I'm a Code Switcher and I Want You to Know Me

“You’re really malleable,” a new friend commented during our freshman year in college after seeing me navigate my way through many different social situations and with Type-A premeds and introspective literature majors, with people of various races and ethnicities. ...more
Thanks for this article. I'd like to share that I just came in from hanging a load of laundry on ... more

I Blamed My White Husband For The Charleston Shooting

Like most of us, Wednesday night's tragedy in Charleston, SC has me beyond upset. I'm sure there have been and will be innumerable articles and posts written about how this shooting impacts us as black people and as society, so I won't add to the list. But I can write about how it has impacted me. ...more
I'm so sorry.  That's all I've got.  I wrote this today to try to get it out, but it didn't work ... more

Not Everything is Political, Sometimes Religious Beliefs are Just Personal

I started my blog, The Cute Conservative, in order to create a place where I could talk about politics and not offend the readers of my “normal” blog – but in the years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve seen a strange shift. These days, everything is political, or has a political angle....more
annicia p Your first sentence is where I think so many stop hearing themselves. " I also believe ... more

5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Filing for Divorce

There are so many things that I wish I'd known before filing for divorce.I would have saved time, money and heartache (maybe even some of my sanity) if I'd known these pointers before filing.  If you are filing for divorce, please, oh Lord please, pay attention to these 5 things and be prepared....more
My attorney gave me the smartest piece of advice I received, or have ever heard, about divorce.  ... more

A Letter to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

Jim Bob and Michelle: I am not going to mince words. YOU HAVE FAILED YOUR DAUGHTERS. It is your job to protect them. You did not. Instead, you chose to protect your son....more
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Josh Duggar Shows Why We Should Not Minimize Molestation

Some people are downright gleeful that the Duggars’ aren’t so perfect and are celebrating their "fall from grace." Did I miss something? We are talking about a young man who molested young girls, right? Who cares how it makes his family look? What about his victims? ...more
I so agree with this article!!!!  I also think that Lena Dunham's molestation of her sister was ... more

Feminist Confessions: I Might Be a Little Flattered By Catcalls

I'm stopped in typical L.A. traffic on my way to meet my husband at IHOP (nothing beats breakfast for dinner), when a guy coming toward me in a pickup truck (I kid you not) slows down and yells, "Hey chick!" I whip my head around and look in his direction. ...more
I think like most things that encompass a broad range of truth and a large group of people, ... more

Enough Is Enough: Why I Withdrew My Daughter From Public School

Since moving to the south from the northeast, there have been many aspects of public education that have taken me by surprise over the past few years—both as a parent and as a teacher. The long school day (7 ½ hours), the low teacher pay (47 or 48th in the country), and the limited teacher education programs in my region (2 colleges, one public, one private) have all been disconcerting to me as a new North Carolina resident. But my single biggest issue that seems to keep getting worse is testing. ...more
Common Core was adopted in 2010 and Pearson's involvement in that is one reason testing boomed. ... more

How I Feed My Family of 6 on $300 a Month

It’s can be hard to live on one income for any family size, but it’s especially hard for a family of six like mine. There are a lot of things we have to sacrifice to make it work. Nothing major though, and we’re happy without those things like cable TV and week-long vacations at the beach every year. We make do. ...more
goodinthesimple modernmanicmommy Kristi Walker I have two grocery stores closer than the Aldi's ... more

How I Feed My Family of 6 on $300 a Month

It’s can be hard to live on one income for any family size, but it’s especially hard for a family of six like mine. There are a lot of things we have to sacrifice to make it work. Nothing major though, and we’re happy without those things like cable TV and week-long vacations at the beach every year. We make do. ...more
We have an Aldi's in our area and it has cut the food bill for our family of 6 in half.  They ... more