Why I'm Not Offended by The OCD Target Sweater

By now you’ve all heard about the controversy that is the Target Christmas Sweater debacle of 2015. People have been up in arms about the offensive sweater that ostensibly makes light of a serious mental illness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD. And, it is a serious illness. I would know. I have it. I’ve had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for as long as I can remember, and although my memories in the womb are a little foggy, I’m pretty sure I had it back then, too. It’s brought me to crippling lows....more
I just googled the sweater, and well. I will say this, if people are offended by it, they are ...more

Tips for Mom Who Billed Kid for Missing Birthday Party

First, I just want to say: Who does that?Secondly, how dumb can you be? Kids have no money. At least go after someone rich....more
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Can You Get Christmas Cheer From A Conversation With An Elf?

Last night as Michael was readying himself for bed, he got into quite a lengthy discussion with Fred. Well, monologue I suppose would be more apt. My husband and I relaxed in the family room, my daughter already asleep in bed, when I heard a soft, uninterrupted murmur coming from the other room. As the conversation continued, my husband and I began to wonder. ...more
Ahh I love Elf on the Shelf. Buba and Missy Moo had one for the first time this year. And they ...more

The Legacy of Slavery and Ferguson, Missouri

This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post after the initial shooting death of Michael Brown.I watched 12 Years a Slave over the weekend, and I've been depressed ever since. I'd avoided watching it ever since it arrived in the mail from Netflix. While I wanted to watch it, I didn't want to watch it. I was scared. But Sunday night after putting off my husband's requests for days, I finally relented....more

You Can't Punch Someone's Face Because You Won't Discipline Your Child

I'm a mom, but I'm siding with Natalie Bree Hajek-Richardson on this unbelievable story. That's the woman who got punched in the face outside a Nordstrom Rack for asking the mother of a tantrum throwing child if she could calm her child....more
It's disgusting that so many people think it was appropriate for this mother to ambush this lady ...more

Meth-Dealing Action Figures for the Kid in All of Us

 I don't want to break bad all over your Breaking Bad action figures, but who came up with the idea of meth lab action figures?...more

Don't Let This Happen to You: A Son's Ultimate Betrayal

Today I’d like to tell you a little story. It’s a sad story, really. A tragedy in the Greek tradition you might say. A story about hope and love and dedication and generosity that ends in heartbreak and misery. A story about a happy life that was all smashed to pieces by one double-crossing, backstabbing, heartless, little 10-year-old boy. One day this little boy was given a school assignment. An English assignment to write about the “characters” in his own life. He was furnished with a set of questions to help prompt his thoughts on these real-life characters....more
So, my kid is only 18 months, lucky for him (and my husband and I), he cannot speak or read ...more

Surprise Your Man with the Best Valentine's Day Gift EVER

I'm not particularly fond of Valentine's Day or V-day as I like to call it in solidarity with other national holidays recognizing historic moments of strife. But I do try to show my affection and appreciation for my husband at least once a year, and V-Day is as good a time as any. The only problem is on the one day I try to show my love it's hard to find the right gift. Buying for my husband is always so tricky, particularly on Valentine's Day, which is why I try to avoid it....more

When Love Walks In

This may not be your typical Valentine's Day love letter, and believe me I'm just as surprised as you to find myself writing it, but somehow it happened all the same although even now I'm not quite sure how. The whole thing started with a status update that went a little something like this: "I think my husband might kill me. Just emailed him a picture of a pet I plan on adopting today without his consent." What was the big deal, really? I mean it's not like we haven't had pets before. We had hermit crabs....more

Snow Days Are For Suckers

You know how when you're writing a blog post and you get up to get a drink of water, and when you open the fridge to get the pitcher, you see the glass shelf is all smudged and smeared with food residue?...more
No cause I don't have kids so my snow days are like vacation daysmore