moms
A boy said, "No girls allowed. Boys game only.” She looked back at me, smirked and stayed in line.
office parties
kids
Protecting grown-up time may be the best thing you can do for your children.
dating outside of your religion
work
Nothing like being up to your elbows in Bully Sticks to give you some perspective on life.
in

Jun 24, 2014 at 1:00pm | 166 comments

weddings
Now that I’m in the thick of planning the big wedding part, I can see why people intentionally elope.
family
I had a sewing machine and all my quilting stuff but no clean underwear.
hospitals
As I sat in the waiting room filling out paperwork my anxiety skyrocketed when I got to the section that asked for an emergency contact.
weddings
I speak quietly to the anthropomorphic blob of pain I'm so happy to have quelled for the moment: "Please please please just behave. At least until next Saturday."
friendship
#12 I understand that you have a "resting bitch face" and will never tell you to "smile!" or "cheer up!"
in

Jun 18, 2014 at 1:00pm | 62 comments

healthy
Why am I “depressing” or “negative” because I want to, as everyone does, talk about my experiences?
father's day
As that new normal settles in around you, every once in awhile an event occurs that puts you right back into the heart-wrenching first moments of your loss.
diaries
Inspired by the embarrassing diaries many of us maintained throughout our youth.
starbucks
sharon tate
My sister had a magnificent life -- charmed even. I always felt it was unfair for it to be remembered for its final moments.
work
I'm grateful for every stint. Especially the way-over-my-head, can-barely-stand-to-look-back-on-it ones.
in

Jun 11, 2014 at 9:00am | 61 comments

single moms
There are some major advantages to dating after you make little people.
dating
The thing about being the only single person in your group of friends is that your alone-ness is on constant display.
sisters
She was precocious, sassy, funny. Now, seven years later, she was calling me from jail.
in

Jun 10, 2014 at 9:00am | 341 comments

boyfriends
Being friends with the women I'm attracted to is not a duty; it's a privilege. I don't hold them responsible for their own non-attraction to me, or privately begrudge them dates with others.
makeup
mastectomy
I started to see a pattern in the men I dated and, ironically, their affection made me feel unloved.
dogs
I’ve been saying "This could be Max’s last year" for five years.