No two pregnancies are alike. From person-to-person and even from pregnancy-to-pregnancy for the same person. It’s wild like that. There is no guarantee you’ll check off the typical boxes of symptoms, weight gain, health issues, or even feelings along the way. Some people really seem to enjoy it. They say it’s the best they’ve ever felt and the most attractive.… Read more →
Tag: lady things
Career Puberty. Gross.
Being a woman in my thirties is weird enough. I’m not married and I don’t have kids. So, you know, I’m “different.” I live downtown instead of the suburbs and I like to stay busy at concerts, tailgates, happy hours, networking events, and dinners out. Inside, I still feel like I’m 22. But I know I’ve accomplished and learned a lot in life and… Read more →
Did That Just Happen?
Oh wait, no way. You’re kidding. He didn’t just say what I think he did, did he? But, he did. He said exactly what I thought he did. Unfortunately, it’s more about HOW he said it than WHAT he said. Guys, I got broken up with via text. I am addicted to my phone. Accused and charged, 100% addicted. I… Read more →
Recipe | How To Properly Prepare Jackfruit
Jackfruit has been popping up all over the place the last couple years. For some, it’s some elusive fruit? Vegetable? Vegetarian/vegan meat substitute? WHAT IS IT. That’s why I’m here. Let me break down what it is, where to get it, and how to prepare it. It’s a fruit, technically. It’s also super ugly. But, you can buy it… Read more →
Why Dating Sites Are Better Than An Intro From A Friend
Ok, hang with me on this one. It seems a little crazy until I break it down. I’ve been in long-term relationships since I can remember. Honestly? Since high school (other than being single for half of freshman year of college). Until last year when I was single for quite a few months. I’ve blogged about it a lot,… Read more →
Work No Longer Defines Me.
I wrote about learning to disconnect and then I revealed the beginning feelings of starting a life of freelance work rather than full-time, in-the-office, work-for-someone else work. And they share some common themes. It’s a new way of life and, although it’s not always easy, it’s rewarding in ways I didn’t expect. I’ve caught myself talking about this subject a… Read more →
Shit Women Do With Their Best Friends
Hint: It’s not all pillow fights in cute panties. Only sometimes. 1. Pee with the door open. When you’re mid-conversation, no walls should be built. All communication must continue to flow as easily as possible. Restroom breaks aren’t even allowed. 2. Send the same semi-racy photos that they are sending to a dude. Because you need someone that… Read more →
Christmas for Her
Gift-giving is hard, right? Gift-giving is even harder when you’re trying to make it personal. But if you’re like me, it’s so satisfying to watch someone open a present followed by a spark of “wow, this person really thought about what would make me happy.” Yeah, a list isn’t necessarily going to solve that problem, but hopefully it’ll give you… Read more →
Maybe This Life Is Enough?
This is going to be a hard one to write. It’s a post I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but writing it means it’s more reality than I want to admit. We all have moments of, “Oh shit, is this my life? How did I get here?” It’s natural. It’s normal. In that moment, we start to… Read more →
“Wow. You really, deeply loved him, didn’t you?” Those were words just spoken by a former co-worker. I was actually taken aback by how surprising and deep that statement was. I immediately thought, “why is that shocking?”. But, after a conversation, I realized that the way I loved my ex wasn’t really all that common these days. And it made… Read more →