How to Raise Confident Kids

I am excited to welcome Joe to my corner of the internet....more

Josh Duggar’s Dirty Laundry – What About the Girls?

Someone touched me in my sleep when I was 14. I woke up when I felt unwelcome hands on my breasts through my nightgown. By now, you’ve probably heard about the Duggar dirty laundry that’s blowing up the Internets ....more

6 Annoying Adoption Questions

Oh, adoption questions. When your family stands out a little or is put together a little differently, people are going to ask questions. Maybe they’re curious ....more

Why Do Celebrities Lie About Their Age…

…and why do we care? I went grocery shopping alone this week…blissfully alone. No one tried to coerce me into buying sugary cereal or anything to do with Bubbleguppies or Team Umizoomi (if you don’t know what those are, color yourself lucky.) There was no “saving money is a full-contact sport” handling of my coupon […] The post Why Do Celebrities Lie About Their Age… appeared first on Ripped Jeans & Bifocals ....more

10 Things You Can Learn About Me From My Instagram Feed

I love Instagram. I love how I can use the different filters to make me look like less of a hag in closeups. I love how I can play with the settings and turn a "just so-so" snap into something that looks like something taken by someone who actually understands cameras. Here are 10 things I've learned from my Instagram feed. ...more
I am going to dissect my feed and can only how it looks from the outside looking in. I am kind ...more

My stretch marks don’t define me

I love all of my guest posters....more

Ripped Jeans & Bifocals turns 1! $100 Giveaway!

Ripped Jeans and Bifocals is one year old, people! I know this because my web hosting company has reminded me to renew the payment for my domain. I actually started blogging back in...more

Head shaving and gender neutral parenting

I never thought I would write about head shaving and gender neutral parenting in the same sentence. I try not to be Sanctimommy. I try not to preach, shake my head or “tsk tsk” when someone else’s way of momming doesn’t marry up with my way of momming ....more

I’m Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

If this is your first time on my blog, welcome!...more

The Slut I Was and The Woman I Am

Life is a journey....more