The Stupid Shit Childless People Say

 Before I get too much into this post, let me start with a confession: I was one of those annoying, know-it-all, gonna-tell-you-how-to-raise-kids-when-I’ve-never-had-any-kids asshole kind of childless person. I was known for such great hits as:...more

Oh, Betty! I So Get You

“I don’t want you to think I’m a quitter. I’ve fought for plenty in my life. That’s how I know when it’s over. To know when to move on…” That dialogue from the final season of Mad Men struck like a thunder clap. I nodded instinctively. ...more

You Don't Have Kids??!!?!

I had never planned to make this particular rant but someone at work set me off this morning. Since I couldn’t spew all this venom at them you all get to enjoy my tantrum **Insert sinister laugh here** ...more
BNadyn Thank you! And the co-worker most definitely was asking so she could judge me. We've had ...more

Far, far away

Downeast Maine in the Summer

I realized Friday when I did my impromptu 5 on Friday post.  That, while I talk frequently of Maine and my childhood.  I haven't really done it justice.  I think a lot of that is because even when I go home nowadays, I don't think of it like an "out-of-towner" might....more

Dear Childless Woman

 Dear Childless Woman,I just want you to know that I realize that it is none of my business why you do not have any children. I know I am the minority here as I am sure you get asked a lot why you have no children. I am sure you often get that “I feel bad for you look”, but the fact is, it is no one’s business except your own, or yours and your partner....more

Weekending | Downtown Disney

It feels so good to be back in the land of blogs!  Though, truth be told, I'm sure I'm going to need another break as we gear up for this move.  One day last week, we drove down to Orlando to meet with a real estate agent and look at some townhouses.  The new plan that I eluded to a couple weeks ago includes the purchase of a townhouse for us and the bears.  Quite the difference from where we're at now.  However, in the long run it will be worth it, and we've found a couple of prospects....more

If I Was a Mother

If I was a mother, how different my life would be.If I was a mother,  her name would be Miriam, for the strength and boisterous ways of Moses sister or Esther, for her beauty and silent tact.Or maybe his name would be Mason, for someone dear to me.If I was a mother,  people would not assume my career was more important.If I was a mother, men would not ask, "what's wrong with you".If I was a mother, I would feel like my mother, when I tell her I love you.If I was a mother, Mother's Day would have a different meaning....more

Colorado Senators Kill National Award Winning Family Planning Program

Anyone who knows me is well aware that one of the easiest ways to make me angry is to politicize women’s health care. And the Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee has done just that....more