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Am I white? My DNA thinks so.

For years I checked the “other” box when it came to identifying my race, but the results of my recent [...]

ears I checked the “other” box when it came to identifying my race, but the results of my recent Ancestry DNA test have me wondering– am I white? I grew up in an almost entirely white suburb where the only reason you didn’t have blue or green eyes was because you were Asian. I had deep hazel eyes, coarse textured hair, and olive skin from day 1. I remember my friend Liz in f... More...


By • Nov 13th, 2014 • Category: FAMILY


Polar Express Train Ride in Upstate NY

Looking to take your kids on a real Polar Express train ride? Hop aboard in upstate New York, where the [...]

ng to take your kids on a real Polar Express train ride? Hop aboard in upstate New York, where the Saratoga area is offering a super fun Polar Express train ride experience for entire families. The Saratoga & North Creek Railway will begin service to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 2014.  The magical story comes to life when the train depa... More...


By • Nov 13th, 2014 • Category: FAMILY, Parenting



Introducing the Abandoned Baby Bat Hospital

There is a baby bat hospital in Australia that specializes in the care of abandoned baby bats. I know most [...]

is a baby bat hospital in Australia that specializes in the care of abandoned baby bats. I know most people are afraid of bats, but I have always thought of them as cutesy flying kittens that suck blood, and enjoy a good aerial view. Naturally, since Australia is basically an upside-down United States, they have a hospital in Atherton that specializes in abandoned baby bats. Bet you never thought you&... More...


By • Nov 4th, 2014 • Category: Babies, FOOD AND TRAVEL


5 Ways to Bond With A Toddler

Easy ways to bond with a toddler The ways to bond with a toddler have so little to do with [...]

ways to bond with a toddler The ways to bond with a toddler have so little to do with what conventional adults might like- it’s the hands on, no thoughts about consequences, all the bright colors, giggle with me endlessly kinds of love that pay off. I caught up with a few of my favorite parenting experts and veteran moms for tips on how to bond with a toddler better than ever before: 1. Real... More...


By • Oct 29th, 2014 • Category: FAMILY, Parenting


The #1 Reason You Should Stay in School

This Australian PSA offers a very compelling reason to stay in school.     When I was a teenager, I [...]

Australian PSA offers a very compelling reason to stay in school.     When I was a teenager, I obviously skipped a lot of school. I never quit though, because I didn’t want to be trapped in the shitbox I grew up in. I didn’t know at the time that college would be a complete waste of my time, but it got me out of the Florida panhandle, so I guess I should just shut up and be thankful that... More...


By • Oct 10th, 2014 • Category: Advice, FAMILY


Six Inappropriate Playgrounds

Some playgrounds are better suited for anything except playing. When I was very young, there were no playgrounds anywhere near [...]

playgrounds are better suited for anything except playing. When I was very young, there were no playgrounds anywhere near the spot where our charming little Florida shrimping boat was docked, so my mom walked us through the cemetery. To this day, I find cemeteries to be very relaxing, comforting places, a fact that most people find strange, and I can’t help but wonder if my mom is to blame. I don... More...


By • Oct 3rd, 2014 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, Parenting


Pets in Drag: Bumbleebee Dogs and Dragon Cats

A Russian salon gives colorful makeovers to boring pets. Is it me, or does nothing good ever come out of [...]

sian salon gives colorful makeovers to boring pets. Is it me, or does nothing good ever come out of Russia anymore? Even vodka, who was my very best friend for the past 13 years has started to get on my nerves (or rather, the 2 day hangover that comes with turning 30). Doria Gotz is a pet salon owner from Yakaterinburg, Russia who makes her living my transforming people’s pets into Pokemon, basi... More...


By • Sep 28th, 2014 • Category: Cosmetics, FAMILY


Janelle Monae on Sesame Street

Janelle Monae is coming to Sesame Street. Sesame Street has invited Janelle Monae to take up temporary residency in an [...]

le Monae is coming to Sesame Street. Sesame Street has invited Janelle Monae to take up temporary residency in an attempt to completely beat every other toddler show ever. Janelle will perform her original song “The Power Of Yet” for the September 16th episode, and I think it’s fair to say that the power of Elmo and Janelle Monae in unison totally beats out everything Captain Plan... More...


By • Sep 12th, 2014 • Category: Babies, FAMILY, Parenting


Woman Makes Life-Like Dolls With Her Children’s Hair

Marilyn Mansfield has over 300 dolls, including one that was made with her son’s hair. In fucking creepy news, New [...]

yn Mansfield has over 300 dolls, including one that was made with her son’s hair. In fucking creepy news, New York-based doll-maker Marilyn Mansfield is so obsessed with dolls that she treats them like actual babies, walks them around in strollers, and has used her son’s hair to make one of them feel more like family. It should be mentioned that that doll’s name is Davina Star, her husband’s name... More...


By • Sep 9th, 2014 • Category: FAMILY, Toys


Five People Who Love Chipotle Too Much

It’s a Chipotle world out there, and we are all just living in it. A burrito baby Some people are [...]

s a Chipotle world out there, and we are all just living in it. A burrito baby Some people are strangely obsessed with Chipotle. While I admit that I love a good pork burrito as much as the next homo, I will also never eat it unless I am within a five-mile radius of a bathroom. Chipotle is my favorite hangover food, and there are few other chain restaurants out there where that can guarantee I wo... More...


By • Aug 24th, 2014 • Category: Food, Parenting