When did swearing become a daily part of casual conversations?

When did swearing become a daily part of casual conversations?

By: Tracy Madlener “No f*#%ing way!”  Now that I got your attention, those were the words that got my attention while standing in line at Costco with my kids standing right next to me.  As I turned to the voice that made this comment, I looked at him, then looked at my kids, then looked […]

Are You Prepared If Your Child Goes Missing?

Are You Prepared If Your Child Goes Missing?

By: Amanda K. Fox Each year in the US, nearly 800,000 children under the age of 18 are reported as missing. That breaks down to about 2,185 children each day or about 91 missing children per hour. Keep in mind, this is just in the US, not worldwide. Worldwide statistics are very rough estimates at […]

When the Right to be Responsible is Taken Away

When the Right to be Responsible is Taken Away

By: Grace Alexander, Guest Contributor There’s a lot of talk these days about taking personal responsibility for one’s life and actions. This is particularly true when it comes to women. Politicians seem caught in a cycle of alternately trying to woo and trying to legislate women, and the words “take responsibility” come up a lot. […]

I think I’m Dying … No … It’s Just Menopause

I think I’m Dying … No … It’s Just Menopause

By: Anise Smith I very rarely take medications and I am rarely sick. Even after I had my son I just took Tylenol. This is why when something out of the ordinary happens, I dramatically believe that am dying. I instantly and hysterically think that I have some freakishly weird “whos-a-ma-gigit ” that grew overnight […]

FGM – “Why?” Is Not Good Enough

FGM – “Why?” Is Not Good Enough

By: Tracy Madlener  They told her that she would be rewarded.  They lured her to believe it was easy.  She believed her parents would never harm her.  She trusted them and followed their lead. Once she entered the room, her 8 year old body was restrained by grown women, her legs spread far apart and […]

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) In The Modern World

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) In The Modern World

By: Carrie Eckles Female genital mutilation (FGM) or female genital cutting (FGC) is the partial or complete removal of the outer female genitalia. There are various forms of female genital mutilation, and they run the gamut from cutting of the clitoris to completely scraping out and gutting the vulva, and, in many cases, sewing it […]

Romney and Ryan: Where They Stand On Women’s Issues

Romney and Ryan: Where They Stand On Women’s Issues

By: Amanda K. Fox The upcoming presidential election in the US is markedly different from years past based on one major factor – women feel threatened. We’re not going to use buzzwords constantly like the “war on women” or tell you what to think or how to vote. We’re not even going to badmouth the […]

When I was your age and other things your kids don’t want to hear

When I was your age and other things your kids don’t want to hear

By: Amanda K. Fox I was recently reminded of a conversation I had with my daughter before she flew the coop to start he new life. I admit, I was at a loss for what kind of wisdom I was supposed to impart on her so I rehashed much of what I was told when […]

How To Stop Bullies From Having Power Over Our Children

How To Stop Bullies From Having Power Over Our Children

By: Adriana Contreras Yesterday, my five year old daughter, told me that two girls in her kindergarten class made fun of her at school for having Wet Ones in her lunchbox. Apparently, the girls were chanting, “Vanessa is a baby! Ha-Ha! She uses baby wipes!! Ha-ha!” You get the picture. They laughed to their little […]

Shhh… The Secret World of the Everyday Homeschooler

Shhh… The Secret World of the Everyday Homeschooler

By: Tracy Madlener Psst… over here… Yes you!… lean in a little closer, I’ve got the lowdown for you about a little enigma called, homeschool.  Yeah, that’s right.  Homeschool.  Shhhh!  Just saying the word homeschool evokes a sense of not being able to see what’s behind the closed doors.  What are they doing?  How many […]