The Birthday That Almost Broke My Heart

Please read this if you have a dog, it could save their life!...more

I'm Coming Out too...will you?

I read this article, blog, whatever you want to call it the other day and when I was finished I practically stood up and shouted, "Finally!"  To summarize, JJ Watt gives her opinion on being pro-vaccine for her children.  She backs it up with facts on how immunizations are really only effective with herd immunity, and that the theory that shots, specifically the MMR, cause autism has been disproven time and time again.  ...more

The HPV Vaccine: Why My Daughter Will Get Vaccinated

I don't often post about controversial subjects, because I am of the belief that the things which set us apart are what make us unique and beautiful. As long as you are informed and rational, I don't care what you do. Your politics, your religion, your health, are all your own personal choices.But damn it, I can't sit back and be quiet about the HPV vaccine debate anymore....more
Oh My god. That's horrifying. I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter was just vaccinated for ...more

Flu Shots

I've had it up to HERE with flu shots.  And by here, I mean there, because I passed my limit with shots about three years ago and kept going anyway....more

The real reason I'm dreading the beginning of school

Miles starts school this month.  I haven't written too much about it, save for a post about his desire for a Toy Story backpack, partially because writing about it means thinking about it and thinking about it means admitting that he is growing up and will one day soon be going away to college.  And then partially because I'm not really sure to say about it and I feel like I should be able to write a post that will make everyone cry....more
We only ever do one shot at a time, which means that last summer was the summer of shots, ...more

Born at the Right Time

I don’t know how many times I’ve wished harm to come to one of my sisters.Whether it was because my baby sister cut off my Barbies’ hair down to their rubber scalps (I had long outgrown the toys, but still. They were mine, and now they are massacred.); or the middle sister who stole my clothes and lent them out to her friends when we were in high school. (That is my Paul Simon Born At The Right Time Tour t-shirt, you silly hippy poser, and if I see you wearing it, I will rip it off of your patchouli-scented back.)...more

The Social Politics of Being Green

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about toxins.  Mostly, it seems that the topic finds its way to me rather than me seeking it out, and that could be a result of the heightened awareness in the US of just how many chemicals we come in contact with every day.  Whatever the reason, I'm doing my best to examine the issues as rationally as I can without freaking out....more

If I Come Down With The Hooping Cough, Blame My Headache.

I've been having headaches for a month straight. Last night it got so bad, I went...DUN DUN DUN......To the ER.I know right? In the words of one Travis Bickle: "All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies. Sick, venal."...more

HPV Vaccine in Boys?

A recent study found that the HPV vaccine, Gardisil was effective at preventing genital warts and certain types of cancers in boys and men. Over 4,000 men ages 16 - 26 were given 3 doses of the Gardisil vaccine. None of them had HPV prior to receiving the vaccine.  After 2 1/2 years, only 3 men who received the vaccine developed genital warts compared to 28 men who received the placebo....more