The Truth About Childless Women

Nearly 46 percent of American women through age 44 are childless. That's up from 35 percent in 1976....more
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10 Things Parents Shouldn't Say To Non-Parents

Lately, I've seen some articles (this one in particular) about how people with kids are tired of hearing certain things from people without munchkins. I know, I know, we don't get it. But maybe, possibly, you're forgetting what it's like to not have kids. There are different stresses but stress none the less. ...more
thlsralv So to you "having animals" (that verbiage itself is a clue you're not a pet lover, ...more

An Anonymous Letter Told Me My Friend Is a Rapist

I used to own a bookstore in a small New England town. For me, it was the stuff of dreams: Business was good, the setting idyllic, the work minimal and the regular customers just odd enough to make things interesting....more
Even in an ideal situation where the author had not been molested as a child, this would be an ...more

Was That Comment Because of My Race?

After reading this post by my French yummy mummy blogger friend, Muriel Jacques, I felt compelled to analyze what had happened to me yesterday at the post office. At the time, I simply brushed it off and was able to convince myself to just let it go. However, I knew deep down it bothered me and reading Muriel's post sort of gave me permission to admit to myself that it was something and not just nothing....more
LeonDePiedra Leon, if it has never happened to someone (racism), then I can imagine that it's ...more

The Least of These

I have been seen pictures of “protesters”, many if not all of whom identify as “Christians”, attack buses full of little kids trying to escape violence in their home countries.There are few things I would like to say to the brave and stalwart asshats screaming at children in order to show their “patriotism”....more
Shellireads I am a Christian, too. I tend to call myself Episcopalian, however, so I am not ...more

Just Tryin' To Make Her Purdy

I and the munchkins went to my parent’s house last week. Since my mom takes care of Gozer and Gamer as many as 5 out of 7 days some weeks we got to see both of them. Spock was very happy to see Gozer and there was much playing of games. That first night, they decided to share a bed because sleepover!This was, in hindsight, a mistake on Spock’s part....more
Wow, I just happened across your posts for the first time today. I wll read what you have to say ...more

I Gave My Daughter Her First Joint

I gave my daughter a joint this past weekend.I do not mean that to sound like it was no big deal, because it was not at all a casual decision. My daughter is almost 15 years old and a freshman in high school, and she has always been very open and honest with me.  Image: Rafael Castillo ...more
legal or not enabling is not EVER GOOD and saying your the cool mom when clearly you are ...more

5 Awful Things That Happened to my Daughters in Summer Camp

I did something that totally pissed my kids off. I sent them to summer sports camp so I could work and try to make money to pay for their braces and college. That's right, I'm an asshole. After camp, when I got to the front of the pick-up line in my minivan, a 20-year-old counselor-in-training with crack-dilated eyes and green paint on his face dashed to my car, yanked my sliding door open and yelled, "Happy Leprechaun day! Who's your camper? WHO'S YOUR CAMPER???!" ...more
Claudias122 They only went back for one day and it took a lot of sugar bribery to make that work.more

For Christian Women Who Have Never Been Divorced

Let me start by saying that until 2009, I was one of you....more
I would have thought what you had to say here was not true, until my dear friend went through a ...more

My Son Was Born With a Bull’s-Eye on His Back: One Year After Trayvon Martin

In between Oscar Grant’s killing by a BART police officer in Oakland, California, and Trayvon Martin’s fatal shooting by a neighborhood watch captain in Sandford, Florida, something changed. I became a mother—a mother to a baby boy. Soon—not tomorrow, but soon—I will have to have The Talk about what others assume about him, about his life, about his intentions as he browses through a store or strides down the night’s sidewalk. ...more
My friend's 21 year old son (a budding international Slam poet and student at a great university ...more