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I can't believe it! May 8th, the day we moved into the apartment, 2013 began the first year of the four year plan. So we are now into our second year and pretty much on track. Finances still need work but everything else is falling into place.  The basic o
granolagirl · 1685 days ago

I did a three part series called Help Change the World. It can be found here. I wanted to share my thoughts of how all of us can help to change the world one child at a time. I also want to share this from my recent newsletter: We all want something out of
Michele · 2206 days ago

Being a mom means wearing so many different hats sometimes in the space of an hour. Being a work at home, homeschooling mom ads a few more hats but to me is so worth it. Now I have to add a hat to my collection. Recently my husband passed away unexpectedly
granolagirl · 2509 days ago

Back when I was first making the decision to quit practicing law and do, well, anything other than work in a law firm, I spent A LOT of time agonizing over what my "purpose" was. "If money was no object, what would you do?" I remember being asked, "what's
Hegemommy · 2588 days ago

It's not the being that is hard, it is the becoming. It's being on the verge.What am I on the verge of? Everything. Nothing. All of it at once.No, these are not fortunes from a cookie, or daily meditations sent from my emailed horoscope. These are truths e
Hegemommy · 2684 days ago

Ana's post got me thinking last night. She wrote, 'they used to be called housewives,' a fab post. It was the 'used to' that I couldn't get out of my mind. Does that mean this term is now redundant in America? I ask, because it's certainly not the case in
Elle · 2794 days ago

So many of us have encountered abuse. So many of us have buried their wounds deep inside. Children are afraid, they daren't talk or they rebel, they run away, try and kill themselves. We all run away somehow. I mostly retreated in my imagination, believing
Elle · 2798 days ago

I’ve spent a great deal of my 6+years as a mother making peace with my own troubled relationship with my mom, a fact I doubt places me in a different position than countless other women.  The process has been one of starting and stopping, largely because m
Hegemommy · 2805 days ago

I guess I'll officially declare that this will be Ricky month. What follows is another oldie-but-goodie. About a decade before he was longing for a golden penis sheath to show off in the locker room, he was entertaining me in other, more innocent ways. I
DawnRRivers · 2833 days ago

I'm back in school. I have returned to an institution of higher learning so that I can receive the benefit of an improved mind and increased access to information. For example, if I hadn't gone back to school, I would never have heard the tale of the Golde
DawnRRivers · 2840 days ago

  Brian had slammed the front door with such force on his way out, it bounced back open. Deb, overcome by the tidal wave of his ignorance, fell against the perpetual pile of stuff in the dining room. “Where are you going? Brian! Don’t leave! Brian! Brian!
Karen-Monroy · 2892 days ago

  Every morning, I’d been waking to the beauty of spring unfolding. Cherry blossoms, orange blossoms, and the songbird symphony. Smiles from my son, his natural joy sprinkled life as we moved through our day. Deb woke to a house shuttered against the ligh
Karen-Monroy · 2895 days ago

Filthy dishes rose like a volcano out of the sink and overflowed to the counters, tempting me to judge Deb. My skin crawled at the mess. How was it possible to not care about the clutter and the crusted old food remnants now being feasted upon by flies? A
Karen-Monroy · 2901 days ago

Tornado Warning, A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence And Its Effect On A Woman's Life, written by Elin Stebbins Waldal, will be avialble at www.tornadowarningbook.com for pre-release in mid-November. The publication date is 2/1/11 at which time you may f
Elin · 3011 days ago

    It's difficult to Karen Storek down. Faith, family, and an indomitable spirit are her strongest weapons against adversity, and Karen Storek has known a few. Ten years ago this single mom of two sons was diagnosed with ALS also known as L
IntheHeartland · 3035 days ago

If you have computers in your home and if your elementary aged children are learning to use computers at school, the reality is that your children are techno-literate, whether or not you’re ready for it. It is a smart parent who embraces their childr
EcoSteward · 3196 days ago

Most of us choose to become mothers, as such we have a responsibility and duty to our children.After all, they certainly didn't have a choice and they depend on us for survival and love. This does not mean we have to suffer our children or be slaves to th
Elle · 3223 days ago

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/article7070165.ece This is an article about E. Badinter, whom I wrote about in a previous post. Astonishing views,I'm still as outraged as the first time I heard her on the news! Following is the l
Elle · 3225 days ago