Why We Shouldn't Be Interested In Raising Safe Christian Kids

"Look mom! No hands," yelled my eight year old Olivia while out on our bike ride together yesterday. Maybe the first thing on my mind should have been warning her of the potential danger of an eight year old, riding a bike two sizes too big with no hands on a public road. But it wasn't. ...more
Great post Rachel. You're absolutely right. Brave warriors are what we need to be and what our ...more

Overcoming Criticism and Owning My Awesome at Work

Excessive criticism at work affected my daily life, until I owned my awesome. ...more
it's a shame that women can't be more supportive of each other. I can't stand comparisons. When ...more

I Finished Law School, Healthy, Fit, and Strong

At each station of my life, organization, determination, and the love of family and friends have helped me reach my goal. Finishing law school strong was no exception. ...more

Pumping in the Parking Garage: Breastfeeding and Working Was a Challenge

When I went back to work while I was still breastfeeding, pumping in the parking garage was not what I had in mind. ...more
This is deplorable! (fist shaking in air!) The amount of stress you felt is palpable. Luckily I ...more

7 Ways to Save Money on School Supplies

It's the most exciting time of the year for bargain shoppers who have kids in school (or for anyone who likes cheap office supplies). For some people, school supply shopping is a big, fun, traditional spending spree. It was for my mom and me. But I’ve made this time of year into a big, fun, traditional savings spree. We watch the sales fliers each week, gather our quarters and our school supply list, and see how little we can spend to get the things we need. On our best year, we spent only $9 on school supplies. ...more
Over the years, I've also learned to buy quality products that last more than just 1 school year ...more

8 Keys to Making My Blog a Successful Business

Starting a hobby blog that turned into a business was one of the best decisions of my life. ...more
I love reading posts like these so uplifting!more

Finding My Voice in a Male-Dominated Workplace

As a woman working in a male-dominated industry, it was important to find -- and use -- my voice. ...more
I agree, I think you handled it very well!more

Are We Friends or What?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I live in an community that has an HOA. Over the last 10 years my husband and I have become friends with the manager of the HOA and her husband. Well, at least I think we are friends with them. We do dinners and movies together and have taken a few trips together. ...more
As a former HOA Management professional, I think you have bigger issues than whether or not your ...more

I Don't Have a Rainbow Thing

I have a secret. It's the reason I blur my pictures and give my kids cute names like Punkgirl (12), Happyboy (10), and Rose (7 months), and it's the reason my husband is Coffeeguy and I am the Stuck At Home Mom. It's not because I think I'll suddenly break out as a writer and have 50,000 new fans and have to hide from the paparazzi, but rather because I need to vent sometimes and I don't want to share the secrets of my loved ones without some anonymity for them. My daughter is a lesbian. My son likes to wear girls' clothes. And my husband is a full-blown cross-dresser....more
Interestingly enough, my son is not transgender. He simply likes to wear "girl's" ...more

An Open Letter to the Catholic Church

Dear Catholic Church,I’ve been a Catholic since I was born. I made my first communion, confirmed, and then married in the same church. I said goodbye to my favorite grandfather and my mom at that church. That church was home. Maybe it’s because of my parents’ close connection to St. Pius, but no one will ever be as good a priest as Father Arturo....more
It is almost 6:00 AM in Hamburg, Germany. I, too am debating if I will attend Mass today as it ...more