A Happy Birthday To Roe V. Wade — And A Middle Finger To Its Deadly Step-Sibling, The Helms Amendment

This post by Kelley Calkins originally appeared on Ravishly on Jan. 22, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.

A dear “happy birthday” and a hearty “goddamn, I want to build a barricade around you to protect you from the clutches of politicians who seek to render women autonomy-less chattel” go out to Roe v. Wade today! Continue reading A Happy Birthday To Roe V. Wade — And A Middle Finger To Its Deadly Step-Sibling, The Helms Amendment

Friday News Bites: #SOTU15, Yemen + More

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday had its fair share of highlights, and we’ve also got updates on the situation in Yemen, a found Mars lander, and much more. It’s time for Friday News Bites…

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

The 2015 Girl Scout cookie season is underway across the country. Earlier today, my daughter and I tallied her sales and emailed them to our cookie manager. This year, my fourth grader approached many customers herself, went knocking on neighbors’ doors and called relatives. She wrote down the orders herself, gave totals, and is currently planning her thank you notes for delivery. Watching her take a vested interest in this annual project adds even more value to this experience. Continue reading It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

University Offers a Class on “Mean Girls” – Let’s Have Our Own!

Finally, your ability to quote almost every single line from Mean Girls is going to pay off! Colorado College is offering a class titled “Queen Bees, Wannabes, and Mean Girls (CO200)“. (For those of you who didn’t already know, the Mean Girls movie is based on a book, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosalind Wiseman.) Continue reading University Offers a Class on “Mean Girls” – Let’s Have Our Own!

Lunchtime Poll: Do You Stick Q-tips (or other items smaller than your elbow) In Your Ear?

In spite of all the warnings drilled into me since I was a wee MacIntosh, I swab out my ear canals like a rebel, after every single shower.  Continue reading Lunchtime Poll: Do You Stick Q-tips (or other items smaller than your elbow) In Your Ear?

High Fives: Sara Habein

I had the pleasure to discuss music with one of my favorite people in the world, our own Sara Habein. We know how much I love lists and rankings, and it seems that having a discussion about music and adding rankings to things is right up my alley. I had so much fun having a little back and forth with Sara.  Continue reading High Fives: Sara Habein

News in Europe: Camel Wrestling?

Yes. There will be something about camel wrestling later, but let’s have some news first. Continue reading News in Europe: Camel Wrestling?