Standing Up For Chick-fil-A

The ruckus over Chick-fil-A raises the question: Who's behaving like the hater here?...more
 @Aimee Whetstine That's where the issue I have comes into play big time. The message being sent ... more

Standing Up For Chick-fil-A

The ruckus over Chick-fil-A raises the question: Who's behaving like the hater here?...more
Personally, I won't be eating there but I made that choice ages ago once it was revealed that ... more

Alicia on "Survivor": "Christina's IQ is probably a zero...I mean, I'm a special ed teacher, so uh, I handle Christina as one of students."

Alicia on "Survivor": "Christina's IQ is probably a zero...I mean, I'm a special ed teacher, so uh, I handle Christina as one of students." ...more
Way to insult your special ed students, Alicia. Very, very distasteful IMHO. more

The Top 10 Things Not to Say to a Woman Who Has Suffered Pregnancy Loss

About a month ago, I happily announced my pregnancy on this blog. I also announced it on Facebook, Twitter, to countless friends, family, "kinda knows" and even strangers. I was excited! Some probably think that was an unwise decision, and they are right because, unfortunately, I ended up miscarrying at almost 3 months along....more
But if your friends were anything like me, they know you meant well and meant it from the bottom ... more

So...What Am I, Anyway?

I remember the first time I was confused about my race. I was 10 years old and in the fourth grade. The source of my bewilderment was the "Race/Ethnicity" question on a standardized test, back in the day before they allowed you to choose more than one and before they included a "multiracial or biracial" box. I scanned the options before me—“Black/African American,” “White/Caucasian,” “Hispanic,” and “Asian/Pacific Islander”—“none of these seem like me,” I thought to myself. Puzzled, I turned to my teacher and asked her which bubble I should fill in. She said, “Asian.”...more
In college almost 20 years ago, I had to fill out a form where they allowed me to check more ... more

Miss or Ma'am? You tell me ...

Miss or Ma'am? You tell me ... ...more
Ms. Kia from the younger folks is fine with me. I don't mind adults calling me just "Kia". I'm ... more

Parenting While Vegan

Babies.  Cooing, sleeping, screeching, crying ...more
Good for you. I'm a meat eater but I have respect for those who practice a vegetarian/vegan diet ... more

Lego Tears

As I toiled in the laundry room chained to the dryer attempting to match the pile of socks that were growing by the minute. My littlest came running down the stairs in tears. His heart once again broken someone had smashed his newest Lego creation to pieces. I held him tight and told him it would be okay. It is with that I stopped what I was doing held his hand and we walked up the stairs to pick up the crumbling pieces on the floor. I looked at him with a smile, "Lets try to rebuild it!" He gave me a sad look, "I can't! It took me hours!"" "Well! What was it that you made?" ...more
What a great example you are, not just to your son but to me! Your story fits perfectly with ... more