been talking about the ups and downs of being the at home parent.  I asked him to write a post about his experience.  After several weeks of writing between bouts of  cooking, cleaning, hugging, story-telling, dressing, playing, undressing, bathing, brushing, combing, driving, picking up and putting away, he sent me the following.  Thanks, Mark, and a very happy Father's Day to you. <...more

10 Things You Didn't Know About Ruby Dee

The amazing Ruby Dee passed away a few days ago and is now mourned by countless fans. Here are some things you don't know about her..or maybe you did know, but let's take a moment to reflect on how Fabulous and Blessed she was.  ...more
Thanks Blogher! Glad that this post was featured! The post about Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan is very ...more

My Review of the Fuji Instax Share SP-1 Printer -- I Don't Love It But I Like It for Art Journal Projects

Right about the time I was trying to talk myself out of buying the Fuji Instax Mini camera, I noticed someone talking about the Fuji Instax Share Printer and decided that was a cute little toy I'd like to have....more

More "If Asians Said Stuff White People Say"

Because this "If Asians Said the Things White People Say" video is the story of my life, and I can't let it pass without comment because it's so awesome.  And I need to add some other things Asians could say to white people. This video was produced by BuzzFeed and has gone viral. Before we begin: ...more
hahahaha...this is great!more

Why Are 1000 Children Being Detained in a Holding Facility in Arizona?

There is a story weighing heavily on my heart that I would like to share. I had other plans for posts to share with you, but as a mother I simply cannot ignore this story. It’s important and necessary to take notice of news like this, but let me warn you it is not pretty. I’m not sure that this news has really filtered out to the rest of America, but here in Arizona we are dealing with a humanitarian crisis and it involves children....more
Tammy Soong I am quite certain there are parents around the US, especially in Chicago that wish ...more

Gisele Bündchen: Women Breaking Barriers to Clean Energy

Fashion icon Gisele Bündchen @giseleofficial is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme. She has been dubbed the world’s ‘greenest’ celebrity. After a more than five-mile walk to gather firewood with women in Kenya, she speaks out about the need for modern energy to reduce women’s labour and reduce pollution. ...more

As a Former Planned Parenthood Escort, I'm Cheering the New Hampshire Buffer Law

On Tuesday, we celebrated a little big victory. Our state committed to the safety of all who make use of, pass by, live near, or even object to reproductive health clinics.  At a time when the United States trends toward more restrictions on the right of reproductive choices, one state just went the other way: New Hampshire....more
survivelivethrive  I did. NH is reviewing the law, but it likely doesn't stand as is. We'll have ...more

Gay Marriage Is Dividing Republicans

Marriage equality promises to be a forefront watershed issue for the Republican Party in the lead up to the 2016 Presidential Election. BlogHer Contributing Editor Erica Holloway spoke to GOP supporters of gay marriage to find out what's at stake....more
erica_holloway Will do!more

The Day My Third World Self Put My First World Self In Its Place

I was washing a few dishes and enjoying the cold water gushing out from our faucet when from out of the blue, I was reminded of those years in the Philippines when we had a water crisis and some form of water rationing was done in most urban areas. I don't know why I had the thought, but I was suddenly reminded of those days when I would turn on the faucet and nothing would come out of it.  So then I thought to myself, "Oh, I'm using too much water; better turn the faucet down and save some water!" ...more
AlinaZavatsky Living in the First World has really spoiled me too, Alina.  But like you, and ...more

My Son and #YesAllWomen

Last week my firstborn, 14-year-old Elliott, informed me that a group of girls at his middle school were (and I am quoting him directly here) "causing a fuss about #YesAllWomen." ...more
i just LOVE this post.  thank you so much for sharing. <3 <3 <3more