Judge if you must; I look too damn good to care.
I’ve been aware of the fact that I have ‘thin lips’ since the puberty storm descended her too-early gray cloud upon my head back in third grade.
Yes, at eight freakin’ years old I started going through the first set of ‘hormonal changes’ a gal will experience in her life. Due to this, I had to quit gymnastics that year because my mom wanted me to wear a [very visible] bra under my [skin-tight] leotard.
No thank you.
Plus, along with my ‘thin lips,’ I learned that I had “a small mouth and a wide nose” via my mother’s observations, which served as her short-and-not-so-sweet explanation of why “bangs wouldn’t look flattering on me.” …
…on Toddlers and Touchscreens:
“Smartphone, Tablet Overuse Among Toddlers May Stunt Development” (February 3, 2015)
…on Parenting and Phones:
“Cell Phone Distracted Parenting Can Have Long-Term Consequences: Study” (January 6, 2016)
“Dear Mom On The iPhone: Let Me Tell You What You Don’t See”
(February 15, 2013)
Sidenote: Hey lady, judgmental much?
Below, the epic rebuttal to the uber-sanctimonious blog post above:
“Dear Mom On The iPhone: You’re Doing Fine” (August 11, 2014)
Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory. Adrian Monk of Monk. The Odd Couple’s Felix Unger. For many folks, with the mention of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), these well-known, quirky fictional characters come to mind.
However, for those afflicted and their families, OCD is anything but quirky. In reality, when left untreated, OCD can be debilitating.
As an Eagles fan, I’ve received my fair share of smarmy comments about my favorite band, including:
Throughout my entire second (full-term) pregnancy, physically, I was an absolute wreck. Though my mental state wasn’t exactly zen-like due to pregnancy complications, during periods of healthy gestation, I was the poster mom-to-be of confidence. I mean, I had already raised a daughter, quite successfully for the past eight years! Now, another sweet, wonderful little girl for my husband and I to raise was about to enter this world?
Easy-peasy. I so got this.
I was older at age 36 than I was when I birthed my first child at 28. Definitely wiser, too (so I believed). …