Note To Self: My Husband Is Not The Patriarchy

I'm angry. Right now.This isn't just any run-of-the-mill anger. It's the kind of seething anger that pops up every now and then without notice.It's anger without a reason.This might sound crazy, but I'll be perfectly happy one minute -- and then ten minutes later I'm fuming. It literally comes from no where. There's typically nothing that predicates it. It just happens.I try to get rid of it -- try to step away for a moment and breathe. The anger doesn't happen all the time. But it happens enough. And I become bitter and resentful for an entire evening....more
Tamarah  Yeah. I think this whole rage thing is a result of being TOLD that we have more freedom ... more

"Excuse Me, Are You Ethiopian?" and Other Backhanded Compliments

"Are you Ethiopian?"The cashier at Trader Joe's asked me this at check out after inquiring if I had a name for my frohawk. I responded,"No, why?"He replied,"Your look and your hair."...more
As a white woman my experience is different -- obviously. I've been asked if I'm Finnish because ... more

Make-Ahead Recipes for Christmas Morning

From hectic to relaxed, this year, of all years, let's make it a make-ahead Christmas morning. ...more
Overnight french toast? Yes please! Thanks for the awesome recommendations! more

I Let a Third Grade Snob Get to Me

My nine year old daughter, Kiera, frequently comes home with a host of tales about a particular girl in her class. I’ll call her Claire. Claire is, like, uber fashionable. “So in style,” gushes Kiera. Kiera was enamored with her at first. Claire is new to the school and just exudes coolness. Apparently. "She’s already soooo popular, mom,” says Kiera. To make things even more interesting, Claire gives Kiera all kinds of fashion and style tips. ...more
throughthedutchdoor Thank you! more

I Let a Third Grade Snob Get to Me

My nine year old daughter, Kiera, frequently comes home with a host of tales about a particular girl in her class. I’ll call her Claire. Claire is, like, uber fashionable. “So in style,” gushes Kiera. Kiera was enamored with her at first. Claire is new to the school and just exudes coolness. Apparently. "She’s already soooo popular, mom,” says Kiera. To make things even more interesting, Claire gives Kiera all kinds of fashion and style tips. ...more
AChantal So true. Those friendships tend to fizzle over time. Not only was my daughter acting ... more

I Let a Third Grade Snob Get to Me

My nine year old daughter, Kiera, frequently comes home with a host of tales about a particular girl in her class. I’ll call her Claire. Claire is, like, uber fashionable. “So in style,” gushes Kiera. Kiera was enamored with her at first. Claire is new to the school and just exudes coolness. Apparently. "She’s already soooo popular, mom,” says Kiera. To make things even more interesting, Claire gives Kiera all kinds of fashion and style tips. ...more
Claires are unavoidable. Unfortunately I think I acted more immature than my daughter in this ... more

I Let a Third Grade Snob Get to Me

My nine year old daughter, Kiera, frequently comes home with a host of tales about a particular girl in her class. I’ll call her Claire. Claire is, like, uber fashionable. “So in style,” gushes Kiera. Kiera was enamored with her at first. Claire is new to the school and just exudes coolness. Apparently. "She’s already soooo popular, mom,” says Kiera. To make things even more interesting, Claire gives Kiera all kinds of fashion and style tips. ...more
You and me should be friends! more

I Let a Third Grade Snob Get to Me

My nine year old daughter, Kiera, frequently comes home with a host of tales about a particular girl in her class. I’ll call her Claire. Claire is, like, uber fashionable. “So in style,” gushes Kiera. Kiera was enamored with her at first. Claire is new to the school and just exudes coolness. Apparently. "She’s already soooo popular, mom,” says Kiera. To make things even more interesting, Claire gives Kiera all kinds of fashion and style tips. ...more
Lara-Mom It's amazing how young it starts! Thanks for the book recommendation! more

I Let a Third Grade Snob Get to Me

My nine year old daughter, Kiera, frequently comes home with a host of tales about a particular girl in her class. I’ll call her Claire. Claire is, like, uber fashionable. “So in style,” gushes Kiera. Kiera was enamored with her at first. Claire is new to the school and just exudes coolness. Apparently. "She’s already soooo popular, mom,” says Kiera. To make things even more interesting, Claire gives Kiera all kinds of fashion and style tips. ...more
AcesMom Bourbon Girl erdoo And that's something I tried to keep in mind for the Claire in my ... more

I Let a Third Grade Snob Get to Me

My nine year old daughter, Kiera, frequently comes home with a host of tales about a particular girl in her class. I’ll call her Claire. Claire is, like, uber fashionable. “So in style,” gushes Kiera. Kiera was enamored with her at first. Claire is new to the school and just exudes coolness. Apparently. "She’s already soooo popular, mom,” says Kiera. To make things even more interesting, Claire gives Kiera all kinds of fashion and style tips. ...more
erdoo Awww... yeah, I can see how that would be hard on your daughter. Sounds like "Claire" ... more