The Breakdown

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This well-crafted book had me pretty much screeching with indignation by the end. I’m not sure most people would mean that as a recommendation, but I do. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris is the story of Cass who takes a shortcut home one story night and sees a woman stopped by the side of the … Read more

Good Me Bad Me

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“…I remember a story that I read. A Native American tale where the Cherokee tells his grandson there’s a battle between two wolves in all of us. One is evil, the other good. The boy asks him, Which wolf wins? The Cherokee tells him, The one you feed.” This is a story I’ve heard before, … Read more

Sparkle Your Way Back to School with Gymboree

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This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. Gymboree is one of the first places we head to for back-to-school style. They carry high quality uniforms for both boys and girls, but also a wide selection of … Read more

Wrecked

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I don’t think it’s exaggerating to say that college sexual assault has reached epidemic levels in the US. The ridiculous bureaucracy with which it’s often dealt is no doubt a contributing factor. However, it’s also a complex tangle of patriarchal ideas, well-meaning but sometimes misguided advocates, survivor guilt, and lack of effective education. On the … Read more

Google Chromecast Audio

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Perhaps I grew up watching too many movies, but I like to have my own personal soundtrack running throughout my day. There are very few occasions I’ve found that can’t be enhanced with the perfectly chosen song. Between the internet and so many cutting edge tech devices, it’s easier than ever to amass vast music … Read more

Lady Liberty, Weeping in the Dark

For a few hours last night, the Statue of Liberty was cloaked in darkness. Some saw it as a mere unremarkable power outage, others viewed it as painfully ironic social commentary sent straight from the heavens. The timing could not have been more apropos, coming on the eve of International Women’s Day as well as … Read more

What We’re Teaching Our Sons and Our Daughters

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Every time I accidentally see the news or someone’s ridiculous protestations that Donald Trump isn’t so very bad, that song “I wasn’t born with enough middle fingers” gets stuck in my head. It seems he’s gone from insulting the looks of women who’ve come forward with accusations of his groping, wormy hands (as if being … Read more

Create Your Own Romantic Floral Topiary

Fresh flowers are one of my passions in life. They make me feel like a decadently pampered Victorian lady, surrounded by boisterous bouquets, stunning stems and divinely scented nosegays. My dream is to one day have entire fields teeming with a wild array of blooms, ready to be snipped at a moments notice. Or perhaps … Read more

Huggies Little Snugglers: From the First Hug to the #SecondHug and a Million Hugs After #ad

In case of a zombie apocalypse, Sam’s Club is the place I want to be. Shopping malls may be a little shinier and more refined, but I’m much more comforted by the towering stacks featuring giant packages of..well, everything you could possibly want and some things you didn’t even realize you needed! In the meantime … Read more

Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like #ThisIsWhatTheTruthFeelsLike #GwenO2O

One iconic moment that stands out in my memory of Gwen Stefani is her video performance with No Doubt of the song “Don’t Speak”. It features the band practicing alone together, Gwen looking like a quirky little girl who borrowed her mama’s church dress, dancing around in red lipstick and bare feet, juxtaposed with scenes … Read more