Do You Have the Mother Rage?

Do you ever find yourself yelling for no particular reason? Angry that you're awake -- AGAIN? Maybe you have the Mother Rage, as Meredith at La Buena Vida writes about. I know I've felt it! ...more
Yes I have mommy rage from time to time....right now actually....its because it just builds and ... more

Should Salons Have Child Free Policies?

Have you and your children ever been turned away from somewhere? Not because the kids are being loud and obnoxious. But just because they EXIST. That’s what happened to me today....more
Wow. They just blew their chances to keep a local customer, and since you are a blogger. You ... more

I Made My Daughter Cry

Tonight, I made my daughter cry.I didn't mean to.It wasn't the usual variant of crying due to being in trouble or not wanting to watch the same cartoon her sister did. It was because I told her a story....more
:) What a great post. You have sweet little girls and what a great thing to do to make up ... more

This Body of Mine

I look up at the staircase with a sense of dread. Groan. I have to make it all the way up there? And then I suddenly remember that my body works again. I lift my knees and propel forward with so much more ease than I did just weeks ago. I feel gloriously unencumbered. There is still a novelty in being able to move properly. To bend at the waist is divine. I keep forgetting I can; I keep asking the kids to pick things up off of the floor. Well, they should anyway, those messy little buggers. But I too can collect debris off of the floor....more
I just had a baby three weeks ago and I'm so glad I no longer have to stand at the kitchen doing ... more

Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more

Good Luck Getting Kissed by ANYONE, Marie Claire, Your Fat-Bashing Backfired

The women's magazine Marie Claire published an incendiary article on its website this week asking "Should "Fatties" Get A Room? (Even on TV?)" which is receiving a backlash of condemnation via social media. ...more

While everyone is entitled to their opinion, I also quickly learned in the blogging world if you ... more

The Similac Recall and Why Breast is Not Always Best

I wrote two posts this week about breastfeeding in reaction to a post about the "breast is best" campaign: one titled, "Breast is Not Best" and the other titled "Breast Bitch." It was a week that at first seemed fairly quiet on the parenting wars front -- and then the Similac recall bomb was dropped. And in a week in which my breastfeeding posts would have simply been my request to stop using supremacy language in regard to a bodily function that is outside a person's control, it became a gathering spot to see, "see, see, breast is best!" ...more

I completely agree with you on the whole breast is best except for certain scenarios thinking. I ... more