My entire life, I’ve loved men. Which is why I was so disappointed when I learned that I can’t be friends with them. I’ve been resisting the truth since high school, but I waved a white flag when my marriage was at stake.… READ THE REST
There hasn’t been a war on American soil in a long time, so it’s easy to feel a bit detached from what’s going on in the world. I’m hoping to give you a different point of view by sharing what it’s like to be an immigrant in the United States.… READ THE REST
Over the years I’ve collected a good amount of friends. I’m fairly introverted, but once people get past my resting bitch face, I think they find me to be moderately agreeable. (Or not, whatever. Like I said, I’m an introvert.)
I quickly learned though, that 36 nights (and days) of consecutive college drinking does not make a friend.… READ THE REST
Motherhood is truly my greatest joy. You get to grow another human inside your body and feel their every move as they develop and thrive. You get to hold your heart outside of your body, which has been ravaged by 30 hours of natural labor and an emergency cesarean, in my case.… READ THE REST
I was twenty when I met my husband and a year or two into a relationship with someone else. I didn’t think I was meeting my soul mate, I recognized what anyone with eyes did: he looked like a Ken doll.… READ THE REST
“I could not hate this author or this article more.”
“Thanks for the man-splaining.”
There were hundreds of comments from women who definitely wanted to kill this guy; they felt ignored and invalidated.… READ THE REST
Since I can remember, I always wanted to be the best. The most well-liked. The smartest. The prettiest. The list goes on. Looking back, I believe I wanted to prove I was needed; that I was someone special. That I was good enough.… READ THE REST
I am not a parent. My reproductive organs are in appropriate working order and I am explicitly stating that I decisively do not want to have children. Ever. I have deliberately pondered upon and comprehensively accepted that I will never experience the distinguished though personally uncharted rush of maternal delight.… READ THE REST
2016 gave birth to many things for me (& from me). The top of that list, most literally, being the birth of my third child; the sweetest little angel of a baby, Grant (whose cute cheeks have graced these virtual pages on more than one occasion).… READ THE REST
My idea for this blog post sparked while I was making tuna fish casserole for my family. I started cooking and found myself thinking about all of my friends who have asked me for relationship advice over the years, on whether to stay with the person they are with or to leave.… READ THE REST
To quote the great philosopher, Kenny Chesney, “They’re not here, but they’re not gone.”
I was 16 when I met my soul mate and 17 when he left me. And I was well into my twenties when I let him and the idea of the “one that got away” die.… READ THE REST
I was 17 years old. Our class had just completed our voting for the senior “who’s who,” and I couldn’t wait to find out who I was.
I was thrilled. I had been the recipient of best looking, and best body in my senior class.… READ THE REST
It’s New Year’s Eve Eve and with today’s Friday Favorites I’m officially declaring 2017 as the year of sleep for moms everywhere, with the DockATot (or at least our best shot at it).
When I first came across the DockATot I was immediately drawn to its stylish and cozy design and my jaw dropped when I saw it was actually SAFE for babies to sleep in.… READ THE REST
I had an abortion.
My boyfriend and I were both teenagers. We had been dating around two months; we were very excited to finally be together. We wanted to try new things and be adventurous, which for us, meant not using protection.… READ THE REST
January 1st is coming and for many of us that means racing towards the future and the promise of new. A time that hasn’t yet been tarnished by death, loss, and struggle. This year i’m resolving to give the past its due credit.… READ THE REST
While every city street is lined with twinkling lights, and Christmas music plays, it’s not always easy to feel joy in your heart.
It can often be a simple reminder. For me it’s cinnamon gum. We always used to put cinnamon gum in my dad’s stocking, and I find myself in line at the grocery store, buying it and closing my eyes as I chew it.… READ THE REST
So, here it is. I’m sure you’re all expecting me to say something fantastic about my dating life. Well, I can’t. Because I don’t have a dating life. “Dating lives” do not exist in this generation.
There are two levels to this whole “dating” thing.… READ THE REST
To paraphrase Kevin McCallister,
“I’m painting things and taking off wall fixtures, you better come home and stop me!”
That’s one way to get your husband home a little faster. A phrase I used as recently as yesterday because it’s almost a holiday and scheduled company always gets a DIY-er motivated to do a last minute project.… READ THE REST
My in-laws suck.
Kidding. They don’t. They’re actually really great… I think it’s God’s way of saying, your birth family is a nightmare, let me take it easy on you with this one. Just some nice Christian folk, that are family focused, with good morals and no drug addictions or notable mental illness to speak of.… READ THE REST
The first time we got pregnant trying wasn’t even a thought. We were newlyweds, basking in the excitement of starting our life together, and in the midst of all the holidays we just got pregnant. Nine months later we had our son and it was perfect.… READ THE REST