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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
I got really sick of that whole “Dear Mom on the iPhone” convo that went on a few months ago. Lots of accusing. Lots of excuses. Truth somewhere in the middle. Nothing new there.
I don’t even have a smart phone, or a tablet, [...]
Yesterday, it was pointed out that getting all gushy on Valentine’s Day could be hurtful to others who aren’t in relationships or, perhaps even more, to those who were in rocky relationships.
It’s a good point. And, admittedly, I was a bit chastened upon reading it since, as I’ve acknowledged before, [...]
I’ve been so saddened lately. Some of it is my own hypersensitivity and I am totally willing to own that. I know I get hurt way too easily and take things too personally. That’s my own issue and not something I can blame on others.
But some of it… well, [...]