Christian Clickbait and the Lost Art of Using Our Brains Online

This must be a joke. Confusion, shock, and other unpleasant emotions smoldered under my skin when I first read a recent viral post featuring a graphic and title that you’d expect to see on the Christian parody site The Babylon Bee. “Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos” blew up on social media last week, generatingContinue reading “Christian Clickbait and the Lost Art of Using Our Brains Online”

Whose platform is it anyway?

I was born during the Jennifer Era of U.S. history. Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, JLo, and I joined more than half a million of our moniker sisters in dominating the baby name charts from 1970 to 1984, until those scheming Jessicas hijacked our reign. Whether this trend can be attributed to the name of theContinue reading “Whose platform is it anyway?”

Blast those pesky words of the year

As an achievement-driven checklist junkie, I’ve long since punted on making New Year’s resolutions. These unnervingly eager declarations are a death trap for those of us planners who’re strong on the start-up and weak on the follow-through. January gets me bursting with fresh ideas and gleaming ideals, then by March I’ve melted into a puddleContinue reading “Blast those pesky words of the year”

My Pinterest party is better than yours

I had a sobering revelation the other day. While texting a friend about planning speakers and activities for our moms’ group, I discovered a major shortcoming in my life, and perhaps fatal flaw in my involvement helping lead this group: I have no marketable skills to offer other moms. Fellow mamas have come and sharedContinue reading “My Pinterest party is better than yours”