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BOOK REVIEW: Confessions of Super Mom September 16, 2016

Confessions of Super Mom Confessions of Super Mom by Melanie Lynne Hauser left me asking myself more questions than the author probably expected me to. Birdie Lee is a suburban single mother of two, saddled with a toad of an ex-husband. One day, she spots a Stain of Unknown Origin and, when regular cleansers don’t…

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No Fair September 11, 2016

“No Fair!!”  ::stamps feet like a toddler:: Anyone who tells you life is fair is trying to sell you something. This is not news to me, or anyone else who has spent more than, say, four years on planet Earth.  But still, it’s a human need to fight injustice wherever we see it.  We may…

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Men, Women, and the Equality of Functional Pockets April 10, 2016

  There will never be true equality between men and women until women have functional pockets in their clothing. Hear me out. I recently had the tremendous pleasure of attending the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop in beautiful, sunny Dayton, Ohio, where apparently it can snow sideways in April. Among the other amazing women (and a…

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BOOK REVIEW: It’s Not That I’m Bitter March 15, 2016

It’s Not That I’m Bitter . . .: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World by Dr. Gina Barreca It’s Not that I’m Bitter, by Dr. Gina Barreca, is a somewhat philosophical, somewhat autobiographical, definitely funny book about professional, well-educated women. Dr. Barreca, a professor of English…

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I. Am. WONDER WOMAN. December 27, 2015

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Wonder Woman. I even got a fake Wonder Woman tattoo and put it on my tricep. (Still not willing to get a real one.) I loved the Wonder Woman TV show when I was a kid, though to be honest I can’t remember the plot of a single specific episode.…

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The Death of Southern Gentlemen January 24, 2015

Seven million years ago, when I was learning how to drive, I asked my father how to check the oil in my car.  Checking the oil was something I’d seen him do, and it seemed to me to be an Essential Part of Grown Up Car Ownership and Maintenance.  My father’s answer?  “You pull into…

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