Point-Counterpoint: The War on Men

By now you’ve probably heard about the tizzy over Suzanne Venker’s article “The War on Men." In it, the anti-feminist speaker and author of a new book called “How to Find A Husband”! (exclamation point mine) argues that the reason men don’t want to get married and are generally miserable is because of feminists. ...more
@Aimee Whetstine  You ladies do as well. You wrote a fantastic article, brought both points of ... more

Point-Counterpoint: The War on Men

By now you’ve probably heard about the tizzy over Suzanne Venker’s article “The War on Men." In it, the anti-feminist speaker and author of a new book called “How to Find A Husband”! (exclamation point mine) argues that the reason men don’t want to get married and are generally miserable is because of feminists. ...more
I have very strong opinions on this subject. I was raised by a father who expected me to follow ... more

Point-Counterpoint: The War on Men

By now you’ve probably heard about the tizzy over Suzanne Venker’s article “The War on Men." In it, the anti-feminist speaker and author of a new book called “How to Find A Husband”! (exclamation point mine) argues that the reason men don’t want to get married and are generally miserable is because of feminists. ...more
@bellejarblog  @natosctl  This is an article about men. If a man wants to come on and voice his ... more

I Don't Like My Son Very Much Right Now

I’m going to be honest with you guys. I’m really tired of my son. The level of disrespect and general level of unhappiness is becoming so distressing that I’m barely functioning as his mother. I don’t want to be around him. I don’t want to do anything for him....more
My daughter is only 4, so I don't know what you're going through. But I do know that my heart ... more

I'm Jealous of My Husband

This morning my daughter exploded. Okay, so maybe she didn't explode, but her intestines obviously did. There was poop everywhere -- mashed into her blankets, smeared all over her crib bars, caked onto her hands, feet, and face. The weird thing is, she hadn't even been crying or fussing. I heard her wake up, and I allowed her to babble contentedly to herself for a few minutes while I brushed my teeth and threw some clothes together, then I walked to her room, opened her door, and immediately I knew something had gone terribly wrong....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com  Robin, you're fabulous. more

UPDATED: Elmo's Puppeteer Resigns in Aftermath of Allegations

UPDATE, 11/20/12 at 2:42pm EST: The New York Times reports that Kevin Clash has resigned as Elmo's puppeteer as a result of the "aftermath" of the allegations. Another accuser, Cecil Singleton, has come forward with another alleged underage sex story. UPDATE: The New York Times reports that the accuser has recanted his claim that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash began a relationship with him when he was underage. The Times cites a statement issued by the accuser's lawyer that read, “he wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.” I don't like Elmo. That's mainly because my sons had an Elmo talking toy that drove me batty, and if I never hear that puppet speak again -- well, it will still be too soon. But as much as I hate his voice, I hope what we're hearing about his puppeteer, Kevin Clash, isn't true. Clash just took a leave of absence after being accused of having a relationship with a boy -- who was 16 at its alleged onset. Oh, no. ...more
I really hope this isn't true. Not because of the impact in our family, but because there is a ... more

I'm Jealous of My Husband

This morning my daughter exploded. Okay, so maybe she didn't explode, but her intestines obviously did. There was poop everywhere -- mashed into her blankets, smeared all over her crib bars, caked onto her hands, feet, and face. The weird thing is, she hadn't even been crying or fussing. I heard her wake up, and I allowed her to babble contentedly to herself for a few minutes while I brushed my teeth and threw some clothes together, then I walked to her room, opened her door, and immediately I knew something had gone terribly wrong....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com  Good morning, Robin!!   I don't know why some older women insist on ... more

I'm Jealous of My Husband

This morning my daughter exploded. Okay, so maybe she didn't explode, but her intestines obviously did. There was poop everywhere -- mashed into her blankets, smeared all over her crib bars, caked onto her hands, feet, and face. The weird thing is, she hadn't even been crying or fussing. I heard her wake up, and I allowed her to babble contentedly to herself for a few minutes while I brushed my teeth and threw some clothes together, then I walked to her room, opened her door, and immediately I knew something had gone terribly wrong....more
Oh girl. Yes. A million times yes. I feel less of this now, but there are still moments. Mr. ... more

On Secondary Infertility and Finding Enough

And then when I was 20, my OBGYN informed me I had a tilted cervix. I sat buck naked from the waist down trying to figure out if I was supposed to be excited or scared. I asked him what that meant and he simply replied, "Oh, it's not bad. You may face a few difficulties getting pregnant down the road, seeing as you also have irregular periods, but it's nothing to worry about now."...more
@Ashley Austrew  Dangit, Ashley. You got me over here being a big ol' weepy mess. I love you, ... more

No Doubt Accused of Racism, Pulls "Looking Hot" Video: What Do You Think?

[Editor's Note: From Paul Frank to Victoria's Secret, megabrands have been stepping in a rising number of racially charged messes this fall, and now No Doubt has released a "Cowboys and Indians" themed video that's got the Native American community raising their eyebrows once again....more
You know, the thing is this: I'm not Native American, so it doesn't directly cause an emotional ... more