Preparing For The Blizzard ... in California

The Snowpocalypse is upon our nation....more

Thoughts on Diversity in the Tech Industry... From a Black Computer Scientist

Let's be clear about one thing from the start: I'm a Black female with a Ph.D. in computer science. No shade, Sheryl Sandberg, but I've been "leaning in" since birth.This topic (and blog post) has been a long time coming. I wasn't sure, at first, how to best put my thoughts to words. Then I wasn't even sure if I should say anything at all, since it may ruffle some feathers. In the end, I didn't care. Some things need to be said. Most people think it, but few say it. I'll take one for the team....more
@kid_OYO KaporCenter hackthehood my msg needs refining why? cause you disagree? or cause it's ...more

Why You Should Never Do These Things When You Travel

With 2015 under way, now is the time that many people start thinking about their holidays and travel plans for the coming year or even writing a bucket list of things they’d like to do in 2015....more
Excellent post.  Thank you also for writing honestly about the orphan situation.more

I Can't Believe I Have a Dog on Prozac

This is Buster. Buster is a butt. Yes, he's sitting on our dining room table. No, he's not supposed to do that. ...more
I don't have a dog on Prozac, but I do have one with behavior issues. It can be a real challenge ...more

Do You Know I'm Glad Now That You Fired Me?

As seen on the Huffington Post: “Today will be your last day.”These words randomly emerged from the recesses of my memory the other night....more
Dr Curly Rita Arens My sentiments exactly.more

Midlife Crisis? My Husband Feels Trapped By His Life!

For many of us of a certain age, the midlife crisis is a source of tired jokes and stereotypes. We think about sports cars and younger women, drastically changing our appearance or just plain running away. I've often ribbed my husband, telling him he can't have a midlife-crisis car because we had a midlife baby instead. ...more
First, I applaud your candor. Beautifully said. I hear your husband, and understand. And I'm not ...more

Can You Get Rid of 40 Bags of Stuff in 40 Days?

Hello! I’m so happy to announce an exciting new project that some bloggy buddies and I have agreed to participate in! If you hadn’t guessed, it’s called 40 Bags in 40 Days and is exactly what it sounds like. ...more

Why Is My Creepy Neighbor Texting Me?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My family is on friendly terms with our next-door neighbors and has been for a few years. However, the husband of the family has recently started sending me texts. Nothing too weird, things like, "How is your day?" and "Love this weather!" but I find it really strange. I don't know if he's hitting on me or what. I feel like if I confront him on it, I might be really embarrassed when he says he's just friendly. However, I would like it to stop. Advice?Signed,Stop Texting Me...more
allison.arnone I agree with you, it's weird and he shouldn't be texting her, good intentions or not.more

Why Don't the Men In My Life Believe In Karma, Past Lives and Magic?

I once schlepped all the way out to Malibu to get a past-life reading. Malibu was not convenient to me, as I have always been a regular, not-rich person—and trust me, Malibu is not for the middle class. But there I was, heading an hour out of my way to hear that I was a male silversmith in one past life, and in another, a 19th-century French woman who enjoyed her rose garden and wearing pants. Go rebellious, possibly gay, French me! When I returned home, my then-husband said, “I’ll give you a past-life reading—an hour ago you had a hundred more dollars than you do now.” ...more
I'm in the opposite situation. And my late father believed in astrology.more

Dear President Obama: What About Parents Who Stay Home?

[Editor's Note: This post has been updated as of 2:15 pm CT 1/22/2014. The author would like to clarify that she is not asking for a childcare tax credit for parents that stay at home. She believes increasing the dependent deduction by $3,000 instead would benefit more families in America.] So I watched the State of the Union address last night with my husband. It is a miracle I made it over half of the way through as most years I bail after 10 minutes....more
bigfamilyent  ...more