I See Myself as Skinny When I'm Not

So this is going to sound strange, but just bear with me. I think I have reverse body image issues. I'm one of the billions of women who "used to be skinny." But in the past couple of years, I've noticed that I look at my body in a different way than most of the other "used to be skinny" women. Let me explain. ...more
Exactly what I have been doing. And yes, I'm always shocked when I see photos of myself. more

My Name Is "Jennifer." All Eight Letters, Please.

“Do you go by Jennifer or Jen?” asked a fellow blogger also named Jennifer. I felt immediate relief and kinship with this woman I had just met. After all, only another Jennifer would understand how loaded and important this simple question could be. ...more
I was also a Jenny by my family and similarly, they are the only ones allowed to call me Jenny. ... more

Downton Abbey Is Back! Was the First Episode Fabulous or Depressing?

Downton Abbey has become an obsession on both sides of the pond and American fans who have been feeling withdrawal pangs finally relaxed when the fourth season returned last night (in Britain the fourth season aired in September 2013). It's now 1922 and the look of Downton is still sumptuous, but it also seems a little harsher and brighter, as if all the soft focus has gone out of the Crawleys' lives. Image: BBC America ...more
kimskandykreations I felt the same way. I watched the premiere of the new season, but I'm still ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your December 2013 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
All about time and how we don't have enough of it. What are YOU doing with your time? A little ... more

A Couple Whiles: What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Time

When my three-year-old asked me today when we were going to work on her puzzle, I replied offhandedly, “In a while.” She then asked, “How many whiles? 10 whiles? 20 whiles? Mommy, how about we do it in a couple whiles?” I smiled, realizing that to her three-year-old brain with its undefined sense of time, a “while” means the same as a second, or a minute, or a month, or a year, just as “10”, “20,” and “a couple” are all equally abstract terms. ...more
I loved this so so so much. I can't even describe it. It really hit a chord with me because my 1 ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your December 2013 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
I was down a little last week due to a domain issue. But I'm back up and running! Here is one of ... more

The Day I Was Asked By My Son's Teacher to Talk to Her Class about My Blog

The front door swung open, and there was my rumpled and gangly seventh grader, tossing his backpack onto the floor. "Guess what, Mom?" "What?" I called from upstairs.  He tipped his head up to look at me. "We are blogging in my Language Arts class, and I told my teacher that you are a blogger.  Check your blog, Mom.  My whole class was on it today.  All of her classes were.  You probably had a lot of hits on it.  Check your stats!" ...more
I LOVED this post! It was hilarious and sweet and honest. Love! And now I'm off to yo blog. ;) more

Child Porn: My View as a Mother After My Cousin’s Arrest

Seven years. That was the sentence my cousin received as the result of an undercover sting operation charging him for possession and receipt of child porn after receiving forwarded e-mails. My cousin: a college graduate, military recruit, and responsible son, with a life of promise that he had just obliterated by an uninhibited quest for a heinous arousal. ...more
nellewrites jenlbosse As I said above once I had thought it over some more, really just confused ... more

Child Porn: My View as a Mother After My Cousin’s Arrest

Seven years. That was the sentence my cousin received as the result of an undercover sting operation charging him for possession and receipt of child porn after receiving forwarded e-mails. My cousin: a college graduate, military recruit, and responsible son, with a life of promise that he had just obliterated by an uninhibited quest for a heinous arousal. ...more
I do want to add one more thing. I know it probably hurts to hear mean things said about a ... more

Child Porn: My View as a Mother After My Cousin’s Arrest

Seven years. That was the sentence my cousin received as the result of an undercover sting operation charging him for possession and receipt of child porn after receiving forwarded e-mails. My cousin: a college graduate, military recruit, and responsible son, with a life of promise that he had just obliterated by an uninhibited quest for a heinous arousal. ...more
I'm really trying to view it from your perspective but I just can't. Talking about how your ... more