YA/kid chapter book recommendations please!

I'm looking for books that feature people of color. So far I have the Ruby and the Booker Boys series, the Keena Ford series, and the Nikki Grimes Dyamonde Daniels series, as well as One Crazy Summer and Nobody's Family is Going to Change. I know Nikki Grimes has a lot of books that I haven't read yet. I would also… » 10/28/14 9:33pm Tuesday 9:33pm

A Hard But Necessary Lesson to Learn

Kid Stabby #2 (he of the awesome insults) is super-duper pissed at me right this very moment. He's currently finishing his dinner by himself, and with every bite I can hear him crying and muttering to himself about how much he hates me. This is because about half an hour ago, he came into the kitchen as I was… » 10/22/14 7:00pm 10/22/14 7:00pm

Why do I always have to be responsible for everything?

I swear to God, I am so over this shit sometimes. If I don't remember stuff that goes on in this family it never gets done. And my husband never has to deal with any of the repercussions so of course he's not going to remember it. I finally put my foot down and told him he's responsible for the kids' dental… » 9/07/14 8:11pm 9/07/14 8:11pm

"American Commune," the film about The Farm

I finally got to see "American Commune" tonight. This is a documentary made by two women who grew up on The Farm in the 1970's and 1980's. The Farm was the longest-running and largest commune in American history, with over 1500 members at one point. Its founder, Steven Gaskin, was an alternative religious guru; his… » 8/16/14 11:51pm 8/16/14 11:51pm