Please just pass the tax cut extension already!

How does one be political without getting into personal politics? Easy, let's talk something simple - that everyone should agree on. Tax cuts. Sure, not everyone "needs" them to survive but most economists think that while the tax cuts won't necessarily be an "efffective stimulus", passing them will prevent a worsening of the economy. Possibly, according to Moody's, the economy could see modest gains from the cuts being extended. One of the biggest arguments on extending some of the cuts is "deficit"....more

Gay Parenting and the Conservative Christian Mom

As a conservative Christian mom, I get looks whenever presumed "offensive" topics come into play. For instance, the "2 Gay Dad" issue. I like two shows with two gay dads and I also have a few gay friends who eventually will want to adopt. There's this assumption I will be outraged and come flying out with my Bible to protest. I assure you, I am not waiting in the shadows ready to pop out with my judgments. Quite the contrary. I'm never going to believe that homosexuality is not a sin, that's my religious belief based on the Bible....more

Sowing Good Seeds this Christmas - Real Values for the Holidays

We all tell our children to be kind to others. To treat others as we want to be treated. To be considerate and compassionate of others. And yet, we still fight the "me" mentality and struggle to convey what giving gifts symbolizes. Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, or just the season has simply become a way for kids to get goodies and adults stretched so thin between engagements, they can't wait for the season to slow down. I got to thinking that this season isn't about what I am going to buy, wrap, or get; it needs to be about what I am going to do....more

I think the kindness list might be the best gift I can give my son this year. I have to admit, ...more

New TSA Screening Nude-O-Scope and Pat Downs- Who really hates it?

Other than myself hating the new TSA scanning and pat downs, I didn't know who really hated the new screening process. The last two days, I set out to find out....more

Also, I learned that the screening procedures mean absolutely nothing for inbound flights from ...more

How seriously do you take planning your Thanksgiving meal?

I've been told I take Thanksgiving meal planning too seriously. So I may have sent out an email requesting all food allergies, preferences, and suggestions. And I might have taken the font on the menu a little too seriously. And I probably didn't need to provide a spice and seasoning pairing guide for those bringing dishes of their own. But is it really too much?...more

Adrian Fenty: How Washington DC residents voted for change then rejected it.

Disclaimer: I value all sides of the issue and this is just one of many point of views. Thank you for reading mine. When Adrian Fenty was elected for mayor of Washington DC, I wasn't his biggest fan. However, that mostly had to do with my political party affiliation and disdain for every DC election swinging hard left. I thought that Adrian Fenty would parrot the prior mayors of DC and pretty much be in lock-step with the status quo around the district....more

Author Holly Hill bad for feminist image, 'Sugarbabe' declares prostitution empowering.

Holly Hill is an Australian author who's book "Sugarbabe" has been selling like hotcakes. More than her book, people are interested in her life. Holly Hill is essentially a prostitute who "quit" (I have my doubts) her job as a psychologist to become a married man's full time mistress. When that went south, Holly decided it was still a great way to make money. Selling herself to married men for money, rent, shopping sprees, etc. Because she "loves sex", it's all good....more

Is Adopting A Dog From A Shelter Risky? What you need to know.

I poke fun at my mother in my blog post from yesterday. If you haven't read it, you should check it out. My mother's adopted dog Buddy, has some really crazy antics (we love him but he’s CRAZY)....more

My Greedy Family: Why I Tolerate but Don't Respect My In-Laws.

After my mother in law, who I simply adored, lost her battle with longtime illness, I learned the true nature of in-law conflict. That September, I had already overspent my money into traveling "back home" for my grandmother's funeral. Not a week after I return, my husband's mother dies suddenly from complications of her long time illness. She was just over 50. We sunk another $1,000 of money allocated for expenses to travel back home again for the funeral and arrangements. Arriving in town to plan yet another funeral, I am confronted with a new beast....more

The Economy Has Dealt My Husband a Tough Blow. How do we Cope?

After one year of being overworked and under-employed, my husband is feeling the strain of his high demand, low paying job. It likely pays what unemployment does, but he has his pride. And the hope he'll meet someone who will recruit him. While it may be the worst possible industry for a family man, retail was the only place to go in this economy. And apparently, the scarlet letter for his job search. I wish my husband could post a personal ad for a job....more