The Makeup Bag, or I'm the Worst Gender-Neutral Parent Ever, Part II

You might remember my writing a little piece called The Purse almost a year ago, discussing my feelings around my son wandering the living room with a purple beflowered handbag, filled to the brim with Matchbox cars.Well, today, I'm here with the sequel....more
I don't wear make-up so my daughter never started to wear make-up. She is 17 and she doesn't ... more

10 Questions for Canadian Woman With Surprise Birth of a Full-Term Baby

There are many complicated things about baby-making and baby-having. It's a pretty consuming ride, from the point that you decide you want to have a baby allllllll the way through to the day that you finally have said baby, sometimes with months and years and tears and worries and adoption and other things all leading up to that one great day, when, AT LAST: BABY....more
I do know a woman who did not know she was pregnant. She was very heavy and did not have her ... more

Unacceptable! Kids Should Never Play in the Street!

I can't believe I even have to talk about this! Growing up, I lived on a dirt road just at the dead end. The road itself had very little traffic and given our location on the road, so it was nothing for us to play in the dirt at the end. Sure, we rode our bikes over to the few neighbors' houses down the street and kind of ran amok, but I think it was general knowledge not to play in the streets in town. ...more
I think it depends on the situation. All roads are not the same. All neighborhoods are not the ... more

Listening to the Women of Monsanto

Monsanto recently made the headlines when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the company's patent on its genetically modified seed. ...more
@mvl1014   My husband makes GMOs for a living. We eat organic! I doubt that the GMOs I eat will ... more

Could Your Family Live Without Cable? Mine Is About To Find Out.

"Have you lost your mind? Get rid of cable? Did you fall and hit your head? But how could we watch Big Time Rush?? What's going to happen to Good Luck Charlie? Oh dear God no! We're begging you, mom, PLEASE don't get rid of cable!"Image courtesy of Shutterstock...more
We gave it up several years ago because it was just too much money to waste our time! We use ... more

No, Noah, There's Not a Santa Claus

In the 1890s, a little girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, saying that her friends told her Santa Claus didn’t exist, seeking reassurance from the newspaper because her daddy told her that if it was in the Sun, then it was true. The editorial board famously responded with a letter titled, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” The response goes on to say that the world would be a dreary place and the light of childhood would be extinguished if Santa didn’t exist. But I don’t think this is true. I sure hope not since we plan on telling Noah from the beginning that Santa is not real....more
We didn't have Santa or tooth fairy or anything like that with my oldest child and we are not ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Happy Thanksgiving! Are you ready to spend money on gifts this weekend? Thrifty ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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The Elf is not on the shelf! Happy Wacky ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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What I am learning about homeschooling ... more