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On Christopher Dorner, and Straddling The Thin Blue Line

I read every sentence of Christopher Dorner's manifesto. Beginning to end. I read it, and I sat with it, and my stomach turned with anxiety for all of the men and women who had to fear him. I read it, and I said to myself....."Yep. Pretty much sums it up."...more
Thank you for sharing your brave words and powerful perspective!more

OMG, IUI, HCG, WTH: The Things They Don't Tell You About Insemination

OMG, IUI, HCG, WTH! Look at what you get to learn about when you mention the word fertility. You don’t learn these terms unless you’re older, have had a miscarriage, or are actively trying to get pregnant and it doesn’t work. I was not worried about getting pregnant. We were pregnant already. Then we miscarried twins and started hearing things like, “Well, at your age… you should really… call my doctor… blah blah.”...more
Only you can make the road to preggers funny!more

"Why Don't Kids Like Me, Mom?"

Monday, after school, in a fit of frustration, my son declared, "I am sick of Fremont and Clarmar. Why can't I be anyone's best friend?" I paused, knowing he can be sensitive, knowing that he had a bad day/week/month, knowing that maybe it will be better tomorrow. "What happened?" "Well, sometimes it feels like the kids are mean. They don't really want to play with me. They don't want me on their team."...more
This broke my heart! He's battling so hard and trying and trying. I could hug you both!more

Screw You, Schizophrenia

Fuck You, Schizophrenia.Because I hate your very name. It's long and no one knows how to spell it. Your stupid name has replaced a perfectly lovely name. His name is "Dan" and he is my brother. Because it isn't socially acceptable to blame my parents for schizophrenia. I rather enjoyed blaming them...those were good times and you took that from me.Because you have painted your graffiti on my beautiful brother. My sweet, sensitive, handsome brother, who used to turn heads but now makes people cross to the other side of the street....more
@Kimberly S. Thanks, Sperk. This was a really hard post to publish. Thank you for your kind words.more

When Public Breastfeeding Goes Too Far

I can assure you that my nursing adventures never, EVER garnered accusations of "sexualizing breastfeeding!" My bra size went from a 34B to a 38L. When the boob buffet closed, I was at a loss. Truth be told, I still miss it. When I see a nursing mother, I don't think "look at that smokin' hot breast" or "how dare she show her ladies in public!?!?" I sadly think, "I will never breastfeed a baby again." Maybe I have breastfeeding PTSD?...more
@KarenLynnn We look back on the toddler years and wonder how the heck we did it! Lots of ...more

When Public Breastfeeding Goes Too Far

I can assure you that my nursing adventures never, EVER garnered accusations of "sexualizing breastfeeding!" My bra size went from a 34B to a 38L. When the boob buffet closed, I was at a loss. Truth be told, I still miss it. When I see a nursing mother, I don't think "look at that smokin' hot breast" or "how dare she show her ladies in public!?!?" I sadly think, "I will never breastfeed a baby again." Maybe I have breastfeeding PTSD?...more
@trigirl13 I am hoping to be fully recovered before the next conference! Thanks, TriGirl!more

When Public Breastfeeding Goes Too Far

I can assure you that my nursing adventures never, EVER garnered accusations of "sexualizing breastfeeding!" My bra size went from a 34B to a 38L. When the boob buffet closed, I was at a loss. Truth be told, I still miss it. When I see a nursing mother, I don't think "look at that smokin' hot breast" or "how dare she show her ladies in public!?!?" I sadly think, "I will never breastfeed a baby again." Maybe I have breastfeeding PTSD?...more
@The Bearded Iris I seem to recall that it was YOUR job to keep me from making an ass of myself. ...more

When Public Breastfeeding Goes Too Far

I can assure you that my nursing adventures never, EVER garnered accusations of "sexualizing breastfeeding!" My bra size went from a 34B to a 38L. When the boob buffet closed, I was at a loss. Truth be told, I still miss it. When I see a nursing mother, I don't think "look at that smokin' hot breast" or "how dare she show her ladies in public!?!?" I sadly think, "I will never breastfeed a baby again." Maybe I have breastfeeding PTSD?...more
@anandi Thanks for popping by, Anandi!more

When Public Breastfeeding Goes Too Far

I can assure you that my nursing adventures never, EVER garnered accusations of "sexualizing breastfeeding!" My bra size went from a 34B to a 38L. When the boob buffet closed, I was at a loss. Truth be told, I still miss it. When I see a nursing mother, I don't think "look at that smokin' hot breast" or "how dare she show her ladies in public!?!?" I sadly think, "I will never breastfeed a baby again." Maybe I have breastfeeding PTSD?...more
@Gamingangel The only plus was that it wiped the goon smile right off my face!more

An Open Letter To Honey Boo Boo's Mama

Dear June,Like many Americans, I've been tuning in each week to follow your family's adventures on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and discover interesting things like how to bob for pigs' feet, harvest road kill, and make a homemade slip-N-slide with an old tarp, a hose, and a bottle of baby oil....more
Oh.My.Hilarious. The Bearded Iris cracks me up! This is fantastic!more