Teaching My Son to Get Into “Good Trouble”

One unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, I walked around downtown, holding hands with my son. He’s four. So his inquisitive mind is always bursting with unrelenting questions and on this day, I had the time and temperament to answer every one. What’s that place? Can we go inside? What’s your favorite dinosaur? How do street lights … Continue reading Teaching My Son to Get Into “Good Trouble”

Trump’s New Reality Show is the Worst.

I must confess—I love reality TV. It’s like junk food for the brain. When life gets too heavy, you’ve had a rough day and you just want to tune out, reality TV provides the perfect escape. I was really looking forward to the new show from Donald Trump (of The Apprentice, the Celebrity Apprentice and WWE fame), … Continue reading Trump’s New Reality Show is the Worst.

I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and a Proud Feminist.

Every morning, I send my husband off to work with a packed lunch and a kiss. While my husband’s at work, I spend my days making block towers, sweeping up Cheerios and continuing the absolute endless cycle of laundry. I wear a frilly apron while I cook and bake, which I love to do. I … Continue reading I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and a Proud Feminist.

The Women’s March is So Much More Than a Trump Protest.

The obvious question I've been asked when someone learns I'm attending the Women's March on Washington is "why?" Why would hop on a bus, presumably crammed with estrogen fueled feminists for an uncomfortable 12 hour ride (each way) only to attend the Women's March? What could I possibly care about that would possess me to … Continue reading The Women’s March is So Much More Than a Trump Protest.

Of course it’s OK to say “Merry Christmas”.

While checking out at my local big box store, the despondent cashier rang up my items with the same level of holiday cheer I would expect from a child whose parents just revealed they were actually Santa. Kristin Wiig wouldn’t be able to get this woman to crack a smile. She wouldn’t make eye contact … Continue reading Of course it’s OK to say “Merry Christmas”.

The Opposition to Donald Trump is About More Than Politics.

The shocking victory of Donald Trump detonated a storm that illuminated the despair, anger and fear in our woefully divided nation. Many supporters of Trump have found themselves dumbfounded by this response, particularly to the widespread protests, and dismissed the response as sheer disappointment in the Democratic Party’s defeat. Much like this election has been … Continue reading The Opposition to Donald Trump is About More Than Politics.

Everything You Bleeding Heart Liberals Need for Your Victory Party.

This disastrous presidential election is finally approaching an end with Election Day less than a week away. It's been ugly. It's been disheartening. It's been stressful. But chances are, it will end with Hillary Clinton being declared the first woman president. And damnit, we deserve to celebrate! So, here's all the dirty liberal goodness you … Continue reading Everything You Bleeding Heart Liberals Need for Your Victory Party.

I Have to Be Able to Tell My Children I Stood Against Trump.

One day, years from now, the horror of the 2016 presidential election will appear much more horrible to future generations. I believe the years will progress our country into a more inclusive, diverse and enlightened one. I don’t believe history will be kind to Mr. Trump’s candidacy and his legacy will be an ugly blemish … Continue reading I Have to Be Able to Tell My Children I Stood Against Trump.