HAVING IT ALL KINDA SUCKS

Only women would sign up for this much crap. Okay first, allow me to check my privilege so you don’t have to: I am a white woman with a college education. I am married. I live in a beautiful little town in the mountains. I have a career I genuinely like. I am one lucky… Read more »

HOW LONG AM I VIABLE?

It was my birthday yesterday. Thank you for your well wishes. (I silently hear you congratulating me on my 33 years of existence.) Although, I really should say happy birthday to my mum. She tried for 24 hours to get my stubborn, chubby-ass out of the birth canal into the world only for me to… Read more »

STEPFORD WIFE

As with any title or annotation in the pop-culture lexicon, a name can instantly conjure a feeling or communicate a message with distinct resonation. And the moniker, “Stepford Wives” does just that. Immediately, one conceives images of buttoned up, picture perfect women, living ala the “better half”, cookie-cutter even, all attempting to one-up each other… Read more »

MY DECISION TO WAIT

I was 16-years-old when I met my husband. We were so in love. We were that high-school-hormones-never-left-each-other’s-sides-oh-my-gosh-lets-post-another-selfie-of-us-kissing in love. It was actually gross. I’m glad we’ve out-grown that phase of our lives (I don’t think we actually have…we just stopped posting kissing selfies because #aintnobodygottimeforthat). What comes across as the biggest shocker to most is… Read more »

TRAVELING TO ITALY WITH KIDS

I distinctly remember my first trip overseas. It was to Italy and it was at a time where I was stumbling through that haze of early adolescence. I was somewhere between embracing my almost too soon sexuality, which I was starting to learn was becoming a power I could manipulate, and shedding my childhood skin…. Read more »