Sorry Guys, But Cooking is the WORST.

Your girl AA is on a health kick, y’all. I told you guys I wanted to make some lifestyle changes recently, and I believe in holding yourself accountable and not just talking smack about what you PLAN to do in the future instead of actually doing it.  Like the good ol’ Nike slogan says… [shut the hell up about it]and just do it.  ...more

How NOT to Get Your Kids to Love Nature

Where Have All the Waterbeds Gone?

You don't hear waterbeds discussed much anymore. It seems like they died out with all the old hippies.But there are still a few around. The waterbeds are now called "flotation sleep systems." The old hippies are called "me and my husband." And we have a waterbed.Actually, we've had one for years. Not the same one, you understand. Waterbeds have a shelf life, and this will become readily apparent at some point....more

A Friendly Guide to Facebook's New Reactions

Big news on the social media front, folks!...more

Call an Ambulance: My Boyfriend Has the Sniffles

Last weekend my boyfriend came down with a wicked case of Ebola. Wait, that doesn’t seem right—I feel like I would’ve heard about a Jersey outbreak or I’d remember being forced into quarantine. But if it wasn’t Ebola, then what was it that made him too weak to move as he neared his end and repeatedly reminded me how very gravely ill he was?...more
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Five Ways Parenting is Like the Enlightenment

Once upon a time, not so long ago, I taught 7th grade social studies.  Maybe I'm a nerd, or maybe I'm just really enthusiastic about the advent of representative government, but my favorite unit to teach was on the Enlightenment. A lightning-quick recap for those of you who somehow managed not to pay attention during this riveting part of your historical education (bear with me, I promise I'm going somewhere parenting-related with this):...more

The Pros And Cons Of Adulting Post Children

Bellonheels.com Being an adult is strange. You oftentimes feel like a kid, trapped in a larger, more mature body. Most days you are required to adult. And to be adulty by doing adult things. It’s referred to as ADULTING....more

Vanilla Ice Moved Into My Neighborhood and I Want to Be His Bestie

I believe that people deserve the right to privacy. I would never put someone on blast for anything. It is not my place. Live and let live. That is my motto. Even celebrities. But then Vanilla Ice went and moved into the neighborhood, Y’all! Miami’s on the scene, just in case you didn’t know it. How am I supposed to sit on that piece of information quietly? Image: © Arnold Drapkin via ZUMA Wire ...more
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Ten Rookie Parenting Mistakes To Avoid

This is great!  I'd also say, lower your expectations of everything.  It'll almost never be the ...more

Ain't Talkin' Bout Love

 (previously published on Sisterwives Speak)And so it begins. That day…that wonderful, romantic day, where frightened significant others everywhere rush to the flower shops, candy stores, lingerie departments and/or “Adult Novelty” stores (because hope springs eternal), with the intent to purchase the perfect Valentine’s offering for the partner they cherish (tolerate). Those partners, meanwhile, flock to the hair and nail salons, for the mani/pedis and the new ‘do’s and the full Brazilians (he didn’t look Brazilian) so that we can look beautiful and hairless in all the right places (armpits) while we wonder why in the fuck they bought us another rose/vibrator/thong....more
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