I Carry Lollipops at all Times – Updated 12/1

I’m a high maintenance woman but not an overly considerate one. Currently I’m flying over some state I’m unlikely to ever visit perhaps Nebraska or Iowa. It was only because of Facebook that I discovered there is no Bloomingdales in Alabama. Alabama is not a state where a woman like myself would flourish though I think I went through there once in 1991 with a drag queen named Jimmy. Maybe that was Arkansas? In any event after reading the whole Elan the misogynist v Diane in 7D twitter stream I was sad …

Money Alone Won’t Fix the Terrible Decisions

This Holiday Season’s feel good story starts with an extraordinarily well written blog post about poverty and the terrible decisions poor people make. Linda is the sort of writer that makes you pause and reevaluate everything you know to be true. Linda gave us 24 hours of poverty (plus or minus a few years) in 1500 or so beautiful words. Linda is different than other poor people and Linda is different than rich people. She has insight and wisdom and an awareness of where and why she might be missing …

2014 Kia Sorento LX AWD: Filed under “Things I want to own”

When the 2014 Kia Sorento showed up in driveway last week I thought, “Let me get my diaper bag and stroller.” Because this is clearly not the part of my life that requires 7 seats and a hatchback. And then Jane had five friends over who wanted to go the High School football game and I felt like a genius for having just the right vehicle to cram a couple of 6 foot tall teenage boys into the back seat. I felt safe and secure in the Sorento but the …

A Few Words From a Real, Live Motherfu*ker

Please enjoy this guest post from my friend James Fell. I’m thrilled that he decided to drop a motherfu*king bomb here. It’s true, I am a motherfu*ker. In case you are unfamiliar with the term, it means I am a man who finds pleasure in having intercourse with a woman who is a mother. In my case, the woman in question is my wife and the mother to our two children. I was prompted to write this piece in support of Noah Michelson’s story in the Huffington Post about him …

What IS it Like Being Jessica Gottlieb’s Son/Daughter

Today I was busy yakking with Sarah about parenting. I’m convinced that my parenting is just like everyone else’s. She’s thinking there’s a possibility other folks are doing things differently. Sarah said, “I wonder what it’s like to be Jessica Gottlieb’s child.” So I asked my kids what it’s like having me as a mom. There weren’t a ton of surprises. I’d encourage each of you to pick up a camera and ask your kids the same thing. What IS it like being my son/daughter? I’d love to see your …