This is a guest post by Reesa from MommaLew - check her out there! The following post is sponsored by TYLENOL®. While Halloween is meant to be all in good fun, for many children it’s stressful and frightening. As a mom, it’s heartbreaking to see your child not enjoying him/herself. I noticed my son, now 6, has always been a bit weary of Halloween. My first instinct was to … [Read more...] about SMILING IT FORWARD™ through Halloween
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Not surprisingly, recent headlines about free birth control really caught America’s attention. A St. Louis research team tracked more than 9,000 women, many of them poor or uninsured, from 2008 to 2010. The women were given their choice of contraception at no cost - from birth control pills to foolproof, long-term options like the IUD or implants. The effect on teen … [Read more...] about Bowl of Condoms in My Bathroom?
In one short, 12-day span, The New York Times published two articles that serves as feminist bookends, of a sort, regarding the pitfalls facing women when we try to be too darn nice. The first was Catherine Newman’s “I Do Not Want My Daughter to Be Nice." In the piece, this 40-something mother explains why she does not instruct her ten-year-old daughter to smile at … [Read more...] about The Pitfalls Of Teaching Our Daughters To Be “Nice”
When I was in college, I was on the pill, and every month I would dutifully make the trek down to the student health center, where I would get a refill on my prescription. The refills cost me five dollars; a small price to pay to avoid getting pregnant at a time when a baby would have derailed my entire future. When I went to law school, one of the first things I … [Read more...] about Paying for the Pill
I recently came upon the story of Janice Dean, a meteorologist for the FOXNews channel and mother of two young boys. Janice’s story of working motherhood was particularly interesting to me, as she has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. My blog, the PRIMARY DILEMMA, is … [Read more...] about An Exceptional Journey: Lessons on Working Motherhood from Janice Dean