Should Childcare Providers Be the Experts in Everything?

With more and more states requiring childcare providers to fill roles they were never trained to fill, providers are struggling to provide a well-rounded set of child development services. As providers most of us never went to college for a degree in ...more

How Can We Do Better By Our Autistic Girls?

Autism is different for girls, and not only because fewer girls than boys get autism diagnoses. Autistic women and girls not only tend to have different traits than autistic boys do, but are also socialized differently -- leading to many of those ...more

Fitess Expert Jenna Wolfe's Smart Tips to Get Lean in 2016

Small steps can add up to big changes and an overall healthier life. That's what fitness expert Jenna Wolfe will tell anyone who will listen. And with her new book, Thinner In 30, the busy mom of two is putting some walk behind her talk.  ...more

We're All Fighting a Battle, So Let's Be Nicer to Each Other

“Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” I’ve often heard this quote by Plato (or some variation of it) for years. Here’s the thing, though; I’ve never really put much thought into its meaning or relevance. I mean, I understood ...more

10 Tips For My Daughters on How to Dress Themselves

At preschool drop-off another mom pointed out,"Your daughter's socks don't match." I turned my palms upward in a je ne sais pas and wrinkled my nose, "Rough morning. Can’t win ’em all.”  ...more

Why I Don't Want Kids

As a 30 year old woman, the topic of whether or not I want kids, when I plan on having kids, and why I don't want kids has been quite popular in the conversational rounds. Actually, me being 30 years old has nothing to do with the topic, because it's been asked over and over again since I was a teen....more
This post is so brutally honest, that it's brutally awesome. Writing and life brilliance, by ...more

Confessions of a Reformed Pinterest Mom on Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine's Day, which means that somewhere out there thousands of moms are frantically searching Pinterest for the perfect Valentine’s Day inspiration. They are making glittery Valentine’s Day slime, creating Valentine’s Day robot craft projects for their kids to make at school, and meticulously assembling gumball dispenser valentines for their kids to hand out to their classmates. ...more
That is what I did too, Dollar Tree Valentines boxes and last night I had about an hour of my ...more

The Myth of the Entitled Millennial

For some years now, we millennials have been the subject of countless negative think pieces, articles, and TV spots. You would think that because we're the best educated group in US history, you'd see older generations patting themselves on the back for what a good job they've done. Instead, we are told that we're lazy, entitled, self-obsessed, and a list of other adjectives that suggest that we're the absolute worst....more
Wow, Sanity Thief, this is intense. As a Humbled Seeker Gen Xer, I appreciate hearing your ...more

The Truth Behind My Awkward Social Nature

Originally on: Angie's Angle You walk into Happy Hour and there is this girl sitting with your co-worker, you assume it's the wife as you have heard about her but haven't met her yet. As you are introduced, you realize that yes it is. But she is just sitting there. Saying nothing, is she even listening? What is her deal? Is she a snob? Why did she even come, if she didn't want to be here?  ...more

DIY: A Harry Potter-Inspired Mandrake Root Valentine Bouquet!

Let me start by saying I honest-to-goodness set out to make something super cute for Valentines Day. But instead, I made this! MWUAHHAHAHAAAA! ...more

What To Do When Your Dog Gets Bloat

I know what some of you are thinking -- dogs? bloat? What is this chick on? ...more

A Valentine's Day Coupon For Couples

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone ....more

The George Orwell Roller-coaster

From The Telegraph: George...more

Ella Five Months! ❤️

That smile though... ❤️ Back in January Xan popped by and took some shots of me and Ella. It was super last minute, and we were in the process of redoing our bedroom so everything was all over the place, but despite the chaos she got some great shots and was so sweet ....more

Why I Don't Want Kids

As a 30 year old woman, the topic of whether or not I want kids, when I plan on having kids, and why I don't want kids has been quite popular in the conversational rounds. Actually, me being 30 years old has nothing to do with the topic, because it's been asked over and over again since I was a teen....more
This post is so brutally honest, that it's brutally awesome. Writing and life brilliance, by ...more

Say What You Want To Say

Skepticism is my natural inclination, my snap-judgement dial glued to the default: doubt. You may think I’ve developed this slightly pragmatic, partially dubious character over time, but I’m quite sure I was born this way. I began speaking at nine months, and by a year, I “spoke in full sentences,” according to my mother. I must have received a shitload of applause for my precocious communication skills because early on I developed a propensity to say exactly what I thought and expected those around me to awe at my spoken word and high five me....more

When you give up a child--Jane's story

Jane When I was in the hospital after my daughter Rebecca's birth, I began crying inconsolably. I told a nurse/aide, whoever she was, I was afraid that the people who adopted my daughter wouldn't understand her soul. The nurse/aide shook her head puzzled; it made no sense to her, or frankly, to me either ....more

The Wednesday Showcase #34

Welcome to the Wednesday Showcase! We can’t wait to see what you share with us this week. Bring your posts and put them on display! ...more