An Open Letter to the Woman Who Laughed at My Son's Buns

You were waiting just like me, perched on the edge of a wall that wasn't really a bench. It was early in the day still, but you looked like you knew what kind of special hot hell the day had the potential of delivering, and you, like me, were getting the most of the shade before the noon hour stole it away....more

Book Review: Warren the 13th

Come to the Warren for the illustrations, but stay for the story. Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye hits bookshelves today, and it's a must-give-gift for your book lovers this holiday season....more

Pumpkin Pie for Mediocre Mothers

Here at the DayLee Fix I pride myself on setting the bar low. My shorties' expectations correlate with my efforts. Usually. They know better than to ask for too much. Usually.On occasion, however, they throw out a request that leaves me questioning once again:"Should I shoot up my face with Botox to control my maniacal expressions?" ...more

Are Kids Ever Too Old to Trick-or-Treat?

I see you: finger hesitant on my doorbell and costume half-hearted. I see you: never alone, the safety in numbers, fearing a monster much different than that which scares ghouls a full head or more smaller than you. ...more
I say if a sixteen year old wants to trick or treat let them... But they better be in a costume! ...more

We Are the Other People

It only happens to other people. Other women. Mostly trashy ones. Mostly trashy ones that live in trailer parks. Mostly ones that have a bunch of baby-daddies. Mostly ones that have shitty teeth and shitty hair. Mostly ones that aren't smart. Mostly just the ones who have no self esteem and no future and think he's right when he says nobody's ever gonna love her but him. For sure they're not smart enough to leave that sonofabitch for what he does to her. She needs his money anyway. She's probably pregnant AGAIN.Maybe.Or not....more

We Are the Other People

It only happens to other people. Other women. Mostly trashy ones. Mostly trashy ones that live in trailer parks. Mostly ones that have a bunch of baby-daddies. Mostly ones that have shitty teeth and shitty hair. Mostly ones that aren't smart. Mostly just the ones who have no self esteem and no future and think he's right when he says nobody's ever gonna love her but him. For sure they're not smart enough to leave that sonofabitch for what he does to her. She needs his money anyway. She's probably pregnant AGAIN.Maybe.Or not....more

Not Your Average PowderPuffs

There's a longstanding joke amongst my friends that I'm the President of The Mob Society - Mothers Of Boys.I have three. Ten, eight, and not-quite-two, they all have two speeds, a hundred miles an hour and full stop when they crash....more

Part Two of: My Crappy Parenting < Your Crappy Parenting

I'm standing by for the inevitable shitstorm this will create, but regardless:Part II of: My Crappy Parenting < Your Crappy Parenting...more

Fat Girls Wear Sweatpants Too

I don't know if anyone else has paid much attention to this, but seems like lately some media chatter has surfaced about clothiers getting picky about who wears their clothes....more

Why the "Legitimate Rape" Comment Didn't Offend Me

I make a very concerted effort to not get too twisted around the axle about political issues.  It's not my main discussion point generally because I have (and want to keep) so many of my friends who sit firmly on both sides of whatever fence is built for the week. This is not to say I don't have my opinions about a lot of issues, and I do point out and support and vocalize about some of them in a more personal way.  I'm just not at a point in my life where I can expend a big effort protesting and lobbying and launching letter-writing campaigns.  I have friends who are...more
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