Bonnie Simpson

One woman making her way through the muddle of life, one complication at a time.  Join me as I take on life's questions from my unique perspective as a single, sandwich generation mother. 

Food Network Drops Paula Deen

[Editor's note: Food celebrity Paula Deen, with her Georgia accent and famously buttery recipes, is synonymous with Southern tradition. But the National Enquirer reported that Deen herself recently stated -- in court -- that her "traditions" include flat-out racism....more
LOL!  Ok!  My point is, you are being ridiculous when you say that she shouldn't be on ...more

Food Network Drops Paula Deen

[Editor's note: Food celebrity Paula Deen, with her Georgia accent and famously buttery recipes, is synonymous with Southern tradition. But the National Enquirer reported that Deen herself recently stated -- in court -- that her "traditions" include flat-out racism....more
@CreoleContessa  @Cathy Steinberg  Since when did being racist make you unfit to be on ...more

Social Life Nostalgia

At 23 weeks I have reached the state in which dropped objects don't fall directly on the floor, but hit my stomach first. This is becoming increasingly inconvenient especially because most of the objects I am talking about are food items, or toothpaste, or hair product, or similar things that leave stains on my shirt....more
I've been thinking a lot about how as parents.... and a specially as mothers, we are put into a ...more

Evidence of things not seen

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Organic Chemistry.  When I was first exposed to it, it baffled me.  The professor was retiring that semester and had a low tolerance for questions, the book assumed an understanding of nomenclature that was completely foreign to me and I spent a great deal of time interpreting what was said and not fully understanding anything.  I scraped by with a ‘D’ which was nowhere near good enough for a science major....more
@ladyaylan Isn't it amazing how being knocked down a time or two changes our perceptions?more

Who sits at your conference table?

 I remember reading a book several years ago wherein the author described a conference table in his mind.  He stated that he had this conference table in his mind and those who sat at it were constantly judging and critiquing how he lived his life.  In his mind, these people sat around a conference table judging him..."Oh Johnny got an A on his report card!  Great!  But why isn't Johnny playing football?"   ...more
@ladyaylan  I believe you are a blog post entirely unto yourself... "the girl who would not go ...more

My Mom Doesn't Respect Our Santa-Free Christmas

Some of my parenting choices are a little bit unconventional. Not outrageously so, but mildly. I co-sleep and breastfeed my toddler. We did baby-led weaning. I skipped the purees and instead introduced table food at eight months. I don’t believe in spanking and I am not planning on telling my son that Santa Claus is a real person....more
@GPC  No, I hadn't considered that, but your well-thought out argument as definitely enlightened me.more

My Mom Doesn't Respect Our Santa-Free Christmas

Some of my parenting choices are a little bit unconventional. Not outrageously so, but mildly. I co-sleep and breastfeed my toddler. We did baby-led weaning. I skipped the purees and instead introduced table food at eight months. I don’t believe in spanking and I am not planning on telling my son that Santa Claus is a real person....more
@MoreThanMommy Yes, of course it was my mom who raised me to think for myself. :) We do have a ...more

My Mom Doesn't Respect Our Santa-Free Christmas

Some of my parenting choices are a little bit unconventional. Not outrageously so, but mildly. I co-sleep and breastfeed my toddler. We did baby-led weaning. I skipped the purees and instead introduced table food at eight months. I don’t believe in spanking and I am not planning on telling my son that Santa Claus is a real person....more
@ltorres78 We actually get on really well and she has read this blog and we laugh together ...more

My Mom Doesn't Respect Our Santa-Free Christmas

Some of my parenting choices are a little bit unconventional. Not outrageously so, but mildly. I co-sleep and breastfeed my toddler. We did baby-led weaning. I skipped the purees and instead introduced table food at eight months. I don’t believe in spanking and I am not planning on telling my son that Santa Claus is a real person....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Thanks for your comment. Yes, the issue was resolved before I blogged ...more

My Mom Doesn't Respect Our Santa-Free Christmas

Some of my parenting choices are a little bit unconventional. Not outrageously so, but mildly. I co-sleep and breastfeed my toddler. We did baby-led weaning. I skipped the purees and instead introduced table food at eight months. I don’t believe in spanking and I am not planning on telling my son that Santa Claus is a real person....more
Read your post and wow!  That's powerful, I can't imagine what you went through.  I don't think ...more