Why This Mom Agrees With John Grisham's Position On Child Pornography

Kids symbolize innocence. They are the most vulnerable demographic. Whenever I hear about crimes against kids I get angry. Having said that, I am trying to understand John Grisham's position on prosecuting persons on child pornography charges....more
Karen Ballum People make stupid mistakes. Whether or not the convicted offender knew what he was ...more


[This topic was inspired by a discussion with some female friends.  Thanks Linda, Shelly, Mary, Vickie, Jody , Zhak, Barra  et al!]Some women take offense to these terms, but not me.  In fact, I embrace them willingly. (Just don't ever call me "girl", otherwise you could be subjected to one of my famous diatribes! More about that later.)...more

To Facebook: A Strongly Worded Diatribe

 Being a progressive humanist in a religiously fundamental and politically conservative community I have learned to expect and live with a fair amount of ignorance from my neighbors and my own family. For many years, to keep the peace, I mostly remained silent. I don't recall a defining, pivotal moment when that changed, but over time it did.Being "different" from most of the people I know, or that I am related to, has kept me deliberately distant and I've tried, sometimes with great difficulty, to keep my opinions to myself. And then along came Facebook....more

If You Can’t Google a Question, You Should Thumb

Have you ever had a question that you wanted to have a mass opinion on? If you have ever sat and wondered whether or not you can wear socks with sandals and still look fashionable…fear not, now there’s an app for that. ...more
Ohhh I'm about to thumb it Michelle!! Lolmore

Give Em an Inch and They'll Take a Mile

So awhile back I had read that Mayor Bloomberg had wanted to pass a law banning restaurants, bars, etc of serving anything over 16oz or face a fine. Well today that just passed.While I am sure the intentions behind this new law are good I definitely feel the government is overstepping their boundaries. Yes I realize carbonated and alcoholic beverages are bad and can lead to obesity but at the same time YOU should be able to decide if you want to drink it NOT the government....more

Mind Your Own Boobies!!!

Strong Opinionated Rant alert......more
 @nikonMomThanks for the support - it looks like we think the same way!   more

Sense of Community

What does community mean to you? In my opinion it means a place that not only helps each other but supports each other. One big change from Minnesota to North Dakota is a sense of belonging. The community I moved from was truly a community. It was a special place to raise a family, and we all miss it....more

Why the Olympics are Important


Introduction: In a Nutshell, A Coconut Shell

So, here I am at blog-heaven. Finally establishing a blog that I think I can manage! We shall see......more

One Restful Day At A Time

Sorry I've been missing, but Sunday there was just nothing to say and yesterday the migraine monster popped up. I started seeing a white light-thingy-squiggly in my eye and knew that if I didn't get proactive and take something and close my eyes for a bit the migraine would soon follow. So far, I've been pretty successful in keeping them at bay with simple Advil and I was yesterday too.  This is day whatever of my not exercising, so far so good but looking forward to getting back to it next week Wade....more