This morning, after I actually told my son to wipe his snotty nose on his shirt sleeve, I realized that I may suck as a parent. I'm almost certain moms and dads (especially moms) from generations past would shake their heads in mass disapproval at some of the crap I have done and will continue to do ... » Learn More about Proof That I’m a Terrible Parent
When my husband and I discovered we were expecting our first child in November of 2008, we engaged in nightly pillow talk (read: I forced endless baby name conversations upon him and he fell asleep during my ramblings) about our unborn child. Who would he look like? Would he have my husband's easy ... » Learn More about I Love, Therefore I Lie.
Those of us who paid attention in Sunday School learned that Satan was originally an angel, chilling with the Big Man in Heaven. Unfortunately, a little thing called pride got in his way; he believed that he should rule the roost rather than be a humble servant of God, so he decided he would ... » Learn More about Falling from Grace
I've read so many articles about the incurred expense of children, but the focus is on things like formula and diapers, upgrading the family sedan to a house-on-wheels, and the soaring cost of college tuition. Well, let's just be honest here: some of our nation's youth just ain't goin' to college. ... » Learn More about The Cost of Children
I'm an English teacher so it probably goes without saying that I love words. My dorkdom began long, long ago in my childhood bedroom where I would read the dictionary for fun. Yep, that's right: I'd skim the pages for a new word and then I'd try to incorporate said word into whatever poem or short ... » Learn More about Word.