My children have my last name. I adopted them as a single woman, although Midwesternman was with me on both journeys. When we married and he adopted, his name was tucked in. I filled out too many forms and fought too many battles on my way to parenthood to let my name slip away. » 7/19/14 8:59pm Saturday 8:59pm

The Adoption Wedding. Ten years together, while I finalized two adoptions as a single mom bc Midwesternman was 'to old to adopt.' We finally married with his kids from his first marriage as our attendants, then went into the adoption ceremony for two kids that had always called him Daddy. We were pronounced a legal… » 7/15/14 6:46pm 7/15/14 6:46pm

You win and that poor cat lost. I am editing this in my brain to end with her driving away in the UHaul, cackling madly, when the cat cat jumps on the wheel and sends her over a cliff. The cat lands on all fours and scampers back to you. » 7/12/14 12:53am 7/12/14 12:53am

I was at a bar listening to a band on a first date. A strange man started staring at me, then he followed me to the bathroom, back from the bathroom, stood behind me, and kept inching closer to me. I asked my date if he knew him, nope. We moved away. Creeper followed. We moved again, creeper followed. Still staring,… » 7/03/14 6:13pm 7/03/14 6:13pm

My son is Chinese, with dry earwax, and mosquitos love him. I used to have to wrap him in a blanket to carry him to the car, bc they would swarm at him while ignoring me, and I usually get bit. He must have been super sweet. As he ages, they like him less. » 7/01/14 4:02pm 7/01/14 4:02pm

My hormonal birth control has prevented me from killing people by reducing my ovarian cysts. The pain every month was horrible, and it hit without warning. At work, in a store, while blissfully sleeping, and then curled up howling in pain. Now I picture those little pills forming a protective barrier around my… » 7/01/14 1:33pm 7/01/14 1:33pm

In his defense, the first time I saw goat cheese on a menu in a fancy restaurant, I asked if my date had ever seen a goat. Stinky, nasty, butting creatures were not my favorite farm animals growing up. But they do make some damn good cheese. » 6/24/14 10:26pm 6/24/14 10:26pm

At least in my district, it is the middle-upper income bracket not getting vaccines. We have free vac clinics at two schools during registration and free transportation to those sites. Many lower income parents are busy juggling jobs and childcare and happily take advantage of the easy access to vaccinations at this… » 6/24/14 10:07pm 6/24/14 10:07pm