Category Archives: relationships

Love is the cradle of life

My mom sobbed when I told her I was pregnant the first time. She went out and immediately bought a children’s book and mailed it to me. She couldn’t help herself. I remember feeling like pregnancy in the first trimester

Love is the cradle of life

My mom sobbed when I told her I was pregnant the first time. She went out and immediately bought a children’s book and mailed it to me. She couldn’t help herself. I remember feeling like pregnancy in the first trimester

Family & Politics

I used to say I was a conservative liberal and a liberal conservative. What does that mean? It means I was afraid to grow a pair, develop my own political point of view and express it within my family dynamic.

Family & Politics

I used to say I was a conservative liberal and a liberal conservative. What does that mean? It means I was afraid to grow a pair, develop my own political point of view and express it within my family dynamic.

Choosing love

I don’t know why I’m so surprised by marriage skills and dating/relationship skills being entirely different, but they are. For one, I feel like when you are dating and your partner really hurts your feelings, annoys you or angers you,

Choosing love

I don’t know why I’m so surprised by marriage skills and dating/relationship skills being entirely different, but they are. For one, I feel like when you are dating and your partner really hurts your feelings, annoys you or angers you,

My parents

My mother remembers me renting the Penske truck and driving away from her 10 years ago to move from Maine to Chicago. She was devastated, and nervous and excited for me. I was excited. I played the Dixie Chicks album

My parents

My mother remembers me renting the Penske truck and driving away from her 10 years ago to move from Maine to Chicago. She was devastated, and nervous and excited for me. I was excited. I played the Dixie Chicks album

Itty bitty you (for my son)

Of course you were born upon the first snow fall. I tried to put on your 0-3 month snowsuit but it was 3x bigger than you. So, I bundled you in blankets and left the hospital hat on you. Your

Itty bitty you (for my son)

Of course you were born upon the first snow fall. I tried to put on your 0-3 month snowsuit but it was 3x bigger than you. So, I bundled you in blankets and left the hospital hat on you. Your

Found love by way of lost love

Not every person that you are drawn to is meant to stay in your life. Some people are brought into your life to open up your mind and heart to other parts of life and to…other people. Some will even

Found love by way of lost love

Not every person that you are drawn to is meant to stay in your life. Some people are brought into your life to open up your mind and heart to other parts of life and to…other people. Some will even

Circle of women

My first major was Woman’s Studies. I took a gender studies and feminist philosophy classes. And then I couldn’t bear it anymore. Literally. I became so depressed and soon realized why. From force feeding to fatten and foot binding to marital

Circle of women

My first major was Woman’s Studies. I took a gender studies and feminist philosophy classes. And then I couldn’t bear it anymore. Literally. I became so depressed and soon realized why. From force feeding to fatten and foot binding to marital

The bitch book

Ever notice that your girlfriend’s who couldn’t care less about finding “the one” wind up with great guys and their romantic relationships just sort of fall into place without much thought? Then there are girls like me that somehow by

The bitch book

Ever notice that your girlfriend’s who couldn’t care less about finding “the one” wind up with great guys and their romantic relationships just sort of fall into place without much thought? Then there are girls like me that somehow by

Dating profiles from a girl’s point of view

I wanted to meet my husband at the farmers market reaching for the same orange heirloom tomato. But I didn’t. I think that only happens in independent films based in Oregon. Though I tried. I wore my linen skirts, sundresses and

Dating profiles from a girl’s point of view

I wanted to meet my husband at the farmers market reaching for the same orange heirloom tomato. But I didn’t. I think that only happens in independent films based in Oregon. Though I tried. I wore my linen skirts, sundresses and

I met a vagina therapist

Yes, that’s a thing. Technically, they are called a Woman’s Health Physical Therapist. You can read more here. My new friend, the vagina therapist, told me that a lot of people are familiar with their body holding stress or pain

I met a vagina therapist

Yes, that’s a thing. Technically, they are called a Woman’s Health Physical Therapist. You can read more here. My new friend, the vagina therapist, told me that a lot of people are familiar with their body holding stress or pain