10 things you should NOT say to a gay parent!

So I have read a few funny posts lately about "if latinos said the things white people say" and if "asians said the things white people say." Also, things you shouldn't say to a lesbian, or a gay dad, and I decided to add my own list of things you shouldn't say to people.  Specifically gay people.  Even more specifically gay parents.  ...more
Denise LOL Denise!  Maybe I could try that product this winter!more

I Used Jennifer Lawrence's Stolen Images to Teach My Kids About Internet Security

A few days ago, nude pictures of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kate Upton, Lea Michele, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and others showed up online. I happened to see them on a friend's Twitter account. When I saw them, I was like, "no way those are real." But apparently they were. ...more
mamabearapp thank you so much for sharing my article! !more

Roasted Smashed Potatoes. Super easy and delicious side dish for any night of the week!

Do you all ever get in a dinner rut?  I do!  It seems like we eat the same thing over and over.  I try to look for new things to make, and when I do sometimes the family loves it:  Potato soup, and sometimes they don't: yellow tomato pasta. To be honest I ended up tossing part of the pasta after everyone refused to eat it for lef...more

Perimenopause and it's symptoms are awful!

I have written about Perimenopause before.  Looking back over my posts I have written about it twice.  Once in October 2012, and again n October 2013.  Not sure whey October seems to be the month to write about it, other than all this crap started the week of my birthday the year I turned 46, so maybe my birthday month (October) triggers something.  Not sure.  But I suppose if that is true than writ...more

What Blogging means to me

I started blogging in 2008....more

What #NMOS14 means to me and my 15 year old son

I have always been more of a Facebook person than a Twitter person.  I didn't often check my Twitter feed.  But for some reason last Tuesday, 12 August, I woke up and while laying in bed talking myself into getting up to make a cup of coffee I opened my Twitter and looked at the feed.  I saw that my 15 year old son "The Genius" had been tweeting....a lot....all night in fact....more

"Lesbian Bed Death": Fact or Fiction?

I first heard the term "Lesbian Bed Death" aka LBD when I was 18. Women would mention it and say that is was real, and it happened to women after they had been in monogamous relationships for many years.  I was never worried because I was quite young and was not in a monogamous relationship, so I didn't even give it a thought....more
TerriLynnMerritts I am going in for my annual physical next month.  I will talk to my physician ...more

It is a tragedy that we know more about Robin Williams' death than Michael Brown's death.

Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014.  He was a beloved actor and comedian.  The news was even more tragic because he apparently committed suicide and had a history of mental illness.  Depression is a terrible terrible disease.  What people show on the outside is not always how they present themselves, and depression kills....more
@gstffrd dtanton Unfortunately that is true.  Until we see each other as equal human beings ...more

Moroccan Chicken with Tomato, Potatoes and Peppers

My garden as been growing like crazy this summer.  I am not sure if my thumb got greener over the winter, or I have just learned enough about gardening to be more successful, or it is just magic. I did do some things differently this year: I made the garden bigger, I paid more attention to the last frost and planted 4 weeks after the last one, I used organic compost, and Karol built me a garden "box" complete with chicken wire to keep out critters....more

Keith Urban Raise 'Em Up Tour Virginia Beach. What an amazing night!

Karol and I have seen Keith Urban perform 4 times.  Our very first date was to a Keith Urban concert.  We would ride around in my car with the sun roof open singing Keith Urban songs together even before we were a couple.  "Our" song was Love Somebody Like You by Keith Urban.  So I suppose you could say he is part of the bedrock of our relationship....more