Why I'm Not Sad My Daughter Punched a Little Boy in the Privates

I looked at the now-pale face of the young lady in charge as I ripped up the report. "I'm not signing this, and unless you want me to start a stink about why you let my daughter be the recipient of sexual harassment on your premises, you will not only write up that boy but you will make sure that his family understands that if it ever happens again and he is allowed back here, I will report you." ...more

I am truly horrified the teacher didn't ask your daughter WHY? Thank God you did. My head is ... more

What are you reading right now?

It's been awhile since we did a flat out "what are you reading" post. It's good to do them every now and then. And really, I swear that this has nothing to do with the fact that I currently have only cookbooks checked out of the library. 

Dolphins: The Truth About Our Friends From the Sea

Growing up, in film, TV, and books, I learned that dolphins often help out humans in scary situations such as shark attacks. They will bump the shark away from the human. Other times, humans have been towed nearer to shore by a dolphin or two. Flipper. He was fantastic. Right? ...more

Dolphins are also one of the only other mammals to have sex for pleasure and not soully for ... more

Elizabeth Edwards, A Woman On The Fence

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I have to say honestly that I have no idea what I would do.  It would depend so much on ... more

Who is your female hero?

I posted this in other forums as well, and perhaps the question has been asked before but I think it is so important and I would really like to know everyone's answers. I pose my question because the fact of the matter is in today's society it seems like there are not that many truly great female role models. Or at least you certainly have to search hard. Media bombards us with female icons like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears and I question whether these are the women that inspire us or our daughters/neices/grandchildren to become something great.

Who is your female hero?

I posted this in other forums as well, and perhaps the question has been asked before but I think it is so important and I would really like to know everyone's answers. I pose my question because the fact of the matter is in today's society it seems like there are not that many truly great female role models. Or at least you certainly have to search hard. Media bombards us with female icons like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears and I question whether these are the women that inspire us or our daughters/neices/grandchildren to become something great.

Portrait of A Feminist

This weekend, I went to a reunion. It was fun sharing memories of sleepovers, sports, and old times. I got a chance to catch up with some of my High School pals. People who knew the old Susan. -The 16 year old fearless Susan. I was such a feminist back then; so strong. I had plans to take on the world! ...more

I was once an outspoken "feminist".  I was likely much like your former self as ... more

Somebody has a bad attitude!

Just when I think that people can’t get crazier, someone always comes along to throw his hand up in the air and yell, “Oh! Oh! I’m crazy! Pick me!”…I’m starting to think that facebook is a tiny bit dangerous sometimes. I know…keep your site private and don’t talk to strangers!…Okay Mom! But I hate to be rude. Well...As it turns out, rude apparently is better. ...more

I don't know whether to feel sorry for this guy and his fragile ego or to laugh at his ... more

Are you Misunderstood?

How do I see myself?  I'm awesome... well, except for the fact that I can be a total idiot at times (like when I poured orange juice in my plants because I forgot I'd made the juice in the watering cannister last week).  And yes I am obnoxious, often when I am in a good mood (ironic).  And I guess I am moody when I don't get enough sleep or occasionally during certain times of the month... and when I don't eat... ...more

So true, so true.  I think a lot of us feel that way at times.  I prefer to think ... more

There’s always nice weather somewhere…

I drove to the top of a hill near my house today. There was something very strange in the air. From the highest point, overlooking the valley in front of me, there were thick black clouds with intermittent bolts of lightning. I looked out my window to the left and there was a field lit completely by a bright sun. I pulled over because I felt as though there was something I was supposed to recognize in this moment. ...more

I love your analogy.  I personally have a large fascination with storms (both literal and ... more