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 →
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 →
Let Them In.
Knock knock. Who’s there? THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE YOU, MUTHA FUCKA. I hope you weren’t expecting a clever “knock knock” joke up there. I really just wanted the chance to say “mutha fucka” on my blog. But think about it for a minute. On a scale of one-to-ten, how great are you at letting the people that love… 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 →
If You’re Struggling Through the Holidays
You are not alone. Naturally, we all feel different about the holidays as we grow older. When we were young, our world was filled with magic at every turn. Glistening snow with a perfect texture for snowman-building, The North Pole filled with elves feverishly working to build our toys, playing in the basement with our cousins during family parties. Worry-free… 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 →
Know When to Fold ‘Em
It’s cliche to bring Kenny Rogers into this, but c’mon. We all know that beard has magic powers. I’ve been spending a lot of time talking to people about what makes them happy. Career-wise, personal life-wise, and just in general. I’ve talked to people in their twenties and thirties, mostly. So, yeah, it’s a bit skewed. But common themes… 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 →