Breastfeeding at Giggles and Hugs

A few moments ago I got off the telephone with Kimberly. Kimberly is the general manager for a local indoor playground called Giggles and Hugs in Glendale. The reason that I called Kimberly was because yesterday a friend of mine put me in touch with a friend of hers who said that she’d been humiliated while breastfeeding at Giggles and Hugs in Glendale. I told her that I’d like to hear her story and that I’d like to publish it but that I’d be following up with the store as …

Those Injections

This afternoon Mr. G was uncharacteristically available. He piled on the doctor’s appointments and mostly ran from one to the other. So at 3pm when I had Alexander in the car we caught Mr. G on the phone and had a chat about things to pick up from the pharmacy. He’s got a little back pain (cue the flood of chiropractors and MLM mommies) and was headed to a physician who was going to give him a cortisone injection. We chatted a bit and then hung up the phone. At that …

Blessings in the Bible Belt

This week in Tenessee a teenager was given an in school suspension for her godly words. In fact her relative shared on facebook that she was suspended because she said God Bless You to a fellow student who sneezed. I wasn’t in the classroom, I’m not a teacher, but I’m a blogger and I read between lines fluently and I’d say that it’s unlikely that Bless You got this holy roller suspended. Post by Virginia Higgins. Further MomDot.com had a great write up wherein she quoted the student as saying: A …

It All Goes By in a Blink (No, It Actually Does Not)

Last week I was sitting in the baseball stands where I first sat eight years ago. During closing ceremonies for my son’s final year at Lilttle League I  listened as other parents snapped their fingers saying, “It goes by just like that.” It’s not the first time that I’ve felt like an oddball at Little League. I only knew this would be the last. It didn’t go by just like that. I’m not sure what’s wrong with me that I don’t feel like I’m hurtling through time at warp speed. I sat in those …

Talking to Kids About Porn

Today’s New York Times features an article which asks the question, “Does Porn Hurt Kids?” The answer was a resounding, “Maybe?” I won’t argue if porn should or shouldn’t be. Porn just is. It’s always been here and it will continue to be here. The only things that are markedly different about porn now versus my childhood is that kids have unprecedented access to it and because of the short attention span of the internet it’s all been fast forwarded to “the good parts”. Magazines and sidebar images seem tame …