Statue at the Zen Buddhist Monastery, Upstate, NY

My Wild and Crazy Zen Retreat Adventure

At first, I felt like an abandoned ten-year-old, dropped off at a remote summer camp—with the extra added attraction of no cell phone reception or Wi Read...
Contributed by Catherine Gigante-Brown | 05.26.15

Everything You Need To Win Designer Resale Shopping Without Losing Your Mind

As patient and careful as you might be, designer resale stores may test you. Read...
by Amanda Lauren | 05.26.15
long hair rule

Bye-Bye To The Stupid Long Hair Rule 

Listen to your mother. I did. Briefly. She was adamant that it was wrong for a woman over 40 to wear a long hairstyle. I believed her. Then...not Read...
Contributed by Kelli H. Clevenger | 05.26.15

Ask Momma Bare: Is My 15-year-old Having Sex? What Do I DO?

Your kid is gonna do some dumb stuff. Accept it. Read...
by joni edelman | 05.25.15

Ladies We Love: Deborah Kass

Inspirational Artist. Passionately Cultural. Read...
by Amanda Lauren | 05.25.15
Spotted at: Sage Vegan Café in LA’s Echo Park neighborhood
"This is the only non-black-and-white dress I own, I think."  

The Conversation

What Does Motherhood Look Like To You?

What Does Motherhood Look Like To You? Other Mothers Tell Us Their Stories

Nikki: Comedic actress, Vintage-lover

Spotted at: Sage Vegan Café in LA’s Echo Park neighborhood
Occupation: Actress and sales associate at... Read...
by Allyson Rees | 05.26.15

Is Your Handbag Hurting You?

Ouch. Your neck hurts. Your shoulder throbs. Girl, it might be your handbag. It may be too heavy. Big bags can be a source of jokes, but also a Read...
Contributed by Kelli H. Clevenger | 05.25.15

A Simple Way to Prevent Vaginal and Urinary Tract Infections

When I was first married, I found myself constantly suffering from painful and awful vaginal and urinary tract infections. The doctor prescribed the Read...
Contributed by Tamar Shtrambrand | 05.25.15

Your Slut-Shaming Dress Code Is Distracting My Daughter From Learning 

After sorting through all of the reasons why people claim that dress codes are needed, I can't find a single one that holds any weight or that isn't Read...
Contributed by Jody Allard | 05.24.15

How I Learned To Forgive And Heal

Letting go and forgiving is difficult, but necessary to build security and heal old wounds that weigh down your soul. Read...
Contributed by Tamar Shtrambrand | 05.24.15
Courtesy of, Facebook

Tess Holliday Shows Us That Short Girls Are Sexy Too

Can we petite women follow Holliday's lead using the hashtag #effyourheightstandards? Read...
by Amanda Lauren | 05.24.15

Traveling As A Feminist 

Traveling is good for your soul, or at least that’s what those motivational images of beautiful sunsets on Facebook say. I don’t know for sure how Read...
Contributed by Nicole Froio | 05.24.15
Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar, Creative Commons

Turning The Other Cheek To Incest: The Josh Duggar Scandal

Make no mistake: Josh Duggar is the one and only person responsible for molesting his sisters. But it's naive to pretend that the environment in Read...
Contributed by Jody Allard | 05.23.15

Off The Cuff: Goth Style

Dear Winona, I love the goth look on other people, but my personal style is more frilly and girly. How can I incorporate a little bit of goth style Read...
Contributed by Winona Dimeo-Ediger | 05.22.15
5 Kids. FIVE.

5 Things Friday: 5 Kids Edition. A View Inside My Big Family — Not Duggar Big. But Big.

Oh HOLY NIGHT. Can you even imagine how much laundry five children and two adults (and three dogs and a cat) create? The answer is: No. You cannot. Read...
by joni edelman | 05.22.15

The Difference Between Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders

The symptoms of borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder can often overlap. Understanding the difference is a first step in getting Read...
Contributed by Tamar Shtrambrand | 05.22.15

A Tale of Ten Tummies: Stretchmarked, Saggy, Wrinkled, Toned, Taut

We spend a lot of time thinking about our bodies; our faces, our fat, our bellies. We wish they were tighter, flatter, firmer, anything-er. We love Read...
by joni edelman | 05.21.15
the beach!

Confession: Bio-Friendly Hotels are Hell!

I know it’s not a politically correct one, but I’ve got a confession to make: earth-friendly hotels stink. There, I said it. Read...
Contributed by Catherine Gigante-Brown | 05.21.15

May Is Masturbation Month And I'm The 2%

You may have heard the old joke that 98% of people masturbate, and the other two percent are lying. Well, I guess that makes me a Read...
Contributed by Melissa Petro | 05.21.15

Losing My MDMA Virginity Was Better Than Losing My Actual Virginity

Both virginities were lost to friends and I wore needless belts on both occasions, but that's where the similarities ended. Read...
| 05.21.15