School has started back and once again it's time for the friendly PTO reminders of whatever shit the kids will be selling this week. I don't mind the school supplies, weird fees, and occasional classroom donation... but I refuse...
Given the uneasy state of our nation, I could write about Black Lives Matter, but I won’t. As a white middle-class woman, I have no idea what it’s like to be anything else and feel grossly unqualified to make...
I walked out of a family get together yet again. Some people make dramatic entrances, I make dramatic exits. Usually it starts with me disagreeing with somebody and this last time was no different--hateful texts were exchanged and Facebook pages...
I didn't have a large group of friends in high school. I didn't even have a small group--the class of 2001 more or less just tolerated one another. The closest thing I had to a best friend, Liz, decided...
In 2007 and 2010, my first two children entered the world in a small community hospital. The nurses doted on me and the babies and it was refreshing that they offered to take the babies to the nursery so...

F* You, Facebook

Sometimes I miss MySpace. I liked to toy with making my page neat and I met a lot of new people on it. It was new and different and not... well, soul sucking. A lot of our FB checking...
'Saucer' Cookies - This recipe has been my secret for nearly 15 years. I've made them with white chocolate, but milk chocolate chunks really push it over the edge. Warning, these things come out huge, but they're sooo good!...
Any 4th of July plans we have are last minute--weather, moods, you name it. Since my daughter's birthday is the week before, I'm usually still recovering from mommy party mode to start planning much of anything else. In case you're like me...
From Wikipedia, a paywall is a system that prevents Internet users from accessing certain content without a paid subscription. Let's say you go to your local newspaper's website or Facebook page and find an article you want to read....
Despite Jacksonville State University consuming a good portion of our community, they worship Mike Rowe's anti-degree banter like the gospel. Surviving Alabama's mantra may be over-educated and under-employed, but that's far from the full truth. Yes, I do have multiple...

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