The Exercise That Opened My Eyes to White Privilege

I used to be what I would consider "white privilege neutral." I believed it existed, but I unknowingly had the wrong definition in my head. I thought that white privilege was class exclusive, and that it was really only financially pertinent. ...more
Without getting too deep in race issues here, I have to say, I enjoyed reading this. I have to ... more

Why Having Bad Credit Probably Saved My Financial Life

Look. I will be the first one to tell you -- as someone who is attempting to repair her very damaged credit -- that trying to fix credit is much harder than I ever thought possible. I had collections on my credit, for very small amounts, mind you, that I have been trying to remove for literally years. I am talking $100 for a library book, people. But my bad credit goes back all the way to the ripe old age of 19. ...more
@tattoomommie I am so glad to hear that!!! more

Why Having Bad Credit Probably Saved My Financial Life

Look. I will be the first one to tell you -- as someone who is attempting to repair her very damaged credit -- that trying to fix credit is much harder than I ever thought possible. I had collections on my credit, for very small amounts, mind you, that I have been trying to remove for literally years. I am talking $100 for a library book, people. But my bad credit goes back all the way to the ripe old age of 19. ...more
@Shiny Butter Blog  Hi there! Thank you for your kind words. I fixed all of the links, so they ... more

Why Having Bad Credit Probably Saved My Financial Life

Look. I will be the first one to tell you -- as someone who is attempting to repair her very damaged credit -- that trying to fix credit is much harder than I ever thought possible. I had collections on my credit, for very small amounts, mind you, that I have been trying to remove for literally years. I am talking $100 for a library book, people. But my bad credit goes back all the way to the ripe old age of 19. ...more
@henmom  Thank you! I think us going through this together has actually made our marriage stronger! more

Why Having Bad Credit Probably Saved My Financial Life

Look. I will be the first one to tell you -- as someone who is attempting to repair her very damaged credit -- that trying to fix credit is much harder than I ever thought possible. I had collections on my credit, for very small amounts, mind you, that I have been trying to remove for literally years. I am talking $100 for a library book, people. But my bad credit goes back all the way to the ripe old age of 19. ...more
@Julie101  Thank you so much for your comment! Keep on going, you will get there. I changed my ... more

PyCon and Adria Richards: When a Woman Speaks Up

"One thing is more frightening than speaking your truth and that is not speaking" -Audre Lourde ...more
I believe what you have here are two seperate issues. The first being Adria Richards and the ... more

The Sacrifices Moms Make: Someday We'll Have Nice Things Again

We all started from the same place. We needed that little bundle of joy to make our family feel whole. All we could think about was stylish nursery decor, adorable baby clothes, tiny newborn diapers and that pink lotions that is, in fact, the epitome of baby smell. This baby will teach us what unconditional love is all about. She will make us better people. All we need is this precious child and our life will be perfect. Perfect indeed, until she ruins everything that you own....more
Oh, so true! I also think that when I look around my house then look around my parents house and ... more

Why I Am Considering The Never-Before-Would-I-Ever-Consider Plastic Surgery

Early in my adult life, I would see people have cosmetic surgery and think, "I am never doing that, ever!" There are parts of my face that I think could use a "redo," but when it comes down to it, these features are what God gave me, and unless they are doing me harm or causing me pain, they are what makes me look like me, so I've never had the desire to go "under the knife" to improve my looks. The one part of my body that I figured was going to challenge that thought process was my breasts. It has always been the topic of conversation among my friends - my large boobs....more
@FatCat  Thank you! I was actually watching Oprah last night and thought, this woman has all the ... more

Study Finding We Are Done with Gender Bias Omits Important Data

“Good News for Hillary 2016: New Study Says Media Gender Bias Has Almost Disappeared” ...more
I don't agree with alot of this. First of all, polls about how much women and men make a year ... more