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…

The Myth Of The Perfect Family

Lately, I’ve been caught up believing that everyone but me has The Perfect Family. While my family is inundated with problems and angst, other parents tweet their children’s unending stream of age-advanced adorable chatter. Other parents let us know that each of their children has an iPhone and an iPod…and they’re all under 10. The news features stories…

Still On Spring Break And Something To Share

Spring break is winding down. I’ve accomplished quite a bit, which is a nice feeling. Next week things will be back to normal–well as normal as they get in KlineLand. To ring in the holiday weekend, I share with you my favorite commercial. You read that right…favorite commercial. I even stop fast forwarding just to…