The Onion’s Racist Treatment of Quvenzhané Wallis at the 2013 Oscars

I love the Oscars. Every year, I sit down happily with wine and treats to watch the movies that I’ve been checking out and loving get nominated and honoured. This year, Les Miserables was my favourite, and I really highly enjoyed the performances by the cast and the speeches being made by everyone involved. Oscar Night didn’t disappoint in its general award-ceremony-ness -- but then it did....more
The Onion made its mark from experimenting with distasteful material.  Nothing is sacred for ... more

Why I Won't Throw My Kid a Pinterest Birthday Party

I have a confession to make. My son just turned 6 this week. And... I dropped the ball, so to speak, on planning a big basketball birthday party like he had originally asked for. There are so many moms out there who are far more creative than me. It's easy to look at Pinterest (like this boy's basketball party, which is awesome) and think that I'm failing when it comes to throwing my children cool birthday parties. ...more
I am SO with you about the relationship theme.  Last year, I made a pirate treasure-chest cake ... more

Why Yahoo Just Became Obsolete: CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home

Unless you've been living under a rock, if you're a parent you've probably heard the newest decree from Marissa Mayer -- the young CEO of Yahoo, who was hired when she was five months pregnant and notably took only a two-week maternity leave after popping out her baby, undoubtedly while being fanned by a her doula, a waiting nanny in tow. Her decree, uttered with all the certainty that an empress can have from her ivory citadel, was that no longer could Yahoo employees work remotely (aka from home, or anywhere else that's not the office) anymore....more
1)  I love that you used "NOT" as a complete sentence.  Totally.  Awesome. 2)  I am tempted to ... more

Man, I have SO MUCH advice for the web designers of this site. The should TOTALLY hire me to give them the what'fer.

Man, I have SO MUCH advice for the web designers of this site. The should TOTALLY hire me to give them the what'fer. ...more
Okay, so from a new user's standpoint, here are two ideas that (in my opinion) would VASTLY ... more

Why "Required Reading" Needs to be Removed From Our Vocabulary

Forcing children to read before they are ready is guaranteed to remove any joy they might have found had they been allowed to read on their own schedule. 42% of high school and college grads never read another book again once they graduate. That is a tragically high number, and we only have ourselves and our insistence on reading young to blame. ...more
Wow!  Great post!  It caught my attention for two reasons, and I hope these don't sound selfish. ... more

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost ...more
@Darcie GREAT!  That's perfect.  Now I'm just wondering how I would have found that link if I ... more

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost ...more
@Darcie rad!  thanks so much!  I guess if I weren't so fuzzy brained I could have just cut and ... more

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost ...more
Well now it's the one that says "this should be deleted" or something like that.  I only want to ... more

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost ...more
Question number two: the "group discussions" link in my profile says I haven't participated in ... more

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost

Okay so here I am, chattering... But where does it GO? How do I TALK to people? Where are the friggin FORUMS? Signed, Feeling Lost ...more
Okay, great!  I actually have LOTS of questions but this is the first time I've figured out how ... more