Author Archives: Valerie Williams

Shame On Toys R Us For Caving To The Pearl Clutchers And Removing Breaking Bad Figurines From Shelves

Shame On Toys R Us For Caving To The Pearl Clutchers And Removing Breaking Bad Figurines From Shelves

We heard the news yesterday of outraged mommy Susan Schrivjer gathering signatures on a petition to have Breaking Bad figurines removed from shelves at Toys R Us because of their inappropriateness for children. Never mind the fact that Toys R Us has always stocked “adult” figurines for adult collectors, THINK OF THE CHILDREN! More »

Katy Perry Joins Forces With Overly Concerned Moms To Save Rainbow Chip Frosting, Hilarity Ensues

Katy Perry Joins Forces With Overly Concerned Moms To Save Rainbow Chip Frosting, Hilarity Ensues

Most families have traditions for birthdays and of course, they are something we all look forward to. However, I think most of us are sensible enough to know that certain things won’t last forever and today, I found out that Rainbow Chip frosting was in danger of being one of them. That is, until Betty Crocker listened to Katy Perry, Patron Saint of Rainbow Chip. Before she spoke up, it looked like the frosting might be in peril, despite the desperate pleas of moms everywhere. More »

Michelle Obama Wants To Feed Your Kids This Sad School Lunch

Michelle Obama Wants To Feed Your Kids This Sad School Lunch

I’m sure we all remember what school lunch was like when we were kids. Bountiful mountains of mashed potatoes coated in gravy and shredded turkey. Greasy pizza and a teensy cup of “salad” that was basically shredded lettuce and a bunch of cheese. Chicken patty day (yesss!), taco day and the beloved Breakfast For Lunch. Was it healthful? Definitely not. Were you full afterward if you ate it? Absolutely. Well, I am here to tell you that those days are over in schools where the new Michelle Obama/USDA-mandated school lunch has become the norm. More »

My Kids Try To Make Me Feel Guilty About My Job And Sometimes, It Works

My Kids Try To Make Me Feel Guilty About My Job And Sometimes, It Works

As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes, I let myself fall victim to the very creative and manipulative things my kids say to try to make me feel guilty for working. Most of the time, I am well able to roll my eyes and move on with life, knowing they are seven and five and just being kids. Sometimes, I feel like they are tiny sages speaking an absolute truth that I am too old, lazy or jaded to see on my own. It is a near-daily occurrence that my kids try to make me feel guilty about my job and I am trying to rise above it. More »

Judge Doesn’t Believe In Maternity Leave, Makes Lawyer Bring Her Infant To Court

Judge Doesn't Believe In Maternity Leave, Makes Lawyer Bring Her Infant To Court

In news guaranteed to make any sane person’s jaw drop, lawyer Stacy M. Ehrisman-Mickle was denied a continuance she requested for an immigration hearing she was scheduled to attend. The reason for the continuance? She was still on maternity leave. She asked for an additional three weeks and opposing counsel agreed but Justice J. Dan Pelletier, Sr. felt otherwise and turned down the request. More »

Closing Cleveland Schools For Ebola Isn’t Actually Protecting Anyone

Closing Cleveland Schools For Ebola Isn't Actually Protecting Anyone

In a glaring example of hysteria at it’s finest, two Cleveland-area schools have closed due to a staff member having traveled on a Frontier Airlines plane the night after Dallas nurse and Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson had flown on it. I understand the schools wanting to take the proper precautions but if they are closing Cleveland schools for Ebola concerns, why stop there? Aren’t there grocery stores, gas stations, libraries and a number of other public places where people could come into contact with the disease? Clearly, this reaction is totally overboard and only serves to frighten people needlessly.
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