Navigating a Sunscreen Wonderland
(Originally posted on MomsRising.org) Memorial Day has come and gone, which means summer is just around the corner. Whether you tan or don’t tan, whether you lounge on tropical beaches or prefer to spend your summer afternoons doing less sun dappled activities, sunscreen is a must. I’m sure you’ve all been dutifully applying sunscreen throughout the year. But just in case your SPF habits have...
to my sister, the almost-high-school-graduate
I drove down Reisterstown road with the windows rolled down, the back seat stuffed to the hilt with shopping bags. A clean stack of graduation checks were cashed and transformed into tank tops, hand bags, posters, all the teenage girl bits and baubles I had rarely purchased in high school, as I socked away after school job money and prayed to the scholarship powers that be to send me something,...
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Pass the Popcorn: Top Five Movie Moms! →
Check out my blog on the Huffington Post! Did your favorite movie moms make the Top Five?
the unexpected chef: very best brownies.
Woman cannot live on feminism, pop culture, and non-toxic shenanigans alone. Sometimes, she needs brownies. Here’s my recipe for the very best brownies. These are easy to make and have a taste and consistency that’s more akin to a flourless chocolate cake crossed with fudge. Very Best Brownies (A slight variation on this recipe from Alton...
Why 16 Year-Old Alec Loorz Is Suing the Government →
thegreenurbanist: sustainable-sam: “…I am 16 years old. This morning I filed a lawsuit against the United States of America, for allowing money to be more powerful than the survival of my generation, and for making decisions that threaten our right to a safe and healthy planet…” This. “This is a movement. A mass movement of young people standing up with a unified voice to tell the ruling...
On growing up in a TV show.
A year ago I moved from Northern Virginia to San Francisco, but even after living in Arlington for two years, I still automatically respond to “Where did you move from?” with my hometown: Baltimore. Unlike Northern VA, I do miss Baltimore, even if I haven’t lived there in half a decade. A side effect of being far from home, even happily far from home, is that you gain a sudden rosy colored...