Monthly Archive: October 2017



I was sitting with a dear loved one recently and was asked through tears, “Why is it so hard?” I know it was a rhetorical question because who really knows? As a mother of three I have expressed many times that 1) Life is not fair and that 2) Lamenting that fact is perfectly healthy. The why I cannot answer. The next day I read about a group in the UK, thankfully small, who believe that it is immoral to have children, so adults should desist from procreating. They are called anti-natalists, whose essential belief boils down to human consciousness...



Guess what! In 2011, Forbes magazine publicized  a stay-at-home-mom’s annual salary as $115,000!  The calculation  was developed by a survey from It counted these 10 jobs as typical for a SAHM: “A day-care teacher, as household CEO, psychologist, chef, housekeeper, laundry, PC-or-Mac operator, facilities manager, janitor, and driver.” Forbes said, “The breadth of Mom’s responsibilities is beyond what most workers could ever experience day-to-day. Imagine if you had to attract and retain a candidate to fill this role?” WUSA9 jacked us up to $143,000.00, in 2016, but the base number was $48,509 — for a 40-hour work week, the rest, overtime....



I was completely bitchy in a blog draft this week, stemming from an online conversation. My editors noticed right off, “Uh, probably not the best mood for you to be writing for public consumption, Jill.” Thank God for them, because as I thought about it further, I realized that the situation I found myself in, does not happen outside my virtual world. I don’t keep friends or acquaintances, for that matter, who would assume the worst about me if we have an academic, political or ideological disagreement. So I was momentarily pissed off at people I don’t even know and...