Some People Aren’t Worth Mourning: What We Can Learn from the Life and Death of Joan Rivers

The outpouring of love for the late Joan Rivers comes as no surprise. She connected with every generation. What she didn’t do, however, is transcended generations. In fact, her road to success divided us—even after her passing. In my humble opinion this is a sickening testament to how antiquated our beliefs still are about a woman’s duty to be forever subordinate. ...more
@SherryIrishGold rootandharvest Thanks, Sherry. That one's been eating at me for too long.more

Are You Casting Your Vote for Crap Food?

I recently watched Food Inc and I think it was a great film, despite the fact that I didn’t learn much from it. If you’re reading this post, you’re likely the kind of person who may not learn much from Food Inc either. That’s because we already know how bad processed foods are. We just choose not to think about it. Because we don’t have time. Yet here you are reading this. Go figure....more
@Julie Heinrich Thanks Julie. It's amazing how much my kids' palates have changed too since I've ...more

She Said to Me, "Be a Better Mommy Tomorrow"

I kiss each girl’s head and make the same vow each night. “I promise to be a better mommy tomorrow than I was today.” I’ve been saying this for so long now that I almost forgot to keep true to my word -- that is, until my 2-year old reminded me....more
aww how precious :)more

Operation “Be a Better Mommy”

When I used to work full time, I had less than 2 hours each day to spend with my kids before bed. Between cooking dinner, clearing up the day’s wreckage, and prepping for tomorrow, there wasn’t much opportunity for finding out how everyone’s day went. So, as I tucked each girl in at night, I’d ask “What was your favorite part of the day today?” More often than not, the response I got back was “Having fun with Vicki.” Vicki was our babysitter, so the answer was bittersweet. ...more