Back the Life: Officer Down

  At 2:55pm today, Kansas City Kansas Police Captain Robert Melton was pronounced dead from a mortal wound received in the line of duty. He is the second officer within the same department to be killed while responding to a call in two months. His death comes a walk and a half after a Ballwin

Mr. Turner, You Err

This past week I’ve seen a lot of posts about Brock Turner. I had to stop and look up his name just now, because frankly I’m sick of seeing his face, and it’s not worth it to me to learn his name. On June 3rd, he was convicted of three felonies for sexually assaulting a

A Year Passed By

  A year ago, our family vacation ended. That same day, another family lost their mom in a terrible car accident the day after Memorial Day.  I suppose I could say that I can’t believe a year has passed. I some ways, that might be true. I know I can’t believe my kids are already a year

You Can’t Call It Rape

{Trigger warning:This post may not be suitable for all readers. The topic of this post is about rape and medical trauma, and parts may descriptive detail.} Imagine: You’re surrounded by people you don’t know. They stand over you threateningly, with an air of authority. They call you names, and tell you of a horrid fate that awaits

Get The Look: From Virtual to Reality

  This week I took part in a virtual prom. One of the great things about a virtual party is the opportunity to let your imagination run wild! Since it’s virtual, you can wear whatever you want. I immediately hit up my Pinterest boards for inspiration. After a few rounds of voting and a lot of

Am I Done?

Several years ago, after we’d both given birth to our second child, a friend invited me over for dinner, and together we went through all of her maternity clothes. She was done having kids, and since we’re both uniquely vertically challenged, she sent me home with two totes jammed full of maternity clothes and a clear