Posts in category "FUCK"

Do You Identify as a Woman? Welcome to Your Pre-Existing Conditions

Here is a listing I found of pre-existing conditions: AIDS Alcoholism/Alcohol Abuse (within 7 years) Angioplasty Aortic Stenosis Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease Ascites (within 5 years) Bi-Polar Disorder Boecks Sarcoidosis By-pass surgery Cancer (other than skin cancer)/Malignant Melanoma² Cerebral Vascular Accident Cerebral Vascular Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (if currently smoking) Chronic Pancreatitis Chronic Renal Failure... Read more »

How to Persist in Kindness while Living in a Culture of Meanness

As we got out of our car last weekend to go to a new tumbling class (which both kids refused to do – but that’s another story), the woman in the car in front of us came over and said, “I’m random acts of kindness-ing you” and handed me a parking meter stub to put... Read more »

I am so Angry and Tired and Sad but I Refuse to Stop Rising Up

I swear to god the punches just keep on coming. If it’s something good and decent and kind, it will be ripped away right now.  It feels like every good move or victory for empathy and compassion and inclusion has been burned to the ground, or will be soon and I am just holding my... Read more »
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A GrubHub Delivery Was the Key to Finding My Christmas Spirit

The water seeped through the kitchen floor from the refrigerator water line to the ceiling of the basement and then flooded the floor.  So the crews came in and did the same thing they did two years ago when we flooded. That time it was from the outside, and this time it came from INSIDE... Read more »

If You Woke Up Today in Disbelief About the Election Results

I am in shock.  I am entirely saddened.  I am angry and confused and feel like I’ve been duped. Because, as my friend Jane wrote last night: This feels like: Fuck you, women don’t matter. Fuck you, black and brown people don’t matter. Fuck you, non-Christians don’t matter. Fuck you, trans and gay and bi... Read more »

When Someone Tells You They Cannot Afford Something, Be Kind

We have extremely kind, caring neighbors.  So much so that I was blindsided yesterday as I was chatting with a neighbor that I don’t know well at all, but she has a daughter around our kids same age and she asked me (right after I told her how excited we are to start park district... Read more »
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Alcohol is a Liar and a Thief

I really only identified out loud as an alcoholic when I quit drinking.  Of course I was one long before that happened, but I didn’t admit it and I certainly didn’t say it out loud, let alone with any kind of the pride I carry today. I had one job 15 years ago.  Don’t drink.... Read more »

Camp Mom Goes Into the Woods

This is a cross post blog experiment with dear friend and fellow blogger Sheila from Mary Tyler Mom.  You can read hers HERE. Once upon a time. I wish. It was a glorious Friday morning in Chicago.  The kind that demands you get outside and partake in the fresh air and the beauty that is... Read more »

Snapping Bras on the School Bus - It Is More Than "Boys Will Be Boys"

It started about 4th or 5th grade.  I don’t remember when it hit, exactly, but I know I was young.  It seems that my entire “period of growth” lasted from about 10 years old ending only when I entered high school. Riding the bus was a living nightmare.  We lived in a new neighborhood –... Read more »
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Keep Living Until You Feel Alive Again

I look at my social media memories every morning as part of my checks – Email – Check Facebook – Check Twitter – Check Instagram – Check Neko Atsume – MAN THOSE CATS MUST BE HUNGRY – Check Kids – throw some cereal their way – CHECK Today I looked and saw this – As... Read more »