How My Teenage Daughter Taught Me to Be a Feminist

What the hell is Feminism anyways?I am a child of the 70’s. Born at the end of the Vietnam War and at the edge of some sort of sexual revolution. Feminism was a word I have always known, but it’s had so many different faces through the years that I really never latched on and instead actually found myself repelled by the topic. As a woman, feminism was complicated and often a source of anger. You had to choose a side, and really no matter which one you stood on seemed to be wrong....more
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Mom of Teen With Down Syndrome Cautiously Celebrates DS Model Madeline Stuart

"I don't want Down syndrome," my 12-year-old daughter, D'Andra, told me one hot summer day. "I want it to go away, Mom," she said. I shook my head and told her that I couldn't tell an extra monochrome to disappear....more
khaula mazhar I bet your daughters are gorgeous. D'Andra calls herself bronze. She wants to dye ...more

It's Almost Time for Summer Break! Oh No!

It is almost that time. The school year is winding down. My favorite time of year is right around the corner. I experience these feelings every year. As a stay-at-home mother summer means that I get to spend many warm days with my four children. We talk and laugh and frolic barefooted through the fields of tall green grass. Stopping to take a moment to lie on our backs, on the warm earth and stare up at the blue sky as the white, fluffy clouds float past... (Insert here that sound of a record being scratched by a needle.)...more

The I Of Summer

Well here we are on the cusp of June.  Now what?  Kids are out of school in less than two weeks and I feel the clock ticking in my head.  Freedom as I know it is about to wither and hibernate until next fall. Don't get me wrong. My kids are pretty cool but unfortunately, very unmotivated. My attempts at planning scheduled camps and outings are going over much like last year, a detonated bomb.   The biggest issue I have with my kids home during the day is the fact my habits will be disrupted....more

A Teenager Commits Suicide After Reading This Text

Daniel was an "old soul" with a soft side, according to mom. He sat by a neighbor who was fighting cancer. When that neighbor died, he checked in on the widow to make sure she was OK. Daniel's caring made him a target for constant bullying.Trash had been thrown at him, he had been "jumped" and treated horribly at school.  I wonder who raised the kid that sent the text that drove this child to kill himself? What have we become that our kids think they can get away with sending cruel texts to each other?Here's a video from the mom. Would love to hear your thoughts....more

#CallHimOut

Before I get on to what this post is about, I want to tell you first about why I decided to write this post. I have went back and forth over the past 2 days over whether or not to write this post, and I am sure once it is written I will sit on it for a day or two before I get the courage to post it.First, this all came in the wake of the Duggar Scandal. If you haven't heard I will summarize it for you. Basically, Josh Duggar has admitted to molesting several young girls several years ago and his family helped cover it up. Enough on that....more

5 Things I Want My Tween Daughter to Know About Dating

My 12-year-old daughter said the "B" word. No, not that one. The other one that has the same effect of stopping you in your tracks: Boyfriend. She would like permission to start dating. [Insert heavy sigh here.]OK, at this age, it's completely expected. Although I am not ready for this phase to happen just yet, I do accept that it is a normal part of a tween's young life....more

How My Teenage Daughter Taught Me to Be a Feminist

What the hell is Feminism anyways?I am a child of the 70’s. Born at the end of the Vietnam War and at the edge of some sort of sexual revolution. Feminism was a word I have always known, but it’s had so many different faces through the years that I really never latched on and instead actually found myself repelled by the topic. As a woman, feminism was complicated and often a source of anger. You had to choose a side, and really no matter which one you stood on seemed to be wrong....more
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How My 12 Year Old Rocks H&M

Happy Tuesday FABulites, Hope each and every one of you enjoyed a FABtabulous Memorial Day Weekend. Mine was beyond  FAB but of course I'm already ready to get this week over with so the weekend can begin again! I know I'm not the only one who feels this  way now am I? I didn't think so but just to put a little fashion step in your prep I thought it was a good time to share with you how the one and only FabJr....more

Do you tell your cat your secrets?

As I type this, my cat is on the floor next to me. She is 14-years-old, in relatively good health and she still loves me. She follows me around the house when I move from room to room, she taps at me when she feels like I need to stop typing and pet her, and sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night to find her trying to sleep on top of me....more
Oh, I did and still do talk to my cats as though they are little humans, but even better, ...more

Stick to dancing in the kitchen

First position: Plié, two, three, four; relevé, two, three, four; ...more

Does true love exist ?

Some of you may wonder does true love actually exist? Now I know most girls hope to find their true love one day, so I'm going to tell you my story. true love is the closest thing we get to magic. true love can make you so crazy things, but can also be so much more than what you think it is. what would we be if we didn't believe in true love? ...more

Mom of Teen With Down Syndrome Cautiously Celebrates DS Model Madeline Stuart

"I don't want Down syndrome," my 12-year-old daughter, D'Andra, told me one hot summer day. "I want it to go away, Mom," she said. I shook my head and told her that I couldn't tell an extra monochrome to disappear....more
khaula mazhar I bet your daughters are gorgeous. D'Andra calls herself bronze. She wants to dye ...more