A recent New York Times article highlights a new study showing that obesity can be a result of a genetic mutation. As a fat woman, this is good to hear.
Back in the early spring, my husband and I began researching summer camps for my daughter. While we both work from home, we have a full-time work load, and wanted to have quiet for working. But my daughter – empowered by her democratic school experience – strongly lobbied to stay home for the summer and MORE »
I’m working on getting fit as a plus sized woman, but I cannot find good active wear. What gives? Plus size fitness happens, people.
I’m going to see the movie The Heat because, hey, women in starring roles in a buddy movie! I don’t even care if it’s terrible.
Last night hundreds of thousands decided they #standwithwendy, but really, Wendy stood with me, and stood up FOR me.
Scientists have found that things like abuse and neglect don’t just cause psychological damage; they also bring changes to your DNA that can be inherited.
Last Sunday my daughter and I headed into downtown Philly to help run a booth at the Philadelphia Pride Festival (the booth was promoting my daughter’s school). It was exhilarating to see so many happy young couples celebrating Pride, holding hands and kissing and flirting and dancing. I’m thrilled that by exposing my daughter to MORE »
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s likely you’ve heard about the new study from Pew that shows that moms are the primary breadwinners in over 40% of homes in the United States. Here’s the problem with that study: of that 40%, 63% are single mothers. So of COURSE they are the primary breadwinner MORE »
Her foster care situation wasn’t ideal – obviously, living at home with loving parents and being with her siblings would have been better – but it offered a temporary refuge and sanctuary during a challenging time in her life.
I spent Monday afternoon through all day yesterday battling some sort of stomach… thing. I don’t know if it was a bug or something I ate, but mercifully, it only lasted about twenty four hours. I woke up this morning feeling mostly pretty good and am back at my desk upright and working. When I MORE »
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