Monthly Archives: July 2013

Preschool Pointers – 43: Use your Words

Problem: It seems no matter what you say, your children hear something different. If you tell them to stop misbehaving, they hear you saying that they are being bad. If you tell them act like big girls, they hear you calling … Continue reading

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Sex or Parenting?

Yesterday, some words came out of my mouth. And those words got me thinking. It occurred to me that many of the phrases uttered by parents and children to each other in the heat of growing up a good family could … Continue reading

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Six Outrageous Things about Texas That Have Nothing to Do with Women’s Rights

Recently, Texas has done some unbelievable things–changed the space-time continuum, made rape kits into abortions, got out of voting fraud (but wasn’t so lenient on these poor senior citizens), and managed to turn tampons into feces and urine…all before stripping the state of the majority … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Strawberry Avocado Salad

The honey-lemon vinaigrette makes this dish almost irresistible. The sauce was even good on the fish I served with the salad! INGREDIENTS2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice3 tablespoons honey3 tablespoons olive oil1/8 teaspoon sea salt1/16 teaspoon ground black pepper2 avocados, peeled, … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 42: Hear the Real Questions

Problem: You’ve said something, and your kids won’t let it go. “What did you say?” they ask. “What did you say?” You repeat yourself to no avail. They get frustrated, and so do you. Are they deaf? Aside from the obvious … Continue reading

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How to Be a Housewife and a Feminist at the Same Time

I am a housewife. Well, I have a set of four-year-old twins, so, technically, that makes me a stay-at-home mom. And I do a lot freelance for pennies from my comfy orange couch in the living room, which I suppose … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 41: Sneak in Suggestions

Problem: Now that your kids are getting up there in years (you know, all of four or five), they’re becoming a little more wily, a little less prone to obvious suggestions like, “why don’t you go play with your dolls?” … Continue reading

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Project Orange. Women around the world #standwithwendy

Texas human beings are continuing the hard-fought battle protecting what little bodily autonomy women have there, with Sen. Wendy Davis at the helm. Thousands of supporters are descending upon the Capital for this second special session as called by Governor … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Cheesy Tomato Slices

Today I’m coordinating a huge project on Facebook. If you support women’s rights in Texas, wear orange, snap a pic of your self, and post it publicly on Facebook with the hashtag #fordarlena I am collecting these for an epic … Continue reading

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