The Problem With Delegating Parenthood

As a childcare provider I get a lot of requests from parents. Some of them are completely reasonable and understandable, like a request to use bug spray on a child who is allergic to mosquito bites. Some are on the verge of inconvenient, like a parent who wants me to change their child into a fresh outfit right before pick-up three to four times a month because she is going out with friends. Then there are the ones that are completely over-the-top inappropriate and come under the heading of: "The delegation of all parental duties." ...more
As a fellow provider, I loved this! Thank you! These are some of my biggest pet peeves! more

An Open Letter to Ted Cruz

 Dear Ted Cruz,...more
northernsentinel1 Better look up the definition of marriage in history, because it's not what ... more

The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
Life Breath Present Thank you <3 more

The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
larkindesign In seminary - wow. I'm so sorry to hear that. You would think things would be ... more

The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
melaniehoglind I feel the very same! more

The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
RichardStockton I highly doubt that men who "put a foolish opinion on the Internet" are ... more

The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
Grace Hwang Lynch Thanks, Grace! I know you have experienced your share of online harassment. ... more

Nobody Likes to Throw Up But I'm REALLY Afraid to Vomit

Look, everyone hates being sick, except for maybe that woman in “The Devil Wears Prada,” who said she was "one stomach flu away" from her goal weight. Oh, I wish I had her attitude. ...more
I've got emetophobia, too, and a ton of this resonates with me. I went through CBT once for it, ... more

When We Talk About Rape Culture

When we talk about rape culture, we are talking about the pervasive belief that women deserve to be raped by simply existing in the world. Find that too strong of a definition?...more
ReneeQuick-Chapman Thank you so much for this. more

My Kids Will Have a Magical Childhood (One That I Will Help Make Happen)

In Ms. ...more
leah.faith I SO agree. This is so sour grapes from the author. So she does it differently. ... more
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