RBF.

You’ve seen the memes.

You’ve seen your girlfriends boasting about their RBF.

But, what even is RBF, you might ask?

RBF is an acronym for Resting B**** Face.

Oh, how lovely, right?

Don’t get me wrong, there are some women that OWN this and are PROUD of it. But, what if we spun it for a minute? What about the women that are always smiling and always friendly and approachable… what about them? Where’s their acronym to wear and share like it’s some kind of prize?

Ladies, let’s be honest here… do you REALLY want to be labeled in such a negative light?

Let’s go back to when you met your spouse or significant other… Is this how you greeted them, with RBF? What about when we walk into a staff or board meeting? “Oh, hey everyone, RBF here.” Or how about when we visit our grandparents in the hospital on their deathbeds? RBF then too? Meet the Teacher night? “Hello, Mrs. Barnes, I’m so excited for 3rd grade! This is my mom, RBF.”

Ladies. STOP.

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Well, FIX YOUR FACE THEN.

There’s nothing attractive or becoming when your facial expression speaks before you do.

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Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Colossians 3:12

 

Private Photo (Calculator%)

Okay, look… If your husband child owns a smart phone, then you already KNOW things like this exist. Let’s just work together to be “in the know” and stay one step ahead of these sneaky little angels we call our children. #ittakesavillage

Private Photo (Calculator%) hides private photos and videos behind a calculator application. If you put in a passcode, it will open up a private area. All files are securely stored in the app and remain completely private and confidential.

Sadly, there are currently 25 of these calculator photo hiders in the app store! There’s no telling what other hider apps are out there. This one is relevant to children for obvious reasons… and the calculator actually functions!

Pamela L. Casey, District Attorney of the 41st Judicial Circuit – Blount County, posted this video on her Facebook on September 1, 2015. Within 24 hours it has almost 630K views.

Hopefully your immediate thought is that your child would never, but believe me… they would! Don’t be the naïve parent! Stay involved. Keep a watchful eye on your children! I can personally attest to 14-15 year old cheerleaders at my daughter’s school blocking me on Twitter (you know who you are) because I brought light to the filth they were tweeting. Just remember, young ladies, I’m smarter than you. When we tell you that we’ve been there and done that, we aren’t bluffing. I can also attest to 13-14 year olds at my daughter’s school being suspended for oral sex in the bathroom, mass texting nude photos, and the list goes on and on. It’s disturbing, really.

All I’m saying is that your kids KNOW more than you think. They’re DOING more than you think. They’re SEEING more than you think. They’re SHARING more than you think. THEY’RE POSTING MORE THAN YOU THINK! And if you’re reading this and you STILL think it’s not your child, but you haven’t looked at their social media accounts, I’M TALKING TO YOU.

Stitch Fix… Or Naa?

Everyone loves getting mail, and these companies are banking on that… literally.

Barkbox.

Ipsy.

Dollar Shave Club.

Blue Apron.

Birchbox.

Stitch Fix.

I may or may not pay monthly for one or more three of the above mentioned “box clubs.” Who’s counting anyway? #amiright

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“This country has gone to hell,” they said.

Whoa, man. The internet exploded today over the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. The bigots and the Christians and the homosexuals went to war!

You can read all about that here.

I decided not to blog about this, but instead simply posted my two cents in ten words on Facebook, and the debate ensued. It wasn’t until my dear husband owned someone’s rant on Leviticus 20:13 that I was persuaded and decided to blog this so that it may be shared. I will post it here for those who do not wish to read the entire thread, which I linked above, but it definitely is a good read in it’s entirety.

Leviticus 20:13 says:

If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.

The burning response is as follows:

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Pleazer Make It Stop.

Guys, I am trying here. I see Kardashian trash in my newsfeed every.single.day. Some days I can scroll by. Some days I click on the link to read the article. Some days I sit with my mouth agape wondering how it is even possible that our media can exploit this CHILD, Kylie Jenner, and it be acceptable. That’s the life they chose though, right? Well, yes… to an extent, but the constant free-for-all that is Tyga and Kylie is concerning. I mean, this girl is a teenager. She is UNDERAGE. She was born in 1997! It’s beyond sickening to me that because of who they are, everyone is just like… ehh, not my business.

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If you live under a rock or you’ve just missed the latest trending news, Kylie Jenner (17) has a rapper boyfriend, Tyga (25) and on Tuesday, June 16th, he posted his track “Pleazer” and the internet is stunned.

“’bout to catch a felony for it”

Oh, Tyga. Why?

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Be Confident Enough.

In scrolling through my Facebook feed of late, I have noticed the unsettling trend of “_____ shaming” everything.


There’s fat shaming.

There’s fit shaming.

There’s makeup shaming. Yes, really. Y’all know who you are! Making fun of girls trying to get them eyebrows #onfleek

How about we get that AMBITION #onfleektho

Feel me?

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Thanks Starbucks. I Basic(ally) Wish You Just Wouldn’t.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Frappuccino, starting June 8th, Starbucks is offering six new flavors: Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cinnamon Roll, Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Lemon Bar, and Red Velvet Cake.

Yay!!! right?

Ummm, no.

Not if you care AT ALL about what you are putting into your body… or into your children’s bodies.

Hang on… hang on… stop rolling your eyes and hear me out. This is going somewhere. 

If you’ve read my blogs before, you may remember my rants on “mom guilt” and the fact that it is a real, live thing. Maybe it’s just the way I was raised, but I NEVER drank coffee as a child, nor have I (until the last month) indulged in my adulthood. I mean, there’s that whole stained teeth and coffee breath thing… Ack! No thanks! Well, in reference to the mom guilt, my daughters love Starbucks. LOVE it, y’all. L.O.V.E.I.T. At first, I fought this. I turned my nose up at the thought of MY children drinking (GASP!) coffee. I even secretly gave the stink eye to all of the friends’ parents who purchased these evil concoctions for my angel daughters. I was that mom. You know the one… the “MY kids will NEVER do that” mom. Well… they did. And they still do. I have even I mean, Santa has even put Starbucks cards in my girls’ stockings! What the what?! I know, right?

My original intention of keeping these drinks out of the hands of my children was because of obvious lack of nutritional value. Children don’t need coffee. Period. We all know that. So that was enough for me to stand by my “No.” when asked. Now, however, I have taken a moment to research what exactly IS in that drink and it is shocking. It’s one thing for me to provide you with this:

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