Watch: Carhartt Mother’s Day Spot Is A Kickass Celebration Of Strong Women Everywhere

May 12, 2017 by

In this new short film, Carhartt, the workwear company founded in 1889, just did what most brands fail miserably at doing; they captured the strength, tenacity, compassion, complexity, diversity, heroism, and all around badassery of women... in under a minute and in the most authentic way. We could not love this more. Statement ... [Read More]

The Disturbing Reason Teens Are Playing ‘13 Reasons Why’ on Snapchat

May 9, 2017 by

For several weeks, I’ve been planning to write a piece about “13 Reasons Why“, the viral Netflix series that has swept the country’s teens. The riveting series is based on the book 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and it tells the tragic story of Hannah Baker, a teenage girl who commits suicide and posthumously sends cassette tapes to 13 people whom she holds accountable for her decision to end her life. The ... [Read More]

Anna Jarvis Came To Loathe The Holiday She Fought To Establish… Meet The Mother Of Mother’s Day

May 8, 2017 by

Although President Woodrow Wilson gets all the credit for putting Mother’s Day on our national holiday calendar 103 years ago in 1914, the day was already being championed nine years earlier by Woman You Should Know Anna Jarvis. ... [Read More]

What We Tell Our Daughters About Body Hair

March 13, 2017 by

By Lauren Apfel - I learned to deal with unwanted body hair at my mother’s knee. I am dark and she is dark and this was part of my education in being a girl. I would sit on a low stool in her bathroom, which was big and blue-tiled, and watch as she depilated in one way or another. I was acquainted with the tools of the trade early—bleach for the face and arms, tweezers for the eyebrows, ... [Read More]

This Is What 260 Weeks Pregnant Looks Like… New PSA Makes Important Point About Paid Leave

February 7, 2017 by

“Meet Lauren. Because the United States doesn’t guarantee paid family and medical leave to new moms, dads or anyone with serious personal or family health issues, she’s had a very, very, very long five years.” A new PSA from the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) ... [Read More]

Are Today’s Parents Getting a Raw Deal?

January 6, 2017 by

By Rhonda Stephens - Summer 1974. I’m 9 years old. By 7:30 am, I’m up and out of the house, or if it’s Saturday I’m up and doing exactly what my father, Big Jerry, has told me to do. Might be raking, mowing, digging holes, or washing cars. Summer 2016. I’m tiptoeing out of the house, on my way to work, in an effort not to wake my children who will undoubtedly sleep until 11 am. They may complete ... [Read More]

“I Don’t Want Kids… And That’s OK!” A Comic By Illustrator Kate McDonough

November 10, 2016 by

Kate McDonough is an illustrator and writer currently living in Iowa. She creates a series of comics called "Pretty, Pretty Ugly" that focus on living with anxiety and trying to see the humor in awkward moments. From a young age Kate has always known that she didn’t want children, and like so many of us who have made this choice ... [Read More]

When Your Birth Plan Goes So Wrong That There Is No Baby To Bring Home…One Woman’s Story

August 30, 2016 by

By Marlene Kern Fischer - Before I was a blogger I was (and still am) an avid blog reader. I enjoy learning about other people’s lives through their stories and gaining a perspective on things that are unlike my own experiences. ... [Read More]

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