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An Open Letter to Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms

Dear Abby Lee Miller,

Your show, Dance Moms has been on for three years now. We’ve been watching your dancers grow up before our very eyes. It’s very clear to the rest of us how talented, kind and beautiful they are. Many of us wonder why you can’t see it for yourself. It seems you will never be happy until you have broken them, with the obvious exception of your favorite one. Read More

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Crystal Ponti

Is Easter The New Christmas?

Standing in line at Walmart on Sunday I couldn’t help but notice the types of loot parents are now putting in their kid’s Easter baskets. Handheld gaming consoles, video games, tablet computers, MP3 players, Furbies…expensive electronics and toys. I even saw one mom buying an electric scooter! How big is that child’s basket, woman?!?! Read More


When you’re a parent, you get lots of advice.  And if you know me, you know that I hate unsolicited advice. I hated it when I was single and people told me how to find a husband. I hated it when I was pregnant and people told me how I should take care of myself. I hated it when my kids were small and people told me how to discipline them. Unless I walk up to you and say “Excuse me, random stranger – could you please tell me your thoughts on ____________ ” I really don’t want to hear your advice. Read More

Deva Dalporto

New Facebook Buttons

So rumor has it Facebook is going to install a “sympathy” button so we can all avoid that uncomfortable moment when something bad happens to one of our “friends” and we don’t know whether to “like” it to show support or not. I mean, how do you “like” when someone’s dog dies? AWWWKWARD. Which got me thinking, there’s a few more buttons I’d like to suggest to the peeps at Facebook: Read More

Angela Keck

Who Are You To Judge Me?

Are you so perfect that you feel entitled to sit back and look for others’ flaws? Who appointed you the ruler by which all the rest of us should be measured to determine if we are successful or failures?

If I choose to do something—anything—in a way other than the way you do it does that automatically mean I do it wrong? Have you ever considered for even a moment that others may find fault with the way you do things? Read More