Kittens Are Assholes

I have three cats. I love them dearly. I’ve had two of them since they were kittens ....more

Why I Suck At Confrontation

I suck at confrontation. When someone hurts my feelings or makes me angry, I want to tell them, I truly do. But most of the time, I internalize the pain and hide under my proverbial bed....more

Dear @Victoria’sSecret: Stop Discriminating Against Big Boobs

I have big boobs. I wear a 34DD. It is extremely challenging to find a bra that fits me, so when I walked into Victoria’s Secret and found this bra, I was psyched ....more

Not Everybody Likes Coffee Ice Cream and Writers

I recently applied for a writing job, and I didn’t get it. I got a lovely email explaining that I wasn’t the right fit for the company. Naturally, I spent the next hour of my life having...more

Papa Smurf is NOT Confucius

I’ve been listening to Papa Smurf in the Smurf Village, but I am getting tired of him ordering me around. Here’s more: The post Papa Smurf is NOT Confucius appeared first on Old School/New School Mom ....more

I Don’t Know How to Keep My Mouth Shut – Three-Year-Olds Are Assholes #3yearoldsareassholes

In February 2014, my three-year-old daughter pushed me to the brink of parenting insanity. After she had spilled the 20th cup of orange juice on the floor, and ripped up my student loan bill I was ready to rip my own face off. Thankfully, I still have a face ....more

#AskELJames – Everyone Forgot Their Manners

When I was growing up, I was raised to say please and thank you. I was told to listen to people when they were talking and to be respectful of other human beings. This is called “having manners.” It seems that this concept becomes lost on people when they step behind a keyboard of a computer ....more

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew

I want to do everything all the time every day. That’s not an exaggeration. I want to be all things to all people ....more

An Unlocked Memory

I sat in the empty hotel room. It was unpleasantly cold. I shifted my body trying to get comfortable ....more

Guest Post: Depression Expressed as Aggression and Destruction By K. Williams

A friend of mine recently told me about a dream he had, in which I we stood at the top of a tall building in New York City. He said that I told him I no longer wanted to live. He took my hand and said, “Let’s do this.” So we jumped ....more