Posts belonging to Category Life

Getting Raped and Having Abortions Are Two Different Conversations

Women deserve the right to choose an abortion. Rape should not be part of the question.

Birthdays are Stressful

Oh my god. I never thought I’d be the type of mom who would go overboard with my kid’s birthday. It turns out. I am just that mom. Somehow, I can’t manage to fit in the time to mop my kitchen floor or clean the toilets even once a month (oh my god, did I […]

The Backwater Religion I Grew Up With

I have a story to share about my childhood. I don’t know how it fits in exactly with the current debates and legal changes to the abortion laws, but think and feel that it is an important story to share. Throughout my adulthood, I’ve thought of this afternoon off and on, never knowing exactly what […]

End of a Long Day. Long Week. Short Life

The past week has been one of those weeks where I blink and it’s next Tuesday. The nights and days blur together and every night, I marvel that it seems like I was just getting Annika ready for bed a minute ago. Here we go again. I’m obsessing over preschools and elementary schools. I’m making […]

Online Reincarnation; Is Facebook the Portal to the Afterlife?

I have two Facebook friends who are dead. Every time I think about it, I stop and pause. It’s just so strange to me that there are dead people who still have an online presence. And then I go about my day. But I have to wonder, I mean, what will happen to those profiles? […]

The Season of Indulgence

Christmas night, after I spent an entire day indulging myself and my daughter, as I drove home from my parents’ this thought crossed my mind, “I’ve lived a life of uninhibited indulgence.” I’m not saying that I have lived a life filled with debauchery and excess. I haven’t. Not in the context of American life, […]

Turning 40

I turned 40 last week. It was uneventful. I don’t feel any older than I did when I was 39, or even 29. I purposely did nothing to celebrate. Not because I’m denying my age. I’m 40. (Yes, it feels strange to say it.) So, I’m 40. I’ve been on this earth for 40 years. […]

Embracing (and not scoffing at) My Inner Craftiness: Or I’ve Got Mad Skillz

To know me very well is to scoff at the idea of me being crafty. Well, that is, pre-motherhood. And scoff is a harsh term because most of my friends don’t scoff, because they’re much nicer than I am. But since I scoff, I use the word scoff. But lately, I haven’t been scoffing so […]

No Kids Allowed Is Discrimination

I’ve been reading about how it’s becoming more popular to have kid-free restaurants and kid-free flights. Is the old adage, “children should be seen and not heard” becoming popular again? Since they can’t literally silence them, they are now choosing to force them out. And with them, their parents. Let me back up. Before I […]

Amy Winehouse, Sexist Jokes and How it Affects Young Women

With the news that Amy Winehouse died this week, of what unofficial sources are saying, an overdose, it gave me pause, thinking back to my youthful days as younger woman, in my 20s. I don’t think women like Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, and (gawd) Paris Hilton are much different from any young woman in her 20s. […]