On Life, Love, and Lenses

I wear glasses. Yes, I've tried contacts but my eyes are so misshapen that they just don't stay put. I get the librarian jokes a lot. I don't mind, I try to own the look. But glasses aren't the only lenses I have spent my whole life behind.  I take an awful lot of pictures. …

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Slacking on the (Most Important) Job: Raising a Daughter

I was a "boy mom" for six years. Life was dominated by naked parades, potty humor, wrestling, sports, and Nike basketball shoes. Then I was propelled into the world of "girl momdom". I didn't know if I was qualified for the job. But it was my new title, and I had to learn how to …

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Why I Don’t Want To Hear About Your Why

Down goes another one. My Facebook feed is increasingly infiltrated with friends that have been turned into facial product pawning soldiers. Some are hocking miracle shakes and hard core workout routines. Others post endless selfies in crazy looking leggings and flowy cardigans. Jewelry, vitamins, essential oils galore. And they ALL want me to join them.  …

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The Only People Celebrating International Women’s Day Are….Women

Apparently it's International Women's Day. Thanks Mr. President for expediting the inauguration of this very important and overdue acknowledgement of half the world. But here's why the effort will fail if it hasn't already. The only people heralding women not just today but almost every day including the day of that impressive March on Washington …

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