Don’t Read His Post If You Hate Fatphobia, Says Wil Wheaton

I support health at every size. I support doing what you personally have to do to feel good in your skin, and in your body. And if that means weight loss, then it means weight loss—in a healthy way that works for you, not by super-restrictive diets and starvation. So, Wil Wheaton, who recently mentioned that he was working on getting healthier and wanted to share that with his fans, has my full support. I totally think it's great he wants to be healthier. ...more
LyPScratch hlkolaya Lucy's Reality I think we live in a society that is "Woe is me" and the ... more

Don’t Read His Post If You Hate Fatphobia, Says Wil Wheaton

I support health at every size. I support doing what you personally have to do to feel good in your skin, and in your body. And if that means weight loss, then it means weight loss—in a healthy way that works for you, not by super-restrictive diets and starvation. So, Wil Wheaton, who recently mentioned that he was working on getting healthier and wanted to share that with his fans, has my full support. I totally think it's great he wants to be healthier. ...more
Just like you are entitled to your opinion and want to write about it he is too.  I don't see ... more

Why We Hate the Trailer for "The Giver"

Both of my children read The Giver during their middle school years, as countless others did. It is impossible to overstate the importance of Lois Lowry's award-winning dystopian novel in shaping the Young Adult literature of the last two decades and in the hearts and minds of her readers since its publication 1993.  In many schools and homes The Giver is a literary rite of passage that echoes its own Ceremony of Twelves. Older kids see younger students with the book and nod at each other knowingly.  ...more
I haven't read the book, and my children are 25 and 22, so they missed out on it too but this is ... more

Sorry, No Helicopter Moms Allowed In My Airspace

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My daughter (a 4th-grader) wants a playdate with a friend from her class. I reached out to the mom who was happy to set something up but then added, "I don't let her go to playdates alone, so I will be there as well." This girl must be 9 or 10 years old. What the hell? Does this seem a little overprotective? I mean, yes, come meet me, of course! Hang out for a  bit, but two hours?!! My daughter wants the first playdate at our house, so what can I do?Signed,My daughter wants a playdate, not me...more
We seem to live in isolation and fear. I am 48 years old and so happy I grew up in a time where ... more

Should a Pre-K Teacher Be Disciplined for Sending Home Letters About Her Students' Hygiene?

A Buffalo teacher sent home a note with her pre-kindergarten students and mayhem ensued. The Buffalo School District has filed disciplinary action against the teacher, Ms. Sharon Dunnigan, and the parents of the pre-kindergarten students have lashed out at the "offensive" note. The note read: URGENT NOTICE!!! PLEASE READ ...more
Don't you know that the only notes that are allowed to go home to parents today are ones that ... more

The One the Teacher Warns the Substitute About: I'm That Kid's Mom

By Misty Van Staaveren Back when I was teaching Kindergarten, about ten years ago, I had this adorable little boy in my class. He was very young emotionally and seemed to lack any control over himself. He couldn't keep quiet. He couldn't raise his hand before blurting something out. He couldn't sit in his seat. Instead he'd be mindlessly dancing around the chair while he worked. Every day, he would "move his card" because he had problems with behavior in class. None of it was terrible behavior, but it was disruptive nonetheless. ...more
Oh, I so feel for you and as a former teacher I totally agree with you about recess, I never ... more

Things You Should Never Wear To Work ... Even on Casual Friday

Here are a few tips on things you should NEVER wear to the office ... and the looks people are giving you when you walk past them.I'm sad to say that I got the inspiration for this post from people in my own building! It baffles me that people think these items are acceptable. They are barely acceptable in the grocery store, much less at your place of WORK!Flip Flops...more
It is sad that one commenter already said she disagreed with most on this list and I am sure ... more

My Husband Hates My Blog

I know a lot of bloggers who describe their husbands as their "biggest fans." I have always been so jealous of these women. My husband was a fantastic cheerleader when my blog began humbly nearly 14 months ago. And then it began to evolve, taking on a life of its own that I could have never predicted.  My blog slowly became the "other man" in my life, and my husband did not appreciate it. ...more
My children are no longer children, 25 and 22 years old and my husband had no issues with my ... more

Julie Chen’s Confession Isn’t Just About Plastic Surgery, But Racism

[Updated 9/13/13 5:02 p.m. PST: Dayton, Ohio TV station WDTN-TV issued a statement saying "We are sorry for what happened to CBS' Julie Chen in 1995 when she was a reporter at WDTN-TV,” and stating that they do not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. --Grace]...more
It is sad period but if you heard the doctor all women in all ethnic groups are told to fix ... more

"Dancing with the Stars" Cast Announcement Pushed Me Over the Edge

I can't take it any more. The cast announcement for the new season of Dancing with the Stars officially has pushed me over the edge.The problem is I am not a Dancing with the Stars fan, and I'm not a hater, either. DWTS typically, blissfully flies under my radar unless they hook me with a particular cast member, but that hasn't happened since Chaz Bono foxtrotted off in 2011. But now, they've gone and invoked Rhoda....more
I've gone back to only scripted television, I just can't watch any reality shows anymore and ... more