The World Is Hard, We Need To Be Nice

For weeks it seems like the news has been bad, bad, bad. War, famine, plagues. The news is filled with death and destruction and the loss of things that we love, care about, or need. Instead of bringing us together and making people nicer, it seems to be making some people meaner than ever. Seriously?! If…

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…

The Eye Roll Heard ‘Round The World

In case you missed it, some time during the Inauguration festivities over the past weekend…wait for it…Michelle Obama rolled her eyes during a meal. There’s plenty of speculation about the source of the eye roll, with many wondering if it was John Boehner. I’m a fan of Michelle Obama (except for her childhood obesity campaign…