We exist in a narrative of failure

When you became a parent, everything was so hard. You stopped knowing how to live. Without a day job to structure your hours, you got lost between day and night, between baby breakfast and snack ....more

Children break things

In 2008, my husband and I bought a vase.We had just moved into our first legitimate home together. Everything was brand new to us. The place seemed huge ....more

How to make s'more cookies EPIC FAIL

Perhaps the best part of this video is my child mimicking me, unbeknown to me, through the whole beginning. Thanks, babe ....more

Orlando Shows That We Are Not a Well-Regulated Militia

The Second Amendment reads: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Passed by Congress in 1789, and ratified in 1791, it is clear that this amendment was put into place well before the average citizen had access to automatic weapons....more
I think the issue is that guns are too accessible. The perpetrator of the Orlando shooting had ...more

You are not a well-regulated militia

The Second Amendment reads: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."Passed by Congress in 1789, and ratified in 1791, it is clear that this amendment was put into place well before the average citizen had access to automatic weapons. The point, in fact, of the Second Amendment was to restrict Congress from being able to legislate away a state's right to self-defense.But I don't see any states organizing state armies to defend themselves.Over the past couple of hundred years, and especially after the Civil War, the United States has melded into a unified country. States utilize all of their rights and legislate in different ways, but with no other constitutional wording do private individuals within any states use the document for their own private ends ....more

Make Watermelon Jello -- Fail Kitchen

"What are we going to do? I need to know how I'm going to get that to stay flat in the fridge when it is not flat." ...more

No Bake Eclair Cake--Fail Kitchen

"I mean, it's cool whip. It can't go bad. It's nothing but chemicals." ...more

6 Tips for Sharing Child Custody Amicably -- Guest post

Parenting can be to navigate no matter if you’re doing it solo or with a partner. But with a divorce and joint custody, you’ll find a different set of obstacles to overcome. With the right mindset, some restraint and acting as a team player, you can make your joint custody and co-parenting tips a success ....more

Fueling your body for success -- guest post

Fueling Your Body for Success Achieving and maintaining your physique requires much more than hours in the gym pumping iron. In order to make strides and reach new fitness goals, you must treat your body as the top of the line machine that it is. This means not only preparing healthy and satisfying meals, but also nutritional snacks for when hunger strikes out of nowhere! ...more

What you can do for your country

So, a lot of people are scared this election cycle. They're not sure what they can expect, and they're praying Trump's ride is soon ending. But what if it isn't? ...more
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