Ever since Title IX guaranteed equal funding for girls' sports programs 40 years ago, we've seen the results in school, the workplace and women's self-confidence. Studies have shown that girls who play sports in high school are more likely to do better in science classes, complete college, avoid substance abuse and join the workforce. And the more time they spend participating in team sports, the higher their self-esteem.
Naturally, there's also an effect on the playing…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on August 13, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments
This year over 1.75 million college students walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas. Seniors everywhere were excited to graduate as parents were thinking about words of wisdom to impart. With the scarcity of jobs and school loans due, it’s going to be harder than ever for these kidults to engage in adult roles.…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on July 1, 2012 at 8:06pm — No Comments
By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
I am running down the hall. In the living room there is a party going on and women are dancing to the music. I’m nervous. Very very nervous. One of the women calls to me. Suuuusaaaaan. Its yooooouuurr turrrrnnn! She has a feather boa in her hands and she wants me to shimmy my way into the center of the circle and…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on May 19, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments
By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
An old friend of mine recently chopped her finger off.
It wasn’t intentional and it wasn’t her whole finger, but it was a nice chunk. She was trimming plants in her garden and trimmed her thumb right off along with a stem. Ugh! It must have been awful!
This happened while I…
Added by Audreyvp on March 29, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments
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By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Are you alone and wondering how you'll be celebrating the holidays this year? Whether you're divorced or widowed, a single parent or the spouse of a deployed serviceperson, it most likely seemed easier when you had a partner to share in the planning. But now that you'll be the one creating the holiday mood, take advantage of the freedom you have to develop customs that are just right for you. …
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 4, 2011 at 1:43am — No Comments
I had heard for so long that I should have a will, especially after my divorce, but I kept putting it off, thinking it was too expensive and not really needed. I was young, what could happen? Well, actually, many things could happen. Would you want your children’s future to be chaos because you didn’t want to spend the money? And what if you get too sick to look after them? Then what? Women of divorce, you need a will! Click …Continue
Added by Carol Ferguson on December 2, 2011 at 11:14pm — No Comments
It may not be obvious; financial stress and emotional stress are closely tied together. In providing financial support for single parents, we must also consider emotional support. Stress in any one area of your life often leads to stress in other areas so you need to look at the whole picture of your life. We often focus on only the emotional stress after divorce when in fact, the financial stress can be more damaging to you and your children if not dealt…Continue
Added by Carol Ferguson on July 18, 2011 at 5:33pm — No Comments
We are trying to reach a goal of 10,000 “fans” to just send the message to publishers and the media that we won’t endorse, in any way, the glorification nor the monetization of this horrific tragedy, and will not purchase any media (written, televised, or other..) in which Casey Anthony stands to make a profit from it’s sales and revenue.
Please visit our Facebook page and share with as many friends as you can. Thank you.…Continue
Are you planning on traveling with your pets this summer? You may want to check out the Blanket Online ID for your feline or canine. The British Columbia based company uses the web to facilitate getting a lost pet home, no matter where they are in North America.
Added by Audreyvp on May 6, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments
Let me share with you what I heard when I walked into a doctor’s office.
“But Doctor, isn’t there anything I can do to help Ethan overcome his…Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on April 28, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
What’s this approach? It’s a combination of two things: attitude and know how.
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on April 27, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments
Mom Squawk is holding a writing competition on their FB page. Please stop by to read and comment on my article. The writer with the most comments is offered a writing position for a year. This would make me a very happy mommy blogger :)
Thanks for your…
Added by Jamie coombs on April 13, 2011 at 10:22pm — No Comments
Thank you to each of the mom bloggers out there who I don't know but together create a community of support. My story and Little Patient Big Doctor is profiled today on CNN.com. Part of the reason is the positive community of support we give each other. Seeing each of you succeed gives me strength to believe that my…Continue
Added by LeadHership on February 27, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments
The week before Christmas, I noticed on a friend’s Facebook page that her husband had just suffered a massive heart attack over the weekend. My friend, Duchess Ocean Waves is one of my Ya-Yas, the small group of girlfriends I have know since elementary school. Immediately, I sent out a Ya-Ya alarm to rouse the troops. We all made calls, sent emails, left voicemails, and texted. The Duchess comes from a large extended family and she counts most people in her community as friends. We knew…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on January 21, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments
It's been a couple days since I opened my heart and wrote the posting, The Day My Paper Shredder Made Me Cry. Within a couple hours of disclosing my innermost, rawest, feelings, my e-mail box was flooded with messages of support, encouragement and advice. There are no words....
Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 20, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments
As many of you are probably aware, thanks to the wildly successful pink-ribbon campaign, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know many of you have given both your time and money to the cause through the various options…Continue
Added by Keri Pugh on October 11, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments
With rising life expectancy, there is a good chance your children will get to know their grandparents. There is a good chance your parents will live well past their sixties and that you will eventually live even longer than them. However, with economic uncertainty, poor saving rates, and retirements that are starting to last longer than working careers, more and more people are running out of money in their golden years. Medication and medical costs associated with…Continue
Added by Angela Zwaagstra on July 28, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments