Category Archives: Rants and Raves

Eat More Politics? Why I Didn’t “Support Chick fil A”

I like Chick fil A. Every time I go, I am greeted warmly. I am told it’s a pleasure to serve me. Even in the drive through. At other places, I am barely acknowledged as my food is thrust at … Continue reading

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What the Blue Funk is Wrong with Me?

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The short answer to this question is an overload of hormones. The long answer, of course, requires a bit more explanation. First, let me start with a confession. I want a boy. I knew this from shortly after the moment I found … Continue reading

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Hard Lesson Learned, Or Why You Shouldn’t Attempt to Cross a Bridge Occupied by a Troll

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When I was learning to drive, my father was (rightfully) very cautious about letting me on the road in certain situations (at night, while it was raining, for long periods of time). When I would complain about his overprotection, he … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Spring Cleaning

I suppose I should start by saying that I hate cleaning, period. I would gladly pass off the household chores to someone else, and I often do. Spring cleaning, however, is the worst. Each year, like a dragon of folklore, it rears … Continue reading

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Goldilocks Was Lucky, Very Lucky

Most of us are familiar with the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A little girl wanders through the woods and happens upon a little cottage where she finds a bear family’s porridge setting out to cool. She tastes … Continue reading

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Our First Grade

Educational standards have long been an issue, and it’s certainly understandable why. In a system that offers free public education to a large population of students between the ages of 5 and 18, there will be a wide range of … Continue reading

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The Skinny on ‘The Skinny Girl’

Let me preface my thoughts with a few apologies. First, to my friends who happen to be thin, I mean in no way to offend you. If you are my friend, I do not place you in the same category … Continue reading

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You Want to Teach My Daughter to Do What?

*****WARNING: What you are about to read is an opinionated response to the recent announcement that a breastfeeding doll will be marketed and sold in the United States. If you are uncomfortable with the topic of breastfeeding, I urge you … Continue reading

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Smartphone vs. Smart Parenting

So last evening, my 6-year-old and I went to Family Fun Night at Chick Fil-A. Mad Science was in the house. And it was a madhouse. I think most of the parents had the same idea I did. Get the kids … Continue reading

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