The Joys of Being Childfree

Now that’s not a word that means your kids are at summer camp or has Grandma babysitting while you take off on a holiday. No indeed. Childfree is a proper concept thank you very much and one that’s catching more momentum as well. Today there are more people who consciously take the decision to not…

It’s Probably For The Best….

Life offers up platitudes GALORE. Some are self-generated and the others are ladled out by well-intentioned albeit unoriginal people. But platitudes, clichés whatever we choose to term them, do serve a purpose. The first time I saw this scene in Victor Victoria, it struck me for a reason I wasn’t able to define or even…

Ring In The Madness…

There are times when one wants to thoroughly box Alexander Graham Bell’s ears. True, he took communication to a previously unknown zenith but sometimes it’s actually too much of a good thing. I remember there being 2 different landlines in my parents’ house while my dad was still working and there were plenty of days…

Getting My Goat!

These aren’t those bleating goats. No Siree! They are those invisible metaphorical goats whose horns keep poking at you something fierce about stuff that irks you at the very least and makes you want to take a sledgehammer to stuff at times. So back to all my irks…and there are quite a few…dirty nails, people…

The Low Down On Having Your Kids

Kids are trouble. If our parents had known that then and unless they were full of the love of humankind our existence would be voided. But this is a more realistic and non-candy floss way of looking at having kids. The making of the kids is probably the best part of the entire deal but…

Beware The Quiet Ones…For They Art Dark!

The loud people of this world, well most of them anyhow, are fairly easy to decipher. What’s not hard? Everything they think, feel and see is broadcast all over with no consideration for others…am proud to be an official member of this elite group since puberty. But it’s the Quiet Ones you have to watch out…

Why Should I?

Why should I *have* to like cooking? Why should I worry about calorie intake and the amount of sugar my kids ought to get? We have dentists and I have money ergo…well…figure it out. Why should I be buying the bedsheets and crap all the time? Aren’t there any geometric patterned bedsheets and covers to…

Saying When

I am a daughter of an never-diagnosed, almost-OCD father. And I mean that in semi-jest. Growing up, life was a series of bedspreads which had to be redone because of a semi-wrinkle towards the edge of the bed and the litany of “Perfection is NOT an accident.” My mother, God Bless HER!, isn’t OCD but…

A Woman Inspired

First off..this isn’t an anti-men blog. It’s not anti- anything per se but it’s about what A Particular Woman wants. No mouthpiece for the countless women who abound in the world here folks. All about an opinionated woman’s opinions. And when there’s a first, a second is sure to follow…so like I started out to…

Zeus Had Elves

I swear you can’t make up the kind of stuff that resides in a child’s imagination! Most of my talks with my kid start with him telling me something he’s heard or read or seen. The stuff he’s read and seen is more reliable given the way his mind processes information. The stuff he’s heard…

Womens Magazines: The Serpent of Eden?

I used to like to read Cosmo and Marie Claire and Better Homes&Gardens until I realized that they weren’t reflective of my reality at all. According to Cosmo (and its ilk) life should be all about my body type, where I’m out on weekends at least 2xs a month and be having rip-roaring, toe-curling orgasms…

Feminism- Bete Noire or Not?

A lot of people, including women, have perceived feminists as women who take up the cause of women at large because they have intellect rather than looks or because they think that not having to shave their legs empowers them in some way or the other. The Webster Dictionary defines Feminism as: (a) the belief that…