A few days ago someone on Facebook shared this tweet. As someone who hates political names, but finds liberal views more agreeable, my initial thoughts were very defensive: How does someone call themselves a centrist while posting such a divisive statement? I know plenty of rude conservatives! Maybe this person just doesn’t know how to … More being thoughtfully political
Quite frequently I think about why I have a blog. Sometimes I love it and I feel like I have so much to share. But other times I wonder what the purpose really is. Or why people care. Am I providing any added insight, or at least entertainment? Will this ever lead to someone paying … More the more you know
When I was a single mom, sometimes all I wished for was someone to help think about “adult things” so that I didn’t have to do it all the time. I made every decision, had every worry, thought about every needed thing…sometimes all I wanted was for someone else to decide what to fix for … More what happened when i sent tyler a feminist comic
I think my childhood was a pretty good mix of activities. I played with Barbies with my sisters and I loved ballet; my only brother often recruited us to play GI Joe, or run around in the evening in all black with fake guns like some sort of spy movie. My childhood also gave me a … More apathy, empathy & feminism
I’ve sensed momhood has been creeping up for some time now. I remember back in the day (like five years ago) when my slogan for nightlife was: You can always sleep later. Now it’s more like: Let’s watch something short on Netflix so we can get to bed by 11:00. Yesterday I convinced Mason and Milo to enter a … More i fear i’m becoming a mom
Milo has had a lot of good quotes in his life. One of my favorites was the time he said, “Whenever I meet a new person I make a new friend.” My boys have always been my example for being sociable with others. The problem is, as an adult (with a loner-social tendencies) I sometimes … More being an adult outside your comfort zone
Tonight marks the first night that Tyler and I have been apart for our whole (almost one year!) marriage. Now, before you think I’m going to get all sentimental or something, I would like to point out that I have replaced his freckly self with a mug of hot chocolate and popcorn – so really, there’s … More one is the loneliest
I will say that I have down days. I’m assuming most people do, because that is the roller coaster of life, right? So I thought this letter was a nice read (via Letters of Note). There are a few new things I might try out, except #2 (hot showers are my favorite). ————————————————- Foston, Feb. … More sometimes it’s down
So, one day I met this boy. It took a four hour bus ride for us to hang out in person, so we emailed a lot at first. And had really long phone calls. Then one day he moved to New York, and was only a 30 minute train ride away. And a few more … More we did.
Sometimes you’re lucky, and your rad cousin happens to be a photographer, who also happens to be pretty rad at wedding photography. Sometimes the only weekend day he can come do the pictures is the weekend it happens to be freezing temperatures. A… … More hey, photographer, it’s cold outside.