Kathleen Schurman

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Help! My Friend Is Gluten-Free, but I'm Not!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I'm going on vacation with my friend, and she's gluten-free, which drives me crazy because it's all she talks about. She's already planning our days around not eating gluten and has said things like "no pizza for us!" I like her, but think this will cause fights. Advice?Signed,Gaga for Gluten...more
I'm gluten free and vegan. I would say 80 percent of restaurants have options for me; I eat what ...more

Is Being a Bad Ass All it's Cracked Up to Be? Or . . . How I almost got arrested on my first official day as a Bad Ass Chick

My daughter, Bo, and I joke often about being “bad-asses.” You know, as in all tough and ready to tangle, etc., etc. So when I got a text around 6 a.m. this morning from my friend, Noelle, telling me that I’d been chosen to be the Bad Ass Chick of the Day on the Elvis Duran show, a nationally syndicated morning radio program, I thought she was kidding. And yet I turned on the radio, and there I was! An Official Bad Ass Chick! It was thrilling until I realized I had to break the news to my nine grandchildren think about it ...more
@calmarsden Sorry, "I" just saw this - Calmarsden, the entire point of a blog is to speak to ...more

Is Being a Bad Ass All it's Cracked Up to Be? Or . . . How I almost got arrested on my first official day as a Bad Ass Chick

My daughter, Bo, and I joke often about being “bad-asses.” You know, as in all tough and ready to tangle, etc., etc. So when I got a text around 6 a.m. this morning from my friend, Noelle, telling me that I’d been chosen to be the Bad Ass Chick of the Day on the Elvis Duran show, a nationally syndicated morning radio program, I thought she was kidding. And yet I turned on the radio, and there I was! An Official Bad Ass Chick! It was thrilling until I realized I had to break the news to my nine grandchildren think about it ...more
For the record - I want to state that Parker's adopter has nothing to do with this mess. ...more

Parker "The Porker" Pet Pot-bellied Pig Pointlessly Pulled from Pound

To All Fans of Woodbridge, CT,  Animal Control, and animal lovers everywhere: This morning, all of the farm animals at the Woodbridge animal shelter were confiscated by police and brought to a local farm of questionable integrity (I will explain why I believe it’s “questionable” later in this column.) Apparently, the officers don't believe a shelter is the best place for them. However, every one of those animals was well taken care of and very loved by the staff and the many, many area residents who visit there....more
Woodbridge Animal Control UPDATE! In order to avoid the onslaught of people expected to come to ...more

I Don't Like My Son Very Much Right Now

I’m going to be honest with you guys. I’m really tired of my son. The level of disrespect and general level of unhappiness is becoming so distressing that I’m barely functioning as his mother. I don’t want to be around him. I don’t want to do anything for him....more
@Laine Griffin Well, yes. TV is a given. The children on TV, who are supposed to be incredibly ...more

I Don't Like My Son Very Much Right Now

I’m going to be honest with you guys. I’m really tired of my son. The level of disrespect and general level of unhappiness is becoming so distressing that I’m barely functioning as his mother. I don’t want to be around him. I don’t want to do anything for him....more
Perhaps there is a "diagnosis" or perhaps there is not. Every child is so different. However, ...more

Why I Told My Best Friend Not to Have Kids

One of my best friends is on the fence about having children, but I'm not: I told her not to. My advice isn't because I regret becoming a mother, or that I think she'd be a bad one -- on the contrary. I know she'd be a wonderful mother and I've never for one millisecond regretted having my children. My advice is based on what I believe it would do to her because I know what it's done to me....more
I am laughing at how funny it is that all your words ring true to me, but not about motherhood, ...more

Animal Abuse, Michael Vick, and So Many Shades of Grey

 @PepeSantorelli That is horrifying. As if he was a hero! Anyone who has ever read the report ...more

Animal Abuse, Michael Vick, and So Many Shades of Grey

Marcia, there is a fund set up to help pay for Cheyenne's medical and farrier bills (which will ...more

A Yankee Farm Wife's Take on the John Edwards Trial

[Editor's Note: Late Thursday, a federal judge declared a mistrial in the campaign finance fraud case against John Edwards. The 2008 presidential hopeful was accused of spending nearly one-million dollars donated by campaign benefactors to cover up his affair and child with videographer Rielle Hunter. What do you think about the verdict? One BlogHer member dishes up her take in this video below... --Grace]...more
 @Wranglerdani LOL! Find me on Facebook! The Internet, sadly is about as far away from the farm ...more