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Screw the GOP, Screw the NRA and Screw the Right to Bear Arms

I’ve been mulling over my thoughts on gun control, the Nay voters in the Senate that essentially voted for the rights of terrorists to have guns, the NRA and today’s Senate sit-in. There is so many terrible things happening in the world lately and with the mass shootings especially, to me, it feels like voting [...]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Featured, News, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Toddler Snatched by Alligator at Disney World Didn’t have to Die

Tuesday night, 2-year-old Lane Graves of Elkhorn, Nebraska, was wading in the 7 Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando as the family attended one of the outdoor movie nights when he was snatched from his parents by an alligator. The lagoon is right next to the kiddie pool. [...]

The Collateral Damage of Hate and Lax Gun Control

My heart has been breaking since learning about the mass shooting that took place at "Orlando’s Premier Gay club", Pulse, early Sunday morning leaving 49 victims dead and 53 wounded. I’m saddened and sickened for so many reasons. I could write about ISIS, terrorism, bigotry, racism and hate but what saddens me the most is that [...]

Michelle Gregg I’m Sorry I Called You a Terrible Mom

A couple days ago, I wrote a piece about Michelle Gregg and the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla, Harambe, who was shot and killed as the result of a terrible situation gone out of control. A 4-year-old boy dodged out of his mother's sight and found his way into the gorilla enclosure. Meanwhile his mom watched helplessly as the [...]

How to Protect Baby Skin this Spring

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft about how to protect baby this spring.  All opinions are 100% mine. This has been one of the craziest years of my life, everything’s been out of whack including the weather. Spring is finally here and as the weather is getting warmer, my family has [...]

Lost Baby

Lost baby. No crying. You're lost to me. Helpless, my only option to carry on. 4 years ago today, I lost my world as I knew it and what was to become of it. My life was shattered into a million pieces and scattered to the wind, blown around the universe like a zillion tiny particles [...]

Lemonade

Watch the entire Lemonade album. Beyonce has something to say and she is saying it, no holds barred. I love how raw and real Lemonade is. She has put to film and lyrics the female condition. Leave your thoughts in the comments. Let's discuss. https://www.facebook.com/Beyonceup/videos/705294692944367/

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: Raising Girls, Women's Issues|Tags: , |0 Comments

How Donald Trump will Destroy America for our Children

I wanted to write a lighthearted Saint Patrick’s Day post today but Donald Trump has me terrified. It has nothing to do with being a Republican or a Democrat; it’s him, as a person. I am a Political Scientist by degree, I’m not sure many of you know that about me. Politics are my jam. [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Surviving Daylight Savings Time DST

As someone who has a broken internal clock, I never understood what the big deal about surviving daylight savings time (DST) was all about. It had no effect on me. I function on 4 hours of sleep, doesn’t matter when I get that sleep. I had myself convinced that Daylight savings time was a myth and my [...]

The Gynecological Misadventure of a Millennial -ish Mom

A gynecological misadventure is never fun, especially when they involve surprises and words like fibroids, pregnancy, menopause, miscarriage and mammogram all in the same visit. Last week, I had my "yearly" exam and mammogram because women's reproductive health is my jam. And, I discovered the meaning of life or at least solved one of life's great mysteries, why [...]