Soooo…it’s been quite a week. Anybody else make the mistake of taking their daughter voting last week? “Nevermind! Turns out the country is a lot more sexist that we thought.” Whew! Glad I’m not the only one who screwed that up. My 9 year-old cried bewildered tears Wednesday. This was a very black and white issue for […]

ALL the way up!

At a BBQ in 2013 we were discussing politics. Yes, that was stupid.  I said that if Hillary Clinton ran for president, as we knew she was planning, I would vote for her. When asked why, I gave the shallow, flippant answer,  “Because she’s a woman, that’s why!” 😛 I may literally have stuck my […]

Alice and Sexy Cheeseburger

This ad just makes me sad. I can’t find it on Youtube, but ispot has it up here.  I’ll break it down for you. (Sorry about the play buttons in the middle up of the photos – I screen-capped the video.) Don’t mind me including my own voice-over.     Yes, these are (very young) adults and […]

12 Things I Want My Daughters To Know

Your intelligence should be ever-expanded with quality books, education, and conversation. Don’t stop seeking them out. I really don’t care if you don’t take a jacket. You’re not going to die of exposure in New Jersey. Just don’t be the girl who doesn’t take a jacket and then whines about the cold. She’s annoying. Focus […]

The Right

I just got done teaching a little unit on the Star-Spangled Banner with all my students. We read a storybook about the creation of the song and go over the actual meaning of the lyrics. My students know a sign language routine to go along with the lyrics. Seriously guys, there is nothing cuter than […]

I’m baaaaaaack.

  …hi. You’re looking well. Oh, me too? Thanks. After all that surgery crap I kind of made the gym a priority in the summer. I got there 3 times a week, max. But progress is progress. Seriously, I know, it’s been forever! Or, it’s been since last February. Yep…so… this is awkward. I haven’t felt like making […]

A Year Ago: Heart Vs. Brain

A year ago: I was out of breath from walking down the hall. I thought I was just pathetically out of shape. I had a lot of trouble getting a good night’s rest. I thought that was “life”. My stomach felt bloated and my jeans were fitting uncomfortably. I thought I was gaining weight. I had […]