Yes, some women have a choice to stay home, but don’t tell me to be grateful I’m a SAHM. You don’t know what led me to this place.
Pets are awesome because they love us unconditionally, can’t really talk back, and will usually eat whatever slop is on sale at Target. Really the best. Unless they whine to go outside at 6 a.m. on Saturdays. Or take up one entire side of the bed. Or pee on the rug more often than the […]
Marriage with kids is super sexy, right? I mean, my kid threw up on me three times the other night while my husband slept on Star Wars sheets in another child’s bed. We do “date night” on occasion when we can wrangle a babysitter and I have the energy to shower and put on real […]
So just how far will some educators go to help their students? And just how broke-ass is our country’s health care system? Well, this heartbreaking story answers both of those questions. The answers are: far enough that they could get charged with a crime, and regarding health care? Really, really shitty. Casey Smitherman is the […]
Internet fads are fun—especially when they remind us how much parenting has sucked out our life force and taken our will to live, right? I mean, no. Kids are great. Best job everrrrrr. So the #10yearchallenge or #howhardhasaginghityou or #holyfuckyoulooklikeshit challenge (I made that last one up, but it’s basically the same idea) has people […]
If you’re a teacher, or love a teacher, or even know a teacher, you may have an idea why Katie Pearson, 1st grade teacher at Blue Haze Elementary School in Fort Worth, TX, cried five times the other day. You may know the load teachers carry as they fight the pressures of standardized tests and […]
Growing up, I can remember the sounds my mother made when she really hit her limit and finally snapped. It was usually after someone didn’t flush or we all left our shoes everywhere or continued to walk past the overflowing garbage and step over the mountain of laundry. Those are the days she switched from […]
Remember after having a baby when you finally got that first 5-hour chunk of sleep? Even if you woke up bursting with milk, didn’t you feel like the zombie fog had lifted? Like you could run a marathon? Like maybe you’d be a real person again someday? Well, folks, there’s a reason God made us […]