“You’re So Skinny!”

The other evening I was out with a few friends. When I stood up to leave, I couldn't help but notice one of them tracking my body from head to toe with their eyes....

PMDD: Much more than PMS

PMDD: It's so much more serious than PMS. This morning, I woke up to the ultimate delight of having my period. I also noticed a new mental clarity that I haven’t had the past few...
abuse prevention

The thing we forgot in our abuse prevention talk

Growing up in the wake of a number of sex abuse scandals, I thought I had the perfect "abuse prevention" phrase for my children. I had borrowed it from a friend of my parents. "No...

Safe At Home Has Strengthened Our Relationship

When the Safe At Home orders first came out, I was scared, nervous, anxious (like most people were). Besides dealing with the day to day new normal, I knew that our family relationships would be...

It’s Not Crabbiness, It’s ‘Rona Rage

I spend my days in a fog of crabbiness. There needs to be a name for what I’m experiencing. Naming it will be therapeutic, and it will help all of us experiencing it to...

Surprise Pregnancy: Unplanned doesn’t Mean Unwanted

I sat in the Walgreens parking lot for a moment, mapping my route through the store. "You just need a pregnancy test. It's okay. You're an adult. You're allowed to buy a pregnancy test."  But I...

Sorry, mom, I don’t want your hand-me-downs

I have a problem: my mom. Or more accurately, my mom’s home furnishings and holiday décor that she wants to pass on to me. The issue:  I don’t want her hand-me-downs, and I don’t...

The Prize in the Box

Dear Moms of the Interwebs,  This is a true story, I swear to you. I am writing it anonymously mostly to protect my someday teenage children from the humiliation of Googling their mother's name and...

The Diva Cup Chronicles

Unless you have only just joined the realms of the Internet this past week, you’ve probably heard of the Diva Cup by now. It’s a replacement for your average tampon or pad during your...

The Ex Files:: When There Are Three People in Your Marriage

Marriage is hard, and parenting adds its own challenges and strains. But when your marriage includes a third parent, things get incredibly messy and complicated. The third person in my marriage is my husband’s ex-wife....