Jennifer Lawrence's Private, Nude Photos Were Not Leaked

Why is everyone saying that the nude photos published this weekend were "leaked?" Does mis-naming horrible things make us feel better about them? Leaking information to the press may happen in politics or business, but that's not what happened here. ...more
sarahanngilbert Hmmm.  As disgusting as those people are, I don't like that idea.  It  threatens ...more

Protect the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

As kids across the country are going back to school, Congress is also returning to work after a long summer break....more
Hunger is such a deterrent to learning. We're starting a food pantry at my kids' school this ...more

All the Things Wrong With a 9-Year-Old Accidentally Killing Her Shooting Instructor

On Monday, a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot her gun instructor as he was teaching her how to handle an Uzi at anArizona gun range and popular tourist attraction called Burgers and Bullets. Image Credit: CNN...more
The instructor is standing to her left, when he should have been directly behind her. While I ...more

Awareness, Laughter, and Support - All for a Cure of ALS

Most people have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  It is a charity effort that has gone viral on the Internet. I was recently tagged for this challenge.  I only swim in heated pools, and a cold shower sounds like torture to me - so I really had to muster up enough courage to participate.  ...more

Jennifer Lawrence's Private, Nude Photos Were Not Leaked

Why is everyone saying that the nude photos published this weekend were "leaked?" Does mis-naming horrible things make us feel better about them? Leaking information to the press may happen in politics or business, but that's not what happened here. ...more
sarahanngilbert Hmmm.  As disgusting as those people are, I don't like that idea.  It  threatens ...more

Happy Labor Day!

I know that a lot of people – including moms! – still have to work, I hope everyone here in the USA is having a good Labor Day. For my peeps overseas, I hope you are having a nice regular day!However, being the progressive liberal that I am, I cannot help but offer up a reminder that, like Memorial Day, this holiday marks something for which people died....more

September SNAP Challenge

Because I don’t have enough to do, I’ve decided to join Beth, from Budget Bytes, in the September SNAP challenge. Unlike Canada, the US has specific food assistance....more

Planting the Dahlia: A Murder Unsolved

Unsolved murders are becoming more consistent than the murders police are actually able to solve. We watch the news, wait for the updates of possible suspects (assuming police can keep from tripping over each other in the field, and take a hard look at the facts before them) but nothing. When suspects are brought in, we watch the headlines hoping these monsters have been taken off the street, only to find they've just hit a dead end. This couldn't be more true than with the murder of Elizabeth Short; AKA, The Black Dahlia....more

Why I Didn't Do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

My news feed has been taken over by friends and family participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge.  I'm impressed by the sheer number of individuals who have stepped up and learned something about ALS, donated, or dumped a bucket of ice water on their heads in solidarity. It's really cool to see so many people rally for one cause. But I have not participated. ...more
Susanf I am positive it will :)more

Protect the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

As kids across the country are going back to school, Congress is also returning to work after a long summer break....more
Hunger is such a deterrent to learning. We're starting a food pantry at my kids' school this ...more

He Could Have Been My Child - Story of a Homeless Youth

Mundane and expected – parents approach the bittersweet final weekend of summer wanting to make sure the summer beach toys are put away, sleep schedules are being wound back and calculators are purchased in anticipation for what will be just another regular school year. And it isn’t just the parents who are focused on the fast approaching school year. Our kids are already lusting after the latest tech gadgets and gear, discussing dorm decor and obsessing over the outfit they will wear for their first day of school.Well, most kids....more

All the Things Wrong With a 9-Year-Old Accidentally Killing Her Shooting Instructor

On Monday, a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot her gun instructor as he was teaching her how to handle an Uzi at anArizona gun range and popular tourist attraction called Burgers and Bullets. Image Credit: CNN...more
The instructor is standing to her left, when he should have been directly behind her. While I ...more