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First Annual Christmas List Of Misandry Gifts

December 5, 2013

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The “I hate men” complaint is nothing new (and has long been embraced by men’s groups), but recently it’s been embraced by young feminists who are gettin’ all misandry-inspired. (For those of you who don’t know, misandry is the opposite of misogyny. Otherwise known as the hatred of men.) When I wrote about misandry crafts […]

Trying To Feel Merry And Bright… When You’re Not Feeling So Merry And Bright

December 24, 2012


Guest Post by Stephanie Simpson Lazenby The classic holiday song sings, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  But this year, I am finding it very hard to believe that it is.  There has been a disturbance in the force – and it has left me reeling. In the short span of a couple […]

The Holiday Card As Family Photograph

December 16, 2012


I sent adorable holiday cards for years. My friend Gina would come over and take pictures of my  kids snuggling like Care Bears. Then I began grabbing candid pictures of them, one’s I thought more accurately depicted their relationship. One year they were covered in mud. I was in charge of the holiday card sending […]

Why I’m Not Sending Holiday Cards 2012

December 14, 2012


Last year I had all sorts of reasons why I didn’t send holiday cards of my adorable kids. And though I got pummeled by some angry folks on the Huffington Post (e.g., Why would I call it a holiday card when it’s a Christmas card? Have I forgotten about the reason for Christmas? Oh, you […]

Elf On The Shelf: Santa’s Little Narc

December 3, 2012


Guest Post by Stephanie Lazenby As a parent I hold the key to many secrets, like the Tooth Fairy, what a mortgage is and where babies come from.  Santa is the biggest secret of all.  But now there is a new character being heaped onto to the pile of Christmas make-believe which adds onto my […]

An Open Letter To My Defective GE Microwave Oven

November 26, 2012


Update: GE contacted me shortly after I posted this on Twitter. They offered me up to $300 to replace the microwave since it was still under the one-year warranty. I can only commend them for excellent customer service and I’m highly impressed. With that said, if I hadn’t blasted them across the web, would they […]

Thanksgiving Drama: The Overcooked Turkey, The Vegetarian And The Emails

November 19, 2012


Though I’ve been a vegetarian since I was about 10, and have no interest in eating turkey whatsoever, I’ve always wanted to host Thanskgiving at my house. And since my sister-in-law, who usually hosts a beautiful Thanksgiving every year, called it quits on the holiday–after being out of power for almost two weeks, she and […]

Why I’m Not Sending Holiday Cards

December 16, 2011


I haven’t sent out holiday cards in 5 years. And I tried. I really tried! Especially this year. I went through Shutterfly and Snapfish and Tiny Prints. I went through all of our photos from Long Beach Island this summer. I went through the photos from the pumpkin patch. Central Park Zoo. More beaches. More […]