Six cool things about being adopted

When I first started writing/blogging, I wrote almost exclusively about adoption....more

Dear Rachel Dolezal – I’m entirely plausible

Dear Rachel Dolezal, I didn’t know who you were until this week. I will sheepishly admit that I’m “not that into the news.” If it doesn’t pop into my Facebook feed, I probably don’t know about it. I know that’s a little lame, but I’m a working mom with two boys and I get pulled […] The post Dear Rachel Dolezal – I’m entirely plausible appeared first on Ripped Jeans & Bifocals ....more

Yes, I know my kid is small

My son just had turned five. This was the first birthday where he really understood the importance of his big day and the magic that comes with no longer being four years-old. I wish I got that excited about my birthdays ....more

Are the ‘mommy wars’ the new cliques?

We’ve all seen the movie Mean Girls, right? Right? We all have? ...more

Maintaining cultural ties in international adoption

Maintaining cultural ties to a child’s birth country after international...more

Christmas in June – a tale of WTF

My husband and I became “empty nesters” (a term I hate because it makes us sound old and sad) in 2011 when our daughter moved out. To make a long story short, our solution to empty nest loneliness was to adopt two loud toddlers. My boys are four months apart and I’m so not kidding […] The post Christmas in June – a tale of WTF appeared first on Ripped Jeans & Bifocals ....more

I don’t care if you have armpit hair…

…but it doesn’t make you a feminist. I am not an early adaptor. I didn’t have Facebook for the longest time because at the end of the day…I really just don’t care that much about what other people do ....more

Summer Nostalgia and 3 Awesome Bloggers

I’m kind of a nostalgic person....more

Women and body image: why do we hate ourselves?

It’s hard for me to wrap my head around why women struggle with body image and accepting themselves. It’s a personal hot-button topic for me that I struggle with almost daily....more

Women behaving badly – My take on the Walmart fight

I normally avoid using the term “white trash” because I think its kinda mean. I don’t say stuff like “what in the fresh hell” because…well, because the ordinary “what the hell” seems to work okay for me. But today, “What in the fresh hell is going on with these white trash bitches at Walmart” came […] The post Women behaving badly – My take on the Walmart fight appeared first on Ripped Jeans & Bifocals ....more