Barbie Animal Rescue Playset Review by Maisie!

Link to the Barbie Animal Rescue Playset on Amazon.com

She received this for her 7th birthday this week and LOVES IT SO MUCH!! If you have an animal mad kiddo, this is the Barbie set for you!

Huge shout out to C & J who sent this to her!


Hate crimes against Asian and Black people rise sharply in the U.S., FBI says

Hate crimes against Asian and Black people rise sharply in the U.S., FBI says



  • Hate crimes targeting people of Asian descent in the U.S. rose by 70% last year compared with the number of such incidents in 2019, the FBI said.
  • That increase coincided with the outbreak in the U.S. of the Covid pandemic, which some racists have unjustly blamed on Asian Americans because the coronavirus originated in China.
  • The number of hate crimes targeting Black people jumped nearly 40% last year compared with 2019 levels.
  • President Joe Biden in April signed the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act to address the rise in anti-Asian American crimes seen in 2020.

As a minority/multi-ethnic person of color, I can contest to this. I’ve experienced this off and on my entire half-century of life, but it is getting so much worse again.

It is everywhere- on social media, in public, in the workplace- AND IT NEEDS TO STOP.

I want my children to live in a world where these ethnic/religious based aggressions are not an issue.

The witch hunts need to stop.

I don’t care what color you are- if you are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Pagan- we need to live in a world where people feel safe and heard and are not subjected to horrors based on our DIFFERENCES and fear.


You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch…

Unfortunately, it’s not just him.

Some people confound me sometimes/oftentimes/almost always.

What makes them choose unkind coldness when they could be joyous and uplifting? Why do people gaslight and ridicule emotions- the very thing that makes us human?

I have a theory. I think that sometimes people are purposely demeaning in order to destroy other’s peace of mind. Maybe they get joy out of it. Maybe they’re coached to do so.

Either way, it’s toxic and not a very productive way to live.

When one adds positions of responsibility and power to that sewage, you get a mind-numbing shit stew.

We have ONLY ONE JOB, really, as humans. BE KIND, above all.

Our other job in my opinion is to CALL OUT INJUSTICE when it is happening. Don’t let people abuse others. Don’t let them abuse YOU.

Abuse comes in many creative forms. Sometimes micro aggressions can be worse than outright battery.

What motivates your cruelty? Is it fear, power, racism, religion, politics, your childhood abuse?

Don’t bother answering. It isn’t for you- my mind rambles for ME.

You have to live with your karma. I will live with mine.


Discovered an All-Natural Product for my Kid’s Hair Snarls

this kid went from being immaculate before Pandemic Lockdown to being a feral child who barely wants to brush her hair now at almost (IN A WEEI!) 7 yrs old!

You can see by the look on her face in the befores that she was less than thrilled to play guinea pig- but it worked and she didn’t scream bloody murder while I brushed the tangles out this time!

That alone is worth EVERYTHING… if you have kids like this, you know what I’m talking about.

It’s actually L’BRI Deep Pore Freshener (and yes, I am a consultant)

I was shocked that it was for more than just faces! Aloe is magical.

Get yours at linktr.ee/missmaisieandme