Why We Eat What We Eat

 

 

So, I’m going to gently dip my toe in murky waters today.

 

I’m going to talk about food. 

 

You’d think this would be the safest of safes, right? I mean, everyone’s gotta eat! But, interestingly enough, what we eat has become a huge issue, constantly up for argument and debate. [...]

In the shadows of our town…

 

 

Our town is so lovely. Beautiful New England at its best, really. Well, we’re not coastal, so we lack that type of beauty, but, still…

 

Honestly, I can’t easily imagine a prettier downtown. Oh, I’ve seen the Main St. shots from some lovely little Southern towns, but I don’t know that [...]

Shame, Value, and Skinniness

 

 

People make fun of my middle child for her size.

 

No, she’s not overweight. No, she’s not of Amazon height. No, she’s not the shortest kid in school.

 

She’s just… well, skinny.

 

 

(See? I’ve always fed her. Even when she stole my food when I [...]

It’s Not About How You “Do Christmas”

 

 

 

It’s the same story each year, it seems. Every time I turn around, there’s another post about simplifying the season. Every other person I talk to is bemoaning our “I want/gimme” society. The over-riding sentiment is that we’re totally screwing our kids up with this over-the-top materialism that [...]

Soy Milk & Chicken Nuggets

 

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I went in to get my teeth cleaned yesterday and I had a different hygienist than I typically do. I’d met her before– she usually does my older two kids’ teeth– but I’d never been in her chair. No worries. She’s very nice, and I’m really [...]

Low Class

 

Last week, my husband came home from work and told me, with a wry grin, “I regret to inform you, my dear, that we are decidedly lower class.”

 

“What do you mean?” I scoffed, laughingly, “I’m totally classy!”

 

He laughed, too, and then continued, “No, I was [...]

When the “Slut” Is Really a Good Girl

 

My heart…

 

Oh, it feels heavy these days.

 

It kind of all started when I woke Wednesday morning to a flurry of Facebook posts sharing this article, entitled FYI (if you’re a teenage girl). Go ahead and read it if, somehow, you’ve been shielded from this now-viral piece.

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#BroChoice and Late-Term Abortions

 

 

Those of you on Twitter may, perhaps, have seen the #brochoice hashtag flying around a couple of days ago. It blew up, in large part at least, in response to Ben Sherman’s article on The Burnt Orange Report entitled “Bro-Choice: How #HB2 Hurts Texas Men Who Like Women.”

 

While I [...]

Healthy, Slim, & Educated… but why?

photo source: Brent_Zupp

 

I have a confession to make.

 

You know those lists that rank states? “The Top Ten Fattest States”? “The Happiest States in America”? “The Healthiest States to Raise a Family”? “The Most Depressed States”? etc? I can never help but click on them.

 

It’s silly, really, because [...]

Let’s Not Misuse the Word “Judge”

 

 

There is a difference between judging someone’s character and being critical of someone’s action.

 

There. I said it. I really think it’s that simple.

 

There is a difference between saying, “I don’t think feeding a child pixie sticks for breakfast every day is a wise idea” and [...]

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