Mom With Breast Cancer Loses Custody of Kids. What Is This World Coming To?

Should Cancer Affect Child Custody?

Put yourself in this situation:  you’re diagnosed with stage four breast cancer – but not only that, after a devastating divorce, a judge has ruled your kids will be taken away from you and custody awarded to your ex-husband.

It’s hard to even fathom, but it’s actually happening to one mother.

Now, along with the battle for her life, Alaina Giordano, is now battling the courts for custody of her children.

4 Empowering Secrets.

Inspiration.

We hear the word a lot these days.  Everywhere.   But what is it?

How can you get inspired or find inspiration?  That burn-in-your-gut kind of passion.

It’s not a destination. But it does begin a journey.

Here’s a few secrets about inspiration. If you truly delve into the possibilites, it will change your life.

Empowered Mom’s Day: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey on Working Moms

Happy (almost) Mother’s Day! Two very funny women have been in the news lately for their take on working motherhood:

–Comedian Amy Poehler, at the Time 100 dinner for influential people, gave a shout-out to those often unheralded people who make many of our lives possible: child-care workers:

I have thought very hard and long about what has influenced me over the past couple of years, and since I have been at this dinner in 2008, I have given birth to two boys and I’ve left Saturday Night Live and I started my own TV show, and it’s been a crazy couple of years, and I thought who besides Madam Secretary Clinton and Lorne Michaels have influenced me? And it was the women who helped me take care of my children. It is Jackie Johnson from Trinidad and it is Dawa Chodon from Tibet, who come to my house and help me raise my children. And for you working women who are out there tonight who get to do what you get to do because there are wonderful people who help you at home, I would like to take a moment to thank those people, some of whom are watching their children right now, while you’re at this event. Those are people who love your children as much as you do, and who inspire them and influence them and on behalf of every sister and mother and person who stands in your kitchen and helps you love your child, I say thank you and I celebrate you tonight. [Hat Tip: New York Magazine]

The Empowered Mom (Maria Luce)- In Action ON CAMERA! Take A Look!

TV is in my blood – Anchor, reporter, spokesperson. Yep, been there, did it – for years.

Still do. It’s kinda like my drug.

Look, here’s the deal:  I’m simply “at home” in front of a camera or a live audience!  LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

And SO many of you have been asking when it will debut – and since video/TV will be a key aspect of The Empowered Mom – I thought I’d let you see a bit.

We are soon unfolding that aspect of The Empowered Mom TV on the main page of the site but thought I’d show you this here.

CHECK ME OUT HERE!  WATCH!

When Mom’s Work Is Dangerous

On Sunday night, CBS News journalist Lara Logan spoke on 60 Minutes about being attacked by a mob during the ousting of Egyptian president

Hosni Mubarak in February. The television interview, her first since the assault, was a chilling reminder of the danger that journalists can encounter and the additional considerations any working mom must consider when facing a risky situation in the course of her career.

Here is a new and interesting post from About.com

The Wildly Underpaid MOM!

I’ve got an idea for Mother’s Day.  So hopefully, the hubs is reading this and will see it.

Instead of getting me breakfast in bed, letting me sleep in or even get me some nice jewelry – how about you get me this: a PAYCHECK.  That’s right – a check to cover my salary, bonus, benefit, paid time off, and other perks for the next year.  And I can tell you exactly how much to make the check out for: $115,432.

Huh, – how did I come up with that number?  Read on

9 Ways To Talk To Your Kids About The Death of Osama Bin Laden

Empowering Ways To Talk To Your Kids About The Death Of Osama Bin Laden

Are your kids asking you questions you can’t answer?  Not sure how to handle this with your children?

Here’s some tips on Talking about the death of Osama Bin Laden and other news with your children.

The dawn of this century was ushered in by the violence and the attack on the United States during on 9/11.  In the wake of news of the attack and death of Osama Bin Laden: This is about rising up not in hate but in optimism. This is about what it is to be an American. This violence led by Bin Laden will forever shape the lives of your children!  Addressing this major event with your children is crucial.

Do you ever find yourself without answers to your kids’ questions? As parents, sometimes WE struggle for what to say to our sweet kids.  And while you may not know how to answer and what to say – NOT answering their questions is worse.  It doesn’t address their feelings and concerns. And this event of the death of Osama Bin Laden may very well be one of the most significant events to happen in American history -this is a perfect opportunity to open up discussions on a variety of topics.

The Empowered Mom℠ arms herself with tools when tackling the tough stuff.  Not sure how to talk about major news stories with your kids?  Here’s some tips you can use when talking to your kids about what’s happening in the world or in the news.