Modern moms seem to be on a kick to bring their child-rearing techniques back to the Dark Ages, and my technology-obsessed, processed-food-loving heart can’t deal with the sanctimoniousness.
fat shaming
I’m an only child and she’s divorced from my dad. I just need help getting through to her.
NEWS FLASH, Y’ALL: The right to be sexy ends when you pop a child out of your body!

Jan 27, 2014 at 5:30pm | 317 comments

It’s not that I no longer care about stretch marks and saggy boobs, it’s that those things don't have an effect on how I feel about myself.
online dating
At least for an afternoon! Here's what happened.
what the parenting books don't tell you
I'm not sure I even remembered to brush my hair on Monday, but I still managed to trick at least two people into thinking I have it all together. YOU CAN, TOO.
How can I let my Mom see that's its not right that my grandmother makes her feel so badly?
fat acceptance
the good men project
I no longer feel bemused or casually supportive of my mom’s Zumba expertise; the only word I can come up with now is proud. She is the Zumba Queen, we are her royal subjects, and there’s nothing funny or adorable about it.
what the parenting books don't tell you
I used to waste a lot of time comparing myself to others. Now I think about all the things I could have been doing instead -- namely, being super awesome instead of worrying about not being awesome enough.
dating advice
My mother is very concerned that my cat is the reason I don't have a boyfriend.
what the parenting books don't tell you
All those other parents out there? They are way too busy internalizing all this stuff and thinking that THEY are the bad parent to really think that YOU are the bad parent.
I want you to know that today, when I looked in the mirror, I saw cheeks that could use a little more collagen and a nose that could use a little more height and a chin that could probably be shaved down a little.
you are the advice columnist
I'm a SOHM right now so this sounds so luxurious!
Every night after our respective Arby’s shifts, my mother would crack open a Bud Light and scoff at these women on TV who spend their days getting massages and "working" on their hand bag lines.
This one survey says yes.

May 17, 2013 at 11:30am | 110 comments

As long as I can remember, "leg stuff" as been a topic of conversation and controversy with my mom and me.
America is the only developed nation that doesn't mandate paid maternity leave.
mother's day
Who are these demure souls wielding garden gnomes and keepsake boxes while raising America’s youth?
mother's day
I called my mom to read this before we published it, and she said, "Are you sure the story isn't called 'How Not To Be a Dick to Your Mom?'" God, I love her.

May 9, 2013 at 3:00pm | 82 comments

mother's day
I recognize that it’s ridiculous of me to demand that something be planned in my honor, while at the same time insisting that I shouldn’t be the one to plan it.
Also I've looked into buying a bird feeder. I'm just saying.

Apr 16, 2013 at 12:30pm | 48 comments