Hot and Bothered! The Not-So-Hidden Issue In Our Political Climate Today. Let’s Talk About SEX!

To begin: WHAT I BELIEVE ABOUT SEX: These first 5 statements are taken directly from SEICUS (www.seicus.org) Do check them out, they are outstanding. Sexual rights are human rights, and they are based on the inherent freedom, dignity, and equality of all human beings. Sexual rights include the right to bodily integrity, sexual safety, sexual … Continue reading

Originally posted on SF Bay Area:
A day or so ago, I wrote about the Repugnicant’s Southern Strategy: Grits and Vaginas. In the first part of this two-part analysis, I used grits as a symbol of Southern pride and pointed out that candidates frequently make rather juvenille and ostentatious attempts to identify with local cultures.…

Toddler + Beige Carpet + Paint Extravaganza = No Mess, No Fear…actually F-U-N!

My kid likes paint. It’s a pretty bold statement to make, but it is, in fact, true. Diva is attracted to paint almost as much as Paisley-the-dog is attracted to the couch. That being said, Diva would paint all day if I let her. If she turns out to be a mini-Picasso, I have a … Continue reading

If Whining Were An Olympic Sport…

Diva would be the reigning gold medalist. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. is a battle. “Diva, it’s nap time.”  WHINNNNEEEEEE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….. *semi-real tears* “Diva, here is your milk.”  “Noooo MILK. Want APPLE juice” (and vice versa) Cry. Cry. Cry. Cry.  I appreciate that my child is sensitive and caring. I appreciate that my child is learning about … Continue reading

Remembering Our Fallen Today

Today is the funeral for SSG Jordan Bear. He was KIA in Afghanistan. He was 25 years old. Let us all take a moment and remember, in our thoughts and prayers, all those that have died in war. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – … Continue reading

Our New Lives As “Fish Killers and Terrors of the Pet Store.”

Imagine this scenario if you will. The afternoon is rainy to the point of monsoon-y. It is cold. A young mother, her psychotic dog, and her toddler are trudging through the misery to the pet store to get more dog food. The puddles are splashing into the “turns out they aren’t actually waterproof” mommy boots. … Continue reading

“Parenting Without Perfection” or “How-I-Stack-Up-When-Compared-To-Fictional-Dryer-Sheet-Commercial-Worlds-of-Reality. Take One”

Oy Vey. I have been reading parenting blogs lately. They are sometimes really fun to read but at times I get really sick of the: Bragging Blogs “my child is an angelic bundle of cherubic innocence who, oh by the way, is working on her fourth language before the age of 4″  Psh. Whatever. My … Continue reading

Never Underestimate A Woman + A Staple Gun! Adventures from Pinterest!

I love projects. I really do. I love to create things and while I am kinda obsessed with Pinterest, I rarely seem to do anything that I pin other than baking. This had to change! I decided this past week to transform my room into something that I was inspired by on Pinterest and I … Continue reading

Pay It Forward: Hero Edition! ~An Opportunity To Give Back!~ Military March Madness!

As an American, the concept of our country being at war can be something that has become “background noise” for many of us. If we don’t have a personal connection to the military, it can be easy to forget that we even have tens of thousands of troops deployed overseas, risking their life. We have … Continue reading

Reading Challenge Update!

  As a self-professed bookworm/book addict/ bibliophile, the idea of a reading challenge to myself gives me an almost absurd amount of joy. I love to read. Always have, always will. The stats are as follows: Book Goal: 352 Total Books Read For January: 25 Total Books Read For February: 32 Books Remaining For Initial Goal: … Continue reading

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