** I received a Pink Ribbon Charmballa bracelet from Joseph Nogucci for editorial consideration. Please note all thoughts are my own and I am not being compensated in any other way. ** In addition to my fabulous pink wiper blades from AutoTex Pink, another item that I am happy to sport for Breast Cancer […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the time of year where we are all inundated with “pink” products, from cleaning supplies, food and makeup to watching the NFL players with their pink cleats. Many products claim to donate to various breast cancer charities, but being me, I take the initiative to conduct my own […]
I’ve donated a lot of stuff to Goodwill over the years, but I wasn’t aware until the past year that Goodwill used the sales of those items to provide support and job training to people who struggle with finding employment. Goodwill has a new tool to help people understand exactly how donating old stuff can […]
“The bottom line is that we are one human family, one Tribe–and if we’re going to be able to lift ourselves out of the holes that we’ve dug in this world, then we need to start acting like it. “ There is a great epidemic in this world of struggle: poverty, injustice, lack of human […]
Did you know that approximately 950,000 women suffer from postpartum depression each year? Some research suggests possibly even more. Katherine Stone has made it her mission to educate the public on the mental illnesses that afflict pregnant women as well as support the mothers who are struggling with postpartum depression. Katherine is the founder and editor […]
Everyone seemed to have an opinion about my engagement. I was only twenty, not even old enough to drink legally, when my college boyfriend proposed. I strongly believe women should decide if and when they want to marry, but sadly, the same sentiment is not shared around the world. My friends teased me for being […]
I’m only in my mid-30s, but I have the beginning signs of arthritis in my foot and ankle. Nearly every woman in my family develops arthritis eventually, so I used to think joint pain and stiffness was inevitable as I aged. I recently discovered that arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. One in […]
Mommy, do you love your computer more than me?
Before having children, I imagined “work-life balance” like an old-fashioned scale. When things were out of whack, you just toss in a hot bath for yourself, a movie with your friends, and a date night with your husband. Now, I see it more as a tug-of-war with two giants pulling either of my arms in opposite directions while I try desperately not to get split in half.
Having a baby born with a medical condition or a gene that could trigger a condition is scary. Not knowing about your baby’s condition is even scarier. That’s why newborn screening is so important—even lifesaving. We’ve teamed up with Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for newborn screening, to spread the word.
Are you a Brave Woman?
One in four women experience domestic violence (intimate partner violence) at some point in their lives. These women need all their courage to find a way out.
People often wonder why victims of domestic violence don’t just leave. They do not realize that it takes a special brand of courage to believe in yourself after the person you think you love has told you that you are worthless. Someone has made you feel isolated and invisible…