Roseanne …

by Andi Regarding the Roseanne Tweet. I have a lot of thoughts that involve specifics, but most notably the blatant ignorance of the only thing that matters: LOGIC. Regarding The Tweet Itself ONE Roseanne’s tweet, as interpreted by the definition of racism, was not racist. TWO Neither The Muslim Brotherhood or The Planet of The…

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Your Kid’s Name Is WHAT?

by Andi When someone spells their child’s name in a way that guarantees NOBODY WILL EVER BE ABLE TO PRONOUNCE IT RIGHT, LIKE EVER. What Just Happened? Here’s the thing. There is already a list of names, known and usually pronounced correctly, that fit into the category of being spelled strangely for the pronunciation. Examples:…

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American Education: The College Prep Scam

by Andi What is school? I mean, what is the purpose of school? After some perspective from having lived a little, it just seems to be the place we send our kids because it’s what you do. I went to school. It was normal. I never questioned it. I have found that most Gen-Xers have…

Another Trip To Target

by Becky Sitting in the parking lot, studying the people coming and going through the doors of Target, it would seem that this store may be the equivalent to the casinos throughout Las Vegas. There are no clocks on the wall, no windows to let you see outside and I wouldn’t be surprised if they…

The Evolution Of The Resolution

by Andi It’s that time of year again. When we all enslave ourselves and each other to the pain in the ass known as the New Year’s Resolution. Every year a lot of us commit to this tradition in the same way most of us celebrate the most common traditions. According to Statistic Brain Research…

House Of Hairspray

by Becky Recently, I grabbed my step-sons iPhone and looked at the first few artists on his Spotify app, I came across Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Freddy Wap, Drake, and Savage. While only in their teens, both of my kids are obsessed with this genre of rap and hip-hop music. While they both can…

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The Playdate Generation

by Andi Playdate: a compound word consisting of play, and date. And they simply do not belong together…whoops, that’s not the definition. Playdate by definition:  a play session for small children arranged in advance by their parents. #gag Merriam-Webster says the word was first used in 1975, the year I was born, and yet, I don’t recall…

My Team

by Becky When I tell people that my boyfriend and I have a blended family, I wonder if they think my life is like a modern day reality show, like Survivor.  When I see a group of adults bickering over an immunity idol and dressed in bathing suits 24/7 sitting in front of a roaring fire…

#2 Parenting Does Not Come Naturally

by Andi Nor will it ever. What does that mean? It simply means that when you experience motherhood for the first time, there are some things that will likely not be really clear. Things that are obvious include the necessity of diapering, feeding, and clothing. Maybe you’re prepared to wake every few hours at night…

Quality vs Quantity

by Becky There’s something about approaching your 30-year high school reunion that makes you think about the past. Maybe it’s the realization that a decade of my life is soon being left or the idea that I am approaching the age where I am supposed to have it all figured out. Maybe it’s because when…

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ATTENTION: Parents Of The Bully …

by Andi It’s that time of year again. Back to school. Already. School supplies have probably been purchased. The first-day outfit is picked out. Classes are scheduled and orientations are starting. But has anyone addressed the elephant in the room?  Everyone has had experience with a bully. Even if not by direct association, we have…

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Dear Society: My Emotional Child Is Not Broken

by Andi It’s Saturday morning and we’ve just pulled into the parking lot; Ava (14) and Alexander (12) have archery class. Jordan (9) will wait with me. He has no interest in archery.   Ava’s not feeling the best, runny nose, a bit of a headache. She decides she’s not going to participate today, says she doesn’t want to…

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Raising a Child with a Disability

by Becky I never saw it coming. She wasn’t on the pediatrician’s radar. She didn’t “appear” any different just by looking at her. It’s absolutely called Pragmatic Language Syndrome and on the autism spectrum were the last words I expected to hear about my daughter. That day I sat on the front porch reading the…

Life is Short. What’s The Point?

by Andi What’s Important in Life? It’s all relative. Everyone has their own perspective. The only question here is, will the Future Old You agree with Present Day Young You? So many people spend an unbelievable amount of time waiting for something, all the time waiting, waiting, waiting. In the beginning of life, your mom…