Welcome To The Dollhouse

Lucky Duck

Sometimes the people you think you know end up surprising you…and not always in a good way. Even with long-time friendships, there can be facets people reveal that can both stun and sadden you. To be clear, I understand completely that one needs to accept his/her friends as they are, good, bad or in between. […]


The Census & Civil Disobedience: No Check Box for My Kidlet

Excuse me while I have a bit of a rant today, my friends. The subject of my rant is actually nothing new, I’m sorry to report. It actually began with the last census in 2000, it seems. But at that time I was either unaware, unenlightened, or not close enough to the issue for it […]


Reason #759 I’m Glad I’m Not My Mother

Just the other day I was combing through the Dollhouse archives. And if you’ve been blogging as long as I have (since 2003) that’s a lot of combing. Someone had approached me about linking back to my blog tales about my infertility journey. There aren’t a lot of black infertility bloggers and many sistas tend […]


Don’t Go Crossing My Boundaries

I belong to an Open Adoption Blogger webring. Some of you might find this curious since, of late, I rarely seem to blog about adoption. Sure, I’m very forthright about how our daughter joined our family and have no shame about adoption or infertility. It’s just that initially when I wrote about open adoption, and […]


Adventures in Holiday Picture Taking

It’s December…time for the great ordeal experience that is our holiday mailing. This is a tradition that I have foisted on myself over the past two decades. It’s origins lie within my perfectionism. That much is abundantly clear. But I will say that I inherited some of the tendency from Mommy Dearest. Initially when it […]


Protected: Hair o’ the Dog

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Protected: Hair O’The Dog

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Comparative Pain?

Boy, I seemed to have raised a lot of sand with my last post. I touched a lot of germophobes’ nerves. Yet I am glad to see that my assessment that playing in the trash was not a great exploration of her world for a toddler. Thanks for all the comments. I want to shift […]


Saturday Randomness

Yeah, I know you’ve thought I dropped off the face of the earth, but no, I’m still here. I’ve had several blog posts swirling around in my brain but my energy level was so low, I just couldn’t get into them. In fact, I started this post on Saturday, thus the title. Please note that […]


When Will It Stop?

Luda, my trainer, is pregnant. I don’t know how I missed it before since she is showing. Maybe I didn’t want to see. I dunno. What I do know is that I felt that familiar resentment starting up once again. And I hate myself for it. How petty a person can I be to keep […]


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