10 Things I Don't Care About

If you're a regular reader of this blog and/or know me in real life, you can attest to the fact that I care, a lot, about a lot of things. I talk about these things in most of my posts. Today, however, I'm thinking about things that I don't care about in the least. Behold:...more

Is Dirty Politics Affecting Your Kids?

Queen of Opinion Nation!

Does anything, ANYTHING, ranckle my insides more than entitlement? Only one!  When that self-bestowed entitlement involves taking more than what one is entitled to.Only when that personally awarded entitlement involves impeding the entitlements of others.Only when that individually conferred entitlement involves taking more than half the sidewalk!...more

BlogHer Writing Lab September 2016 Prompts

The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is OPINION. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more
Looking forward to trying out this writing lab exercise.more

State Your Opinion With the September BlogHer Writing Lab

So what is the BlogHer Writing Lab theme this month? ...more
Creative and innovative writing skills can make you put extra money to your pocket. Blogging is ...more

The People Under the Stairs

The People Under The StairsMy Very Real, Very Fake Kidnapping Fantasy ...more

The State of Weddings

A friend and I were talking about this yesterday.  There seems to be an upward trend of our friends (not even mutual friends) to announce their engagement and then not too soon after announce that they eloped/got married at the courthouse and are essentially continuing their daily lives like it didn’t happen.  Like they’re just hanging out with friends the evening of and then going to work, the grocery store, appointments, etc, the next day....more

5 Things to Do Before You Share on Social Media

We all may not agree on much in this world, but I'm sure we can pretty much agree on this: EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE. Literally, everything. Has this not been one of the worst years in recent memory for violence, death, terrorism, and just overall shittiness? As a result, we're all going on the Internet to share our opinions on all the horrible things. People from different backgrounds and with different beliefs are taking to social media to essentially participate in the broader conversations and speak their mind about everything that's going on. And that's fine. With exceptions. ...more
baddestmotherever right?!  I can't tell you how many times I've gone online in the past 2-3 days ...more

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