Honey Lemon Skin Brightening Mask

As I get older, I have started noticing a dramatic change in my skin. What was once bright, smooth, and supple is now flat, laden with issues, and covered in sun spots. I am all about organic everything, so after a bit of searching, I found this amazing mask. ...more
Can you store this for any amount of time in the fridge? I made this last night, used it, but ... more

Don't Worry, It Won't Always Be This Way

Pregnancy: Almost overnight, the life I know becomes a mix of morning sickness, strange food cravings, and raging hormones. A few months in, even getting off the couch requires a serious effort. My back is killing me, my feet are starting to look more like balloon animals than the trusty appendages that once carried me through my day, and the gynecologist visits are more frequent and far more intrusive. The doctor assures me, "The last few weeks are the hardest, but Baby's almost here. It won't always be this way." ...more
Thanks, I needed this tonight. I'm sitting here after putting my five and a half year old and a ... more

Black Women, White Women, and Natural Hair

The burn of a relaxer on my tender scalp.The hiss of the hot comb against my untamed roots.The fear of moisture in all of its iterations: rain, sweat, ocean.The anguish of getting the most minor trim because length--not health--was paramount.These are the memories I carry of the never-ending battle to hide the state of my kinky hair. It's an experience belonging to sisters all over the globe, this fight to make our hair submit to societal standards of what is acceptable and proper....more
First off--kudos on embracing your natural hair--it looks great. I read your article as well as ... more

Super-Easy Hexagon Shelf DIY

I love hexagons, whether in a honeycomb, on a quilt, or —in this case— as a wall shelf. Bringing the hexagon trend to your humble abode is easier than you might think. New shelving awaits you in the gift box department of your local Target. ...more
Do you know how much these would hold? I'm thinking these would be great to display Lego ... more

The Five Stages of Grief at Legoland

1. DENIAL. It can’t be this crowded. Why is it so crowded? It’s a Monday morning at 10am and it’s supposed to rain today. Didn’t anybody check the forecast and think to themselves, "Today is not a good day to go to Legoland." I know I checked the forecast and thought to myself, “Hey, it’s a Monday, it's supposed to rain today and lightning. That ought to scare the tourists off. ...more
Definitely go in January. We went to the one in CA this year at that time and it was perfect. ... more

No Mulligans With Abortion

While I totally support women's rights to make decisions about their own bodies, after just about 40 years, I'm still trying to deal with the emotional turmoil from having abortions when I was 18, 19 and 24....more
@MyLifesMoments  @KarenLynnn I just read your post and am crying at my desk.  So many of us have ... more

Why We Got Arrested: Women and Immigration Reform

“There are more women than we thought.”...more
@RWXicana I have no words. more

Why We Got Arrested: Women and Immigration Reform

“There are more women than we thought.”...more
I know that my view will not be popular here, but I disagree with illegal immigration. Here's ... more

No Mulligans With Abortion

While I totally support women's rights to make decisions about their own bodies, after just about 40 years, I'm still trying to deal with the emotional turmoil from having abortions when I was 18, 19 and 24....more
@MyLifesMoments I'm not sure when you had your miscarriage, but hugs.  It is hard.  I had two.  ... more

Why I'm Saying "God Bless Texas"

The first reason? Because it will probably make the "Hail Satan"-chanters really, really upset. Heheh....more
@Momofacrew Thank you.  Sometimes reading though legislation feels like a fourth language. more