silverspiral

Pre K special ed teacher, part time proofreader, fic addict, quilter, wife, and mom to eight year old, gender creative Voldemort. Generally unhinged and sometimes worse.

Love Doesn’t Excuse Abuse

My grandfather died a few weeks ago, and ever since, I’ve been mulling over something the preacher said in the service. He kept saying how much my grandfather loved his family. How he loved his wife, my grandmother ....more

Cheapskate Stocking Stuffers

I have a weakness for reading gift suggestion posts from all kinds of different blogs. I love the ideas, the things I may not have thought of that my kid (or one of my sisters) would love. Or alternately, lists … Continue reading → ...more

Things That Have Annoyed Me Today

– the fact that it persistently refused to be Sunday when it was time to get up – the inability for parents at my school to drop off their children in the right place, where I do not have to … Continue reading → ...more

Pebbles of Hope After Election Day

I went to bed last night scared. I woke up sad and angry and so so confused. I don’t understand how a country like the United States could so willingly put hatred in the highest political office ....more

Feeling Old and Achy

Should I already be starting to fall apart? Physically, I mean. I’m pretty sure I fall apart emotionally on a fairly regular basis ....more

“Please don’t call me him.”

I was joking around. I teasingly said something about Voldemort to the dog, and didn’t even realize until V looked up at me with those big eyes and firmly said, “Please don’t call me ‘him.'” I had slipped up without … Continue reading → ...more

NaBloPoMo: Here We Go Again

It seemed like a good idea when I signed up..last year went pretty well, I think? ...more

(Not Quite) A Feminism Friday

Yesterday, the kid thrust a $2 off coupon for Kids Nite Out at the Rec center at me when we were on the way home. “Can I go?” As in, that night. In an hour ....more

Feminism Friday: A Look at the Trailers Before Ghostbusters

So last week, I looked at the trailers in front of The Secret Life of Pets. And in front of a G rated movie marketed to children, 49 male characters spoke to only 29 female. Let’s see what sort of … Continue reading → ...more

Feminism Friday: Movie Trailers from The Secret Life of Pets Showing

It’s summer, and there have been several kid-friendly movies that Voldemort has wanted to see. Which is cool – i like movies, popcorn is yummy, and of course I’m going to go see Finding Dory. But I noticed something disturbing … Continue reading → ...more
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