I have strung words together for Kiwi Magazine, Babble.com, AOL, Parents Magazine and more. I live in upstate New York with my daughter, husband, dogs, and too many cats. I rock a cool 'do because I shave my head most years to fight children's cancer with the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Though my daughter is officially an elementary schooler, I'm pleased to report I've yet to give in to the curse of the appliqued mom sweater. Small victories, people.
Alright, who got baked before they sat down to write the Glee Christmas episode? Dubbed "Previously Unaired Christmas," the episode was -- as you'd expect by the name -- presented by Jane Lynch (as herself, not Sue Sylvester!) as one Fox canned last year but allowed them pull out of the archives for some festive fun. If Sue breaking character wasn't a sign that things were going to get weird, maybe Jane Lynch dropping coal in Meritt Weaver's stocking should have clued you in that hijinks were afoot?
Either way, it happened. We went tripping back to 2012, when Kurt and Blaine were still broken up, Santana was just getting over Brittany, and somehow it was OK for a glee club at a public high school to put together a living nativity, complete with a transgender Virgin Mary (aka Unique) singing Diana Ross' "Love Child."
It looks like Jenelle Evans is a free woman. No, her divorce from husband and jailbird Courtland Rogers hasn't come through yet (Wednesday officially marked their one-year wedding anniversary!), but the Teen Mom 2 star has managed to get her child support revoked. Jenelle's mom, Barbara Evans, has reportedly agreed to stop making her daughter pay for the care of her grandson.
Here's a story that may make you question who your friends are. An Oregon family is in the midst of a harrowing ordeal as police make a public plea for the return of their missing daughter. Samantha Dodson is just 13, and she hasn't been seen since Tuesday night.
Cops believe the teenager may have run away with a 40-year-old homeless man who is friends with the girl's father! Or at least, Kelsey McCune WAS friends with Samantha's dad. No telling now.
In many ways, my daughter is quite like me. We share the same blue eyes. The same ability to talk and talk and talk and then talk some more. But my daughter, quite simply put, is a pretty girl where I am more of a tomboy.
It's mystified me from the first time she chose a sparkly pink doll over a Tonka truck, but there it is. I have a daughter who makes straight for the dresses in the clothing store, who once poured an entire pot of glitter in her hair in the hope that she could truly sparkle. Who is unlike me in more ways than I can begin to describe.
It's a challenge as a mother, but not in the ways that so many moms of my generation see it. My challenge is to resist the urge to unpretty my daughter.
Brittney Wood's mother ChessieIn horrifying news, cops investigating the disappearance of a missing girl in Alabama have busted a pedophile ring wide open. Nearly a dozen folks are now under arrest on charges that range from rape to sodomy to sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12. Almost as chilling? Everyone arrested is related to missing teen mom Brittney Wood!
Eleven alleged pedophiles and sexual deviants ... from one family? We all have that one black sheep in the family that we steer clear of, but 11?!