By Brandy Jane Hi, I’m Brandy, and I’m a first time mom of a high school senior (I imagine readers saying “Hi, Brandy,” in their heads, like we’re in an AA meeting). My son just started his senior year on August 19th, and we are already being hit up for money for graduation…which is EIGHT […]
“Barbies are still going to be with Barbies and Legos will still be with Legos. We just didn’t feel like having a sign that said ‘boys bedding’ was necessary” – Molly Snyder, Target spokesperson
I’ve been seeing a debate about whether the custodial parent, directed mostly aimed at mothers, needing to show proof of spending of child support. Do you think the courts should step in and make custodial parents show receipts for expenditures for the children they are getting support for?
I am blessed to see another day. I have been waiting to share my own “secret” for many months. I suppose mostly because I lived with a lot of shame until a few months ago. But through an incredible amount of pain, I found a purpose. I have created Left Out: Families in TRANSition. A […]
Which of these should return to the high school curriculum?
Today I spent brunch with O’s biological father. We walked down memory lane in photos. Our daughter couldn’t identify her father in the pictures. Perhaps it’s because he is no longer identifying as a male, legally or personally. O has never seen her “father” in her lifetime.
I thank God that I was allowed to become a mother. Without becoming a mother, Mother’s Day would have been another greeting card holiday that pissed me off. I should explain. Until I was blessed with my miracle baby, I struggled with infertility (PCOS), loss of pregnancy and HPV. After being treated for precancerous cells […]
I’ll be the first to admit that I had no idea you could use Google Images to find out if someone’s profile pic was fake. Now, it’s the second thing I do when someone responds to my dating profile.
Okay Ladies of Decent, for the record, being a homemaker, housewife or stay at home mom is a job and doesn’t diminish a woman’s worth. Having a job outside the home does not give you more status than Susie who works tirelessly to provide a home for her family. And before you say it, I […]
My BFF and her husband frequent a local steakhouse. The steakhouse is near Silicon Valley and is chock full of tech workers and auto execs. There is a guy named Duke*, who used to crush hard on my best friend. She had already chosen her husband, but Duke didn’t know.