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

The Dummy Proof Plan for Choosing a New Vehicle

After completing a 3-hour road trip where an antifreeze leak kept us smoking for a good deal of the time (the car was smoking, my daughter and I were not), and also left us driving in 27 degree weather with no heating capabilities, I was ...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

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 education or a teaching license. We also did not go to school to be qualified to perform developmental and behavioral mental health assessments. ...more

The "I Ignore Homeless People" Club

This morning as I sat in my car, my seat warmer keeping my ass nice and toasty, Elvis Duran is entertaining me because they’re talking about what movie represents your love life … and I think to myself, "Is there a movie with clowns in it that isn't scary?" And it doesn’t dawn on me until they’ve been off air for two hours, that it’s "Patch Adams!" ...more
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Beyoncé’s New Video For “Formation” Is A Sign The Black Y2k Is Coming

There was so much blackness in the video that the universe is going to experience a blackness eclipse. Beyoncé...more

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Tell me a bit about yourself. Hi, I’m Emma Henterly! I live in Columbus, Ohio, with my husband, Matt, and our furbabies: Cam is a […] ...more

The Eucharist and the Thirty Years War

From Vultus Christi: Today’s Feast of Reparation for offenses committed against Our Lord in the Sacrament of His Love was instituted in the 17th century when, particularly in a France ravaged by the Thirty Years War (1618—1648), churches were desecrated and burned, the Most Blessed Sacrament was thrown to the ground, trampled, and even fed to animals. Bands of mercenary soldiers descended from the Protestant countries of Northern Europe to pillage and destroy everything that represented the Catholic Faith. Two things, in particular, became the object of their fanatical wrath: images of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.At the same time, in certain ostensibly Catholic circles, there was a surge of interest in black magic and in engagement with the powers of darkness ....more

Baby Boomers and the Latin Mass

My experience with the Latin Mass has been the same as the author of the article. I never took Latin in school but after a short time of assisting at the Latin Mass as an adult I had no trouble following along. Not only did I understand what was going on but I found it easier to concentrate on the mysteries ....more

Universal's Harry Potter Celebration 2016: Expo Tour and Alan Rickman Tributes

Last post I covered all the awesome costumes from Universal's Potter Celebration, so now let's take a look at the special exhibits and events they had going throughout the weekend....more

Slowly but Surely

A month of Slow living.I've witnessed the smiles of strangers and the Pause in holding the door open for someone unexpectedly. The moment of surprise when someone realizes that you are doing something special just for them. Imagine, how such a small act ...more

Storge: Love of Family

While in my late 20s I became very ill, and the doctors didn’t quite know what it was initially. So my dad, who lived in Northern California, came down to Los Angeles to be by my side. Although he was a busy pastor and businessman, he dropped everything to come and see about me ....more

Simply Saturday


And Then There Was Another One

Yesterday was a different kind of Friday. I’d done personal laundry on Thursday but I still had to strip the bed, wash the sheets and pillowcase and put them back on. Cuz thought I should get another set of sheets but it’s easier to do it this way and I don’t have to fold and put away ....more