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Category Archives: Funny Kid Stories
We are driving home from dropping Jewel at ballet practice. “Mama, I have something to say,” Jorie says. “What is it?” “I know a lot of things about God.” “Oh, yeah? What do you know about God?” “I know God … Continue reading
[NOTE: this post is not serious. I DO advocate car seat use. Please don't endanger your children's lives by taking my smart ass humor seriously. Thank you. Carry on.] Has the whole car seat thing gotten a little out of … Continue reading
I told her it wouldn’t be easy, that even when we love something passionately, we must still work hard for it. And she agreed. She practiced at home, stretching and doing exercises on the floor and in the hallway, using … Continue reading
I have a complicated relationship with my boobs. For one thing, they arrived late and I’m nothing if not punctual. I detest, abhor, and refudiate being late: I am particularly persnickety about chronically late people, late planes, late checks and … Continue reading
I am a stay-at-home mom. I used to think I made this choice because it was "best" for my children. I'm beginning to realize that even having the option to make this choice was nothing short of privilege. Let's make … Continue reading
I'm a snuggler. It calms my brain. Also, it keeps me warm. However, some people don't like snugglers. We snugglers are often misunderstood. This is how you can identify an Anti-Snuggler: "It's hot! Get off of me!" or "Don't cross … Continue reading
The other night I was jolted awake by Something Sinister breathing near my face. I sprang from the bed doing my best battle-ready, Kung Fu kick. HI-YA! What wanna-be axe murderers don't know is that I actually suck at Kung-Fu. … Continue reading
In retrospect, not packing my summer schedule with scheduled activities was my stupidest idea ever. Not having scheduled activities means that I've had to come up with new ideas every fifteen minutes. NEWSFLASH: I'm out of ideas. Worse, I feel … Continue reading
OK, fine. When life hands you barf, put on your kids' dress-up clothes and entertain the sickies by doing "I'm a Little Tea-Pot." As a rap. In fact, you can just call me Li'l Tea Pot. I am short and … Continue reading