GMS: Guilty Mom Syndrome

The anomaly of “Mom Guilt” is something a non-parent could never understand.  I can’t speak for dads, as all parents have their own dynamic, but for this mom, right here, it’s real AF. We spend so much time plotting and planning for our brood… only to find out that no amount of planning helps you…

Hashtag Me Too

Me too. This is where we are. This is who  we are and a true testament to how far we haven’t come. We are reduced to sharing hashtags and status updates to prove that sexual harassment and assault are real and rampant. Because apparently, if enough of us copy and paste a status on Facebook, we’ll…

Women’s March Los Angeles

Yesterday I had the pleasure, the honor and the priveledge to march alongside 750,000 likeminded individuals. There were a massive number of men in attendance, which I found to be both surprising and uplifting. Every race, religion and creed was represented in droves.  I was worried that it would be a “poor me” fest of…

Division: An open letter to my sons 

To my dearest boys; I spend my life making choices based on how they will directly impact your lives. From the food you put into your bodies to the way I cast my vote. This election, or as I’d like to refer to it, “the day we went back in time”, is just one example…

BOTOX, Boob Jobs and Bullsh!#… Oh My!

She peers into a hand held mirror to freshen up her pale peach lipstick. She squints her eyes and suddenly a frown appears where a smile had been just seconds before. “I need an eye lift… and while he’s at it, maybe I should get my boobs done again, I hate them.” This girl, my…

The Swearing Mom on Podcast Stockton

I was honored to be interviewed on Podcast Stockton. My friends, Matt Beckwith and Greg Bahr are both involved with this Podcast which features Matt as the interviewer and Susan Spraecher as his co-host. They feature Stocktonians with interesting stories and careers and even though I am no longer living in Stockton, I will always…

My Beef With Meat Labeling

It’s hard to decipher the grocery code these days. “Lactose Free, Gluten Free, Organic, Free Range, Cage Free, All Natural, Fat Free, Hormone Free… The list goes on and on. Buzz words for days! You can rest assured that whatever becomes the hip new food trend will be coming soon to a label near you….

Spillage

I’ve been sick this week. I don’t have the flu or strep throat. It’s not the plague or The Black Death… I’ve had a cold. A low grade fever, the beginnings of an ear infection and a relentlessly hacking cough. You know, the kind that makes your head pound? A cough that hits so hard…

I was raised half religious

My grandmothers were extremely influential in my life. If you follow my blog, you have heard me speak of both a multitude of times. They were also, both devoutly religious. My parents weren’t, though. In fact, I have never attended a church service with either of them. My grandma paid for me to attend a…

Dear Refugee Mother

Dear Refugee Mother, I can only imagine what you must be thinking. Seriously, who puts their children at risk the way you have? I mean, you had to see that poor excuse for a boat before you put your children on it, right? You had to think that her sea worthiness surely couldn’t hold that…

The Fattest Girl in the Room

What’s it like to be the fattest girl in the room… like, every room… all the time. Well, I guess it would be devastating for some. Maybe it would make some girls become introverts. Maybe in some cases, it would make a girl become a recluse. In my case, I often forget that I am,…

The Art of The Selfie

I am not afraid of a selfie! Thanks to my girlfriend Meghan, some of my selfies are adorned with the hashtag #notafraidofaselfie or #selfiegamestrong I know some folk complain about the number of selfie’s out there but, if I’m being real, I have to say, sometimes I might be in need of a pep talk…