“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

You know you’re a parent when…

I love lists. I think it’s time for a new one. Voila! Here we go! “Simply Bekah’s You Know You’re A Parent When (YKYAPW) List!” You spend an inordinate amount of time monitoring, talking about, cleaning up or encouraging bathroom habits that are not your own. You get surprised in the shower and end up … Continue reading

New ZANY ZODIAC THURSDAY!

Zany Zodiac Thursday’s are BAAAACCKKKKKKKK!! Check out your week in our new spot, on the menu bar! Or just click here. Enjoy what the fates have predicted. -Bekah Please note, all predictions are for entertainment purposes and I am not responsible if your life changes because of it. 😉

Occupy Beauty! A letter from 31:26:36

Hey y’all! It’s me, the one you call your “skinny friend.” Yeah, yeah, it’s meant in love. Whatever. I’m used to it. Let’s finally have it out, shall we? Sizeism is running rampant and we are perpetuating it within ourselves. Don’t believe me? Check this out: What is your first reaction to this photo? It … Continue reading

It’s NOT You: A Letter of Hope in the Midst of Domestic Violence

** I have been an advocate for women and children touched by domestic violence for a long time. One of the reasons I am pursuing my Masters right now is so I can work to develop more family violence prevention programs. Several friends of mine are currently dealing with impossible situations and I not only … Continue reading

You Are Cordially Invited…to a Chicken Pox Exposure Party. Please RSVP.

OK. So my invite didn’t say that. It actually said: “Carly* has the chicken pox and we wanted to invite you over for a pox party tomorrow morning from 9am-noon for some controlled exposure and snacks and fun! Let me know if you guys can make it, we’d love to see you!” *name has been … Continue reading

Of Muffin Papers, Burned Cookies and Toilet Trauma

Is it the weekend yet? No? Still Monday? Criminey! As the parent of a toddler, routine is something that is a fact of life. It helps keep Diva on the ball and Lord only knows it assists in the search for my sanity. We love our routines. Every Monday, for example, we bake muffins. It’s … Continue reading

Friendcycle: Navigating Grownup Friendships.

There comes a time when people who have been in your life for years simply no longer have a place. It’s a passage of time. A growing older. A realization that what we once had in common has been replaced with an illusion that isn’t worth it anymore to maintain. We change, we grow apart, … Continue reading

I am NOT the 99%. A Reaction to “Occupy This” Movements

For the last month or so the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has been making waves across the country and the world.  Citizens, upset at corporate bailouts and lack of fiscal accountability, a strangling job market, and the state of the world economically in general have taken to the streets to protest. Along with these citizens, … Continue reading

Beauty and the Boobs: A Conversation.

If you clicked here to see some sort of intense cleavage shot. Fail.   Anyway. This post is about breasts and beauty. Obviously written from the point of an adult female who does, in fact, have her own set and inspired in part by a radio-commercial that I heard on my way home from shopping … Continue reading

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