Angelina Jolie, The Chosen One, and Adventures in the Loo

I've adopted so many bathroom stalls in my lifetime I'm like the Angelina Jolie of public restrooms. I'm sure I can manage to look hot and wholesome in one fell swoop, and apart from the height difference we're practically twins right? ....right? So maybe I have a bit more cellulite than she does, and maybe the boobage isn't quite so perky....more

We ARE Pregnant: Why Mila Kunis Is Wrong

When Mila Kunis made her rant about men with pregnant mates saying “we are pregnant,” I heard a collective cheer from mothers and mothers-to-be from every end of the universe. And while I understand the difference between being pregnant and being WITH someone who is pregnant, I have to say that I don’t agree. Many men and wives of doting husbands would beg to differ as well. ...more
As a labor and delivery nurse I can't tell you how much I appreciate your point of view. I'm ...more

Full Moon AND Friday the 13th AND Mercury Retrograde? Oh No!

Oh no?! Just kidding!  Regardless of the stories about full moons and what they do to us, we won’t necessarily grow fangs or act out. The Sagittarius Moon will be fully lit by the Sun in the opposite sign Gemini – very dramatic, but nothing to fear.  And “Triskaidekaphobia” is just that,  a phobia. Image: Shutterstock ...more
Holly Jahangiri  Sounds like you have a great attitude to meet whatever comes your way:) Even ...more

#Father's Day 2014, #Fashion Fall/Winter 2014, and #Grace Jones News by Renee Ashley Baker

June 11, 2014Hi Friends and Fans:A year has passed and Father's Day is here again....plus...if you're shopping for that fall/winter wear check out my video, and did you hear about that "faux Grace Jones is dead scare"?  Well, it's just that, for all Grace's fans...she's ALIVE!  Click to view my WP post: http://reneeashleybaker.wordpress.com/ ...more

Are My Facebook Posts Obnoxious?

The messages that started this post were a few of the comments I received. I know most of them were meant to be sarcastic because only my family, where sarcasm is a dominant gene, and friends, whom if not connoisseurs of sarcasm don't last long, are my friends on Facebook. So I know they were just teasing... sort of... kind of... right? Or are they nicely, with humor, trying to tell me something else? Does posting this kind of thing make me obnoxious? Is it offensive? Does it mean that I'm unfeeling or out of touch? Am I a show-off and just plain nasty? ...more
Jealousy is an interesting and tricky thing.  When I know I'm not in a place to celebrate with ...more

Momcraft and the Little Town That Minecrafting Moms Can Call Our Own

I started playing Minecraft on a cold evening in February after my son came downstairs near tears, mumbling about wandering underground for days and losing his diamonds. I wanted to understand why anyone would play a game that involved so much work and ended in death and loss on a regular basis. ...more
I should come play with you gals! My kid is always making me play with him on PE, then using up ...more

'Female Force: Julia Child' Now an Interactive App!

Loved the Female Force: Julia Child comic book? Get ready for the app! -PJ Gach...more

Here We Go Again: Mercury Retrograde 6/7/14!

Retrograde Mercury strikes again on June 7, 2014, the 2nd of the year. It begins in Water sign Cancer – emotions, family, friends, the past. Then on 6/17, the planet backs into the Air sign it rules, Gemini, until 7/1 when Mercury, planet of communication, short trips, siblings, goes Direct. We can deal, we can handle, we will survive it! Again....more

'Maleficent' Movie Review: Why did she curse that innocent infant?

No Spoilers Here... just a few peeks at the lucious imagery of Disney's latest....more

An Open Letter to Gwyneth Paltrow (With Apologies to Madonna)

Dear Gwyneth,I am sure you won't be offended when I say, WTF girl?  Do you LIKE destroying yourself in the public eye?  Is this some sort of negative attention PR campaign you're fooling around with as in "Any publicity since I became a recluse Mommy is good publicity?"  Um, NO.  Not in your case sweetheart.What does your mother have to say about this?  Of course I hardly recognize her in her new commercials for her bone medication but still, Blythe has class...so what does SHE have to say about you?...more