The Beautiful Ugly of Motherhood: More Like Teen Mom 2 Than Leave It To Beaver

The phrase “beautiful ugly” is a term used to describe a fashion model whose striking features could be considered either beautiful or ugly, depending upon the eye of the beholder. An apparent contradiction, it prompts one to reconsider their natural inclination to separate two extremes that are inherently related. It is a saying that in many ways describes certain characteristics of another highly esteemed occupation. Motherhood....more
danamatas  I can agree with the idea that the media portrays certain ideals for moms, sometimes ...more

Dear Parents, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to us

Do you hear that? Could it be the overwhelming public adoration for a music artist who used her spotlight at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) this Sunday to highlight a social cause close to her heart? Nope. Never mind. It seems the sympathetic gesture made by Miley Cyrus to bring awareness to teen homelessness has already faded from our collective consciousness, assuming it was ever fully acknowledged at all....more
I'd love to hear what others think about this tendency in our culture and in their life.more

New Year Resolutions: Let's get spiritual, spiritual...

It's the first Monday of the new year. And for many that means the start of a new workout and ...more

Naughty or Nice, Jesus Came for All

Being a Christian, it has always puzzled me as to why so many of us celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the way in which we do. Given what scripture says about shepherds tending to their flocks in the fields during the time of Jesus’ birth, odds are that Jesus was born nowhere near December 25, when the evenings would have been cold and rainy in Judea, requiring the shepherds to take cover (Luke 2:7-8)....more

The Futility In Using Facebook As a Cyber Whipping Post

I couldn’t believe what I was reading. As I scrolled down my Facebook news feed, there it was for all to see—a status update from yet another person, using their Facebook platform as a sort of cyber whipping post for those with whom they disagree. In this case, it was a mother commenting on another mother’s parenting decisions....more
@Wonderful at Home Thank you for saying so. There is so much tit for tat on Facebook by people ...more

Why I'm Removing Facebook from My Mobile Device

I confess: there are times when I seek to disconnect.  When Facebook is the easiest, most convenient escape from the constant can-I’s, she-said’s, will-you’s and to-do’s that flow from my childrens' mouths. But having instant access to Facebook from my mobile device means the ability to escape is readily available at the push of a button. Truth be told, it’s not unlike a self-administering morphine pump, tempting to numb me from the pain of my responsibilities. What began as a quick way to check out Facebook has become a mechanism by which to simply checkout. ...more
@wdolderer I hear you. The trick is not removing one thing simply for something else to become ...more