Work, Motherhood, & Pandemic

“Families were communal in the past. I hope that this is something we take away [from the pandemic] — how can we lend support to one another?”

  • 01/21/2021

The Long-Standing Call for Stronger Mental Health Systems

“The system isn’t broken; we just haven’t built it.”

  • 12/23/2020

Co-Creating the Community Economy

As publisher and editor of the Minnesota Women’s Press platform, I ask our readers: Help us find and share — in virtual forums, in our magazine pages — the stories about community-based economies, green cooperatives, and women-led innovations that are working to truly correct our inequities.

  • 05/22/2020

Being Away From Ailing Loved Ones

I asked Jane Whitlock, an end-of-life doula who has led workshops for Minnesota Women’s Press, to offer suggestions on how families can grieve physical separation from loved ones.

  • 04/10/2020

Broken System

The Crisis of Elder Abuse in Minnesota Elder abuse complaints to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Health Facility

  • 04/01/2019

Offering Home Support

Investing in services that enable older adults to remain independent, while providing peace of mind to caregivers, will help make communities stronger and more self-sufficient.

  • 09/01/2018

The Mental Game

Articles about care-taking usually focus on the physical challenges of helping an aging or disabled family member: dressing, feeding, driving

  • 05/01/2018

Called to Syria

It was 2015 and millions of refugees were arriving on the shores of Greece. I watched in horror as images

  • 05/01/2018

Sewing to Mend the Soul

Imagine you were fighting homelessness, had two pairs of pants, and one was ripped or had a broken zipper. Sometimes it

  • 04/01/2018

One Caregiver’s Perspective

A cold blustery day last December was reminiscent of a joyous wedding day 60 years ago. Yet now our 60th anniversary

  • 03/01/2018

Familial Alzheimer’s disease

One family’s work to change the future of Alzheimer’s. “You can say that Alzheimer’s is prevalent in my family. Every time one of us puts eggs in the pantry instead of the refrigerator, we think, ‘This is it.’

  • 05/01/2017

Humanitarian entrepreneur: Mary Tjosvold

On the surface, “community activist” and “businesswoman” could seem like separate career paths. One could imagine the activist as wildly

  • 09/01/2016