Rants

Whose Kid???

It’s been a little over a month since the Feb 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Fourteen students and three teachers were killed making it one of the world’s deadliest school shootings. Nikolas Jacob Cruz (19 years old) was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.  I don’t want…

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Can You JUST….????

The thing about nagging is it’s not by choice. No one wakes up hoping for a hectic morning of things not being where they are supposed to be. No one wants to get into it with their kids (repeatedly) about taking their underwear OUT OF THEIR PANTS before throwing them in the laundry bin. And no…

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The Election: 2016

During the final weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election, my 7 year old (JJ) asked me every day: “Mommy, who are you voting for?” And every day I’d respond the same way:

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Mean People Suck

When I was in line at the drug store the other day, the guy in front of me was noticeably irritated. It seems he had to wait a few minutes before the cashier got to her register, so he got annoyed. I get it. I hate waiting too. But right after he left, the cashier…

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“That’s Not Your REAL Kid”

I have noticed that most of the adoption pieces floating around the internet are geared towards people who are adopting or considering adoption. That makes sense, yes, but they’re not raising a whole lot of awareness for anyone else. If we don’t write articles geared towards everyone, how will we ever change the adoption stigma? (There is…

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Tear This Wall Down

We have a problem. The amount of hate people have for the gay community is baffling. I have tried for many years to figure it out, but I can’t. And the controversy— so much controversy: Gays in the military. Gay marriage. Gay adoption. There’s so much buzz around these topics, if Prince had wanted to…

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Walt Disney’s Progress Report

(From The Archives: July, 2011) My girls aren’t big into TV. They like the show Imagination Movers, but outside of that, TV is not really their thing. Disney movies are what’s big in our house.

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Just Wait!

(From The Archives: April 3, 2012) For some reason, whenever I voice a concern about my kids, there is almost always someone who feels the need to weigh in with the following response: “Oh, just wait. That’s NOTHING… Just wait until she is (fill in whatever age their kid is), because that’s way worse!” I can’t stand that. Currently, my younger kid is still pooping…

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Why Stepmoms Get A Bad Rap

The most evil stepmother in all the world is the stepmother from Cinderella. She’s the original, and she’s wicked. I don’t know why she was so mean. It seemed like she got a pretty good deal:

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