Category Archives: In the News

Tanning Mom

Tanning Mom. I’ll be totally honest here. When I first saw the video that went along with this story about Patricia Krentcil bringing her five year old to a tanning salon and possibly burning her in one of the booths, … Continue reading

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Rights Clashing with Rights is Wrong

Arizona’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted six to two to endorse a bill that would allow employers in that state to deny women birth control if it is used to prevent pregnancy. This opens the door further so that should employees … Continue reading

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Target Targets Pregnant Women

You’re pregnant! How do you break the news? Some women buy baby balloons. If there’s a child already, they can put him or her in a big brother / big sister shirt. Some women actually bake buns and put them … Continue reading

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Who Are These One Million Moms?

I know it’s a banner day when I find myself on the same side as Bill O’Reilly. Have you heard of One Million Moms? They hate gay people, apparently. Now, as I sit here and have a discussion with my daughter … Continue reading

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Should Children Be Involved in Protests?

How strongly do you believe in your cause? Would you risk your child’s life? Where do your loyalties lie? One woman apparently believes in the Occupy movement so much that she put her four-year-old daughter on train tracks to help … Continue reading

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Self

Two years ago, I had a slight moment of fame. I was driving to work (yeah, I used to work!) and on my 45-minute commute, I heard the morning DJ ask a question. “If you could either be America’s Next … Continue reading

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Minus One Pregnancies and Abortions

“My body, my choice.” Simple, isn’t it? Pro-choice opinion with all of it’s reasoning and nuances wrapped up in a simple, catchy slogan. It makes it easy. I’m pro-choice. I believe that a woman’s body is her domain and no … Continue reading

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Save the Children

“For just one dollar a day, you could feed a child for life.” We all know those commercials. The ones where the missionary-type person is walking around an impoverished nation, loving kids in front of the camera and begging for … Continue reading

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No Kids Allowed

It seems like this keeps coming up. First, I posted about separating families on flights, then LZ Granderson popped in with his oh-so-expert opinion on “brats” and their parents, and now a restaurant has banned children under six from dining … Continue reading

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“Are There No Prisons? Are There No Work Houses?”

I live in Florida. Coming from New England, there has been a lot of adjustment, politically, religiously and otherwise for me, as I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut. I’ve never felt at such odds with my new state, however, … Continue reading

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