Being a SAHM Is My Financial Contribution to Our Family

I'm certain I'm one of those stay at home moms you would hate. I complain about my kid regularly, about how I don't have much time for myself, and how I shouldn't be spending money on this or that. Hate me if you like, but while I confess to my husband how demanding being a stay-at-home mom is, I'm also reminded of how blessed I feel that we're able to pull it off. Our decision to have me stay home with my child (soon to be children) hasn't come without some raised eyebrows and judgement from some working parents. ...more
I'm a SAHM who also works from home.  I think being a SAHM is like any other job: Some days it's ... more

I'm Sad for the Roanoke Victims, But I'm Also Sad for Bryce Williams

It has been a long, exhausting and sad week for Roanoke, VA, to say the very least. I met my spouse in Roanoke. Our daughter was born in Roanoke. Most of my friends and news/advertising/marketing colleagues still live and work in the Roanoke Region. I lived there for eight years and when I think about my time in Roanoke, it holds so many beautiful and fun memories and despite the horror that has occurred there this week, which is the way I will choose to remember it....more
I'm actually floored that no one has the audacity and nerve to call this what it was: A hate ... more

Is Donald Trump Conspiring to Elect Hillary?

Donald Trump. He gives no fucks. He apologizes for nothing and backs down for no one. America loves to hate him, and stupider, crazier shit flies out of his mouth daily. He's now insulted Mexicans, war heroes, veterans, and most Republicans. The Des Moines register has called for him to "pull the plug on his side show", and many think he is making a mockery of the presidential election. ...more
It's funny because people said much the same about Reagan when he was running.  They called him ... more

Modern Day McCarthyism: Thoughts on Cecil the Lion and Dr. Walter Palmer

This week, the Internet blew up in justifiable outrage over Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer's killing of a beautiful and beloved lion in Zimbabwe named, Cecil, in what is called a "canned hunt". Dr....more
I completely agree.  I've been appalled at statements by organizations like PETA calling for him ... more

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