Sometimes the only reason no one is there to help is because we haven’t had the courage to ask!

I recently ended up in the emergency room with what turned out to be a bad reaction to a new medication. Apparently, when the small print on the bottle says to call your doctor if you experience things like dizziness and loss of consciousness, you really should! I am fine now, but the remarkable thing […]

My Person of the Year . . . a mom with the courage to carry on.

Each year since 1927, Time Magazine has named a Person of the Year. For better or worse, from Adolf Hitler, to Barak Obama to Pope Francis, the magazine picks the person who has most influenced our world that year. This year, the third runner-up for the title was Edith Windsor. Edith was just a woman, […]

Dear Twenty-Somethings: Pay attention, this is important stuff!

My world is full of twenty somethings. All of my children are in their twenties, both the ones I gave birth too, and those who just needed some extra mothering and spent some time living at my house. Many of my friends, co-workers and fellow students are all twenty-somethings. I may be pushing fifty, but […]

This Blog Not Intended for Use by Small Children!

It was with great amusement this morning that I caught up on my email, over coffee and leftover pie, and discovered a lovely note from a reader about my recent Christmas blog.  This particular reader’s beef with me had nothing to do with politics, religion, or how my feminist views were going to cause the […]

Giving a hand up is not communism, it’s just the right thing to do!

Rachel Maddow had the greatest quote a while back about debating politics ~  “Let’s argue. Let’s have the great American debate about the role of government and the best policies for the country. It’s fun. It’s citizenship. It’s activism. It makes the country better when we have those debates. And your country needs you. It […]