parents
My parents don't understand that I am not in charge of the “Interweb” nor do I have any means to fix it when it goes down.
wedding dresses
In preparing for the happiest day of my life, I had to face what made it so sad.
parents
Being around my mother must somehow trigger some chemical in my brain that deludes me into forgetting my own imperfections and forces me to nitpick at hers.
kids
This is your buddy, remember? You became friends for a reason. Your respective reproductive choices shouldn't get in the way of that.
in

Dec 28, 2013 at 11:00am | 215 comments

friends
Most people learn trust as a child from the people raising them, but I learned to go on roller coasters on my own.
sex
My parents like to... keep things interesting. They love to dress up in racy costumes and go to parties and fetish nights.
parents
Does this mean we're raging, unrepentant social media addicts, or just really into sharing our lives' happiest moments? Probably both.
adulthood
I used to sketch out my dream house with colored pencils on printer paper. It was mauve.
learnvest
I’ve yet to meet a parent who isn’t somehow saddled with the things they wish they’d done differently with their kids.
learnvest
Not only am I a grown woman who still refers to her mother as Mommy, but I’m also a grown woman who goes to great lengths to conceal from her parents just how much of a financial mess she is.
feminism
Men were always wrong. Men were aggressors; men were rapists; men were stupid; men were obsessed with their penises; men were responsible for forcing my mother into a heterosexual marriage and motherhood.
high heels
Case in point: have you had blisters on your feet? How often have you intentionally inflicted this pain upon yourself to look fashionable, fit in, or otherwise make yourself feel good? Why do you do it?
parents
Don't start speaking in hushed tones about beach bonfires and boozy cabin camping trips. I'm not YOUR parent.
babies
I don't actually hate your baby! It was just a thing I did for money once.
divorce
You don’t generally associate “divorce” with “excellent personal finance education.”
in

Aug 28, 2012 at 4:30pm | 14 comments

moving back home
I knew my dad was relieved. He kept thanking me, saying, “At least I sleep better at night knowing you’re here.”
anonymous single girl
making friends
Growing up, I was the girl who blasted Bon Jovi in the tiny subsidized apartment I shared with my mother, the one who preferred Friends to Martin and John Hughes to Spike Lee. Is it any wonder, then, why my mother would set me up on a Black Friend Date?
babies
Thanks to one scientist's "semen cures morning sickness" theory, pregnancy may become even more of a chore for ladies.
guilt
Am I alone in the ever-evolving guilty feeling that I'm not communicating with my parents enough?
family drama
How my mom and I fell into the type of mother-daughter relationship where we can jokingly chat about siblings having anal with each other on a Sunday night.
family business
I've heard some of the Beatles' kids want to start a band. Dooooon't doooo it.