Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Use Comic Sans

Do not adjust your dial. The foreign-looking font that you see in this post is intentional. Please bear with me! Yes, I am using Comic Sans MS -- the font that is so ugly that it has inspired a fierce and mighty "Ban Comic Sans" movement -- because I care about your brain development and I want you to learn. I am using Comic Sans MS because I love you....more

I truly laughed out loud at the title of this post. (And the comments are amazing!) My guy and I ... more

January Diet? Nope, I Bought Bigger Clothes

On Monday at work, in a sassy new dress, a colleague asked “Have you lost weight?” Nope. My clothes fit. What a concept. ...more

OK, I don't even know you, and I'm so FLIPPING proud of you! This is awesome. And you've really ... more

No More "FML" in 2011

In 2011, I will delete each and every ‘friend’ who writes the words FML on their Facebook or Twitter pages. I want to surround myself with people who think positively and are willing to make the changes that need to be made without quitting -- even when life gets really hard. ...more

And I'm also getting pretty tired of #fail.

I think there's a difference between complaining ... more

Thoughts on Being A "Pretty Fat Girl"

Now, this isn’t the first time that this has happened to me. The “but you’ve got such a pretty face” write-off. As if my face discounts the size of my body, or my life-long struggle with weight. As if we are existing in some sort of hierarchy of fatness, where pretty faces sit at the top and everyone else has more of a right to hate their bodies than, let's say, I do. ...more

You hit the nail on the head with the "hierarchy of ... more

Disappearing Stripper Boots... or Why Barbie Can Stay

Katie was brimming with excitement and, with brush in hand, couldn't wait to brush Barbie's long golden hair. As I removed the bits of plastic holding her in place, I couldn't help but notice the length of her dress (super short), the backless top of the dress, the black knee-high stripper boots, the heavy eye makeup. I immediately felt a twinge in my stomach. I was uncomfortable. ...more

I don't really have a problem with the boots. They seem to fit Barbie's over-the-top aesthetic - ... more