If you put a lobster in a pot with tepid water and gradually increase temperature, the lobster will be lulled into a sense of security and not realize it is slowly being suffocated to death. Abusive relationships are a lot like that. I am now coming to terms with the realization that I spent over […]
I have an 18-year-old who just graduated high school. He is awesome. Smart, talented, and funny with a beautiful heart. And he is not going to college. He will spend the next year or more in what will probably be a series of crappy jobs. He will be an entry level, barely educated, minimum wage […]
RBF Resting. Bitch. Face. This is a real thing. It is not a particularly nice thing to say about someone – or really, even a thing that needs to be said at all. Seriously, why is this even a thing that is commented upon? It says resting right in the title – being concerned about […]
“I am 45 with two failed marriages!” my friend asserted while in a full self-pity spiral. As if the number of years she has been on the planet plus the number of times she has believed in a relationship somehow means she will never find love or be worthy of respect again. I couldn’t believe […]
My five-year-old daughter and I were discussing weddings and dance parties. I was feeling good about my open-minded parenting skills when I turned to her and said: “Well, if you choose to get married some day, you can have a disco ball at your wedding, too.” I am careful to never mention gender when I […]
Freedom is a beautiful thing I think we can all agree that women are under a lot of scrutiny. A lot. We are almost always too fat – unless we cross over and become “disgustingly thin” or a “skinny bitch”. We are expected to behave, and we hear these commands all the time: “Smile!” “Sit […]
Ok, I am pissed. The Dress Code thing has always been an issue for me – but we are at code-fucking-orange here people. That’s right, girls are getting hazed and shamed. They are being kicked out of proms, made to wear scarlet letter suits, and are being called skanks by those in authority – the […]
Karen is an outspoken comedian, writer, artist, teacher, speaker, podcaster, Mom of seven children, and an adventurous thinker. She is a strong advocate of mindful thinking, asking for what you want, and living an empowered life. Karen speaks with expertise and humor on gender issues, parenting, homeschooling, autism, co-housing, sex and sexuality, positive self imagery, and being ridiculously happy and super-cool.