It’s Time We As Americans Work to Make Facebook Great Again

The election is over. The people have spoken. At least the people who attend the Electoral College. Wherever that is. It's time to accept and move on. This is life. You can't always get what you want. I have learned so much from this election. Most importantly, people are cray to the Z. A lot have people have asked me what I'm going to tell my children. I don't generally discuss politics with my kids. Because they're freaking kids. So I found it odd that so many people were so…

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Inequality: T-Shirt Division: One Woman’s Quest

It is the year 2016. And there is an issue that I just can't wrap my head around. Why in God's name can't t-shirts be massed produced in women's sizes? I have played in countless softball tournaments. And I have countless men's t-shirts to prove it. In my closet. I have done a ton (several) of race/walks. All of them earning me another men's t-shirt that will sit in a pile. Unworn. A few years ago we had a fundraiser for our son. We had t-shirts made. All men's sizes.…

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What I Need the World to Know About Raising a Gender Nonconforming Child

When my husband and I decided to have kids we didn't put all that much thought into it. Because we had been drunk for ten years. But we have learned that there is never really anything that can prepare you for having children. You just do it and figure it out as you go along. I'm pretty sure this is what everyone does. It's a total crap shoot. You're not guaranteed anything. Everyone just goes into it hoping for the best. The day we had our first born son was…

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I Got a Fitbit and It Is All I Will Talk About From This Point Forward

I tend to get obsessed with things. When I get excited about something I jump in with both feet. Like having kids. I had four in under four years. I couldn't get enough. I had four kids and then I was over it. No more. I'm done. Time to move on. My latest obsession is my new Fitbit. I cannot get enough of this little miracle. There is nothing it can't do. It tells me how many steps I take. It tracks my sleep. It tells me how many steps…

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Sometimes Taking My Kids to the Store Has a Happy Ending. Well, One Time.

So I took my kids to the store the other day. It's something I try to never do. But I had a little too much fun this past weekend and I didn't quite get all of my motherly chores accomplished. I basically only go to the store every two weeks to stock up on a bunch of the unhealthiest food known to man to keep my kids quiet until the next payday. And it usually works pretty well. When I'm organized. If I have the wherewithal to place an online…

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I Don’t Care Who You’re Voting For. Really, I Don’t.

I love the month of March. It's still snowing but it doesn't matter because you know it will be warm soon. St. Patrick's Day falls right in the middle of the month, so you're guaranteed a good time. And there's Easter to symbolize new beginnings. It's just a hope filled month. The only thing raining on my South Side Irish parade this year is politics. It's election time in Chicago. The primary is a little over a week away. I don't like primaries. I don't like having so many options.…

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