I've Never Had A Best Friend

I’ve never had a best friend.I’m not saying that so you’ll feel sorry for me. It’s just a realization that I’ve had over and over and over again in my life. Image: Texasbubba via Flickr ...more
ME. TOO.   I had a BFF in elementary/middle school, but we drifted apart in high school. Had a ... more

Boys vs. Girls: Arguing Gender Equality in the Goodwill Line

We chatted about the differences between boys and girls, the way a girl at five seems so oddly capable of just doing a task (even a complicated one, like putting socks on without first throwing them across the room a few times, or sitting in a chair without tipping it backwards or otherwise flailing around). The lady behind the counter agreed, having mothered five boys. Then this blonde woman behind us, who we didn’t exactly invite into our little discussion I might add, gets all condescending and pipes up: “You know, I don’t think it’s a boy/girl thing. It’s just a person thing. It’s just an individual personality difference -- it has nothing to do with being male or female. I raised a boy who is so sensitive and gentle. It’s just a human difference.” She’s impressed with herself....more
I love this so much. SO MUCH. I have boy/girl twins, and obviously they've been in the same ... more

Top 5 Things That I Like About Having a Kid With Down Syndrome

A million years ago (fine, more like 8), a colleague was telling me of his family's birth stories. As it so often happens, his wife finally got pregnant -- after they had given up. She was in her early 40's. "Oh!", I gasped, "but weren't you scared?" "Scared of what?" he asked. "Of having a kid with Down syndrome," I responded, wondering a little why I even needed to mention that. I mean, she was in her early 40's -- what else was there to be scared of? "Oh, no," he replied, adding something to the effect that he likes kids and having a kid-for-life would be all right with him....more
I love this post. My 6-month-old has... well... some sort of genetic *something* that is not ... more

Owning Your Awesome: It's Not Conceited

When I was about nine –- the age my daughter is now –- I was told I was fat. Which was untrue, actually, but which quite literally scarred me for life. My own mother tried to teach me how to not hate myself, but she didn't walk the walk as they say, and I learned, through her actions, how not to love Me....more
Amazing, amazing post. I was five when someone first told me I was fat, and probably eight when ... more

Taye Diggs' Message to the Ladies: You're Allowed a Purse

I love Taye Diggs. Which is why I was so disappointed when I saw a tweet from him today and clicked over to his blog. ...more

Meh, it doesn't bother me that much. I can see having that same conversation, all in good humor, ... more

Don't Be Scared of Monsters, Mommy

I was feeding Moxie the other day, glanced out the window, saw a troop of special-needs kids walk by and lost it. I mean, I lost it. Put down Moxie's food, head in my hands and bawled. The big, gulping kind of bawl. The damn-I'm-losing-it kind of bawl. Concerned, Micah came around, "Why are you crying, Mama?" I couldn't answer. I was too busy trying to catch my breath. "Are you crying because of a monster?"...more

I feel like you pulled this post straight out of my heart.

My 4-month-old is... well... a ... more

(BLOGHER OPEN DEBATE) Should Birth Control be Free?

What if you didn't have to pay each month for birth control? What if birth control pills were free to every insurance-holder in America? The New York Times reported today on a possible change in the way birth control is handled by insurance companies. ...more

The contradiction between "abortion is bad, we shouldn't have any abortions" and "birth control ... more

This Super Bowl is Going to Be Good

I am the first one to admit that I get excited about the Super Bowl every single year. I like everything about the big game. I like football. I like beer. I like football food. I like new funny commercials. I like parties. The Super Bowl has everything. Super Bowl Sunday is my favorite holiday, but this year I am even more excited than normal. No, my team isn't in it, but this year I think we are going to see a really excellent game....more

I couldn't agree with you more regarding Roethlisberger. It prevents me from rooting for the ... more

UCONN Women's Basketball Break Win Record

The University of Connecticut Women's Basketball team has not lost a game since April 6. April 6, 2008 that is. ...more

I started watching the UConn women about 10 years ago, when I started dating my now-husband. He ... more

I Didn't Look Like Me: Where Does Feminine Come From?

And the part that caused me to literally choke up? I didn't look the least bit feminine. I didn't look like me. Or at least the image of me that I had of me in my head. The one that I thought that the world was seeing. I think I thought the world was seeing some sort of Earth Mother type. Amazon Woman type. Round and red. But seeing the image of me through the lens of a stranger proved otherwise. ...more

I have been a stay-at-home mom for the last three years. And now, finding myself pregnant again ... more