Archive for May 2012

I'm a Financial Dumbass. Are You?

I'm a Financial Dumbass.  Are You?
Today I found out something mildly disturbing: When it comes to finances, I’m a total dumbass. This discovery occurred accidentally, during a chat with one of my closest friends. She was telling me about Denise Albert, Marv Albert’s daughter, who in the process of divorcing has come to realize that she doesn’t know a thing... Read more »

Did Mama Get Her Groove Back?

Did Mama Get Her Groove Back?
My self-imposed, 60-day Get Fit Challenge officially ended this week. Are you dying, or at least curious, to know how it went? Sure, I could toss out a simple answer, but what fun would that be? Instead, allow me to share a quick story about Memorial Day weekend with my little one. I promise that... Read more »

Rebel Yell: Why Traditional College is for the Birds

Rebel Yell: Why Traditional College is for the Birds
Picture this: a reasonably intelligent girl growing up in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Even among her working class neighbors, most of whom do not have college degrees, she and her family are considered poor, with piles of garbage outside their dilapidated house and the requisite broken-down car in a dirt driveway teeming with... Read more »
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May's Scary Skinny List

I know it may seem a tad snarky to call these ladies out on their too slim figures. But let’s be honest: Many of us secretly and not so secretly wish we looked like them. With Dove campaigns featuring curvier women and Vogue banning underweight models, isn’t it time we all challenged the status quo?... Read more »

My Week in Pictures

Someone brought this home. I call it the Bread of My Affliction.

I Want a Baby. Kind of.

I Want a Baby. Kind of.
I want a baby. Let me rephrase that. I want to hold a baby. With 40 right around the corner (as in late 2013), I know I don’t want any more kids. One and done is the motto in our household. Most of the time, our daughter doesn’t seem too bothered by the decision. Sure,... Read more »
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Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? My Mind Has Gone to Sh*t

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? My Mind Has Gone to Sh*t
It’s day 37 of my 60-Day Get Fit Challenge and I’m in a quandary. Wait. Hold on. Before I get into that, let me share the good stuff. I’m fit. Not run-a-marathon fit, but there’s a lot less mush happening on my arms, thighs, butt, and tummy. I can rock that elliptical now for 45... Read more »