I’ve Been Silent Too Long

I don’t know why I stopped writing to you. I just did. Actually I do know why. I was doing the political thing. I got tired of worrying about offending people. The stress was too damn much to deal with. I had prepared myself for the 2016 election and it’s all shot to hell. Seriously.…

Motherhoot Manifesto 2015

This year’s Manifesto is much less ambitious than last year’s. I pictured myself by this time being a savvy political writer, known far and wide for her wit and snark. Admired by many, hated by many, yet respected for my spot-on observations. What actually happened? I’ve been called a bully, dumb ass, stupid… Bully was the…

I Was A Victim Of Hazing…Well, Hazing Light

With all the discussions of hazing in the news, it’s brought back memories of my freshman year of high school. That year I went to Marian High, an all-girl, Catholic high school. Each freshman student was assigned a senior student to be her big sister. Part of that involved “initiation.” I can’t remember my big…

Body Positive Parenting: When People Judge

It’s hard being a fat parent. Because people automatically assume you have no idea how to feed your kid a healthy diet. They assume you’re constantly getting dinner at the drive thrus of the local fast food restaurants and tossing candy bars into the back seat while driving for ice cream. Of course, the food…

I Love The Kaufmans!

Do you know the Swiffer commercials featuring the older Jewish couple? Lee and Morty Kaufman? I love them. I love them so much that I’ve tweeted and posted on Facebook about them. And last week at Aaron’s cast change, I made a reference to them. When the tissue holding cast remains moved and some dust…