Look out New York, here comes lady Canada and she's pissed

I think it's time to give my friend who stars in the I Love New York series a name. I'm going to call her Alex, because I've always loved that name. The night I met her.http://onesaltyblonde.com/2015/02/12/meeting-new-friends-is-hard-when-yo... Our first night out, and the night I gave her a black eye.http://onesaltyblonde.com/2015/03/05/when-bad-decisions-make-good-friends/ The next time I saw her, after the black eye. ...more

This High To Ride The Ride

“When you set high standards in your life and stick to them, there will be people who fall away. Let them.”Remember when you were a little kid and you couldn’t wait to ride the roller coaster? But first you had to get past that little wooden man with a ruler. You had to be a certain height to safely ride the ride....more

To All My Single Ladies: A Letter From a Young Mom to Her Single Friends

Dear friend, I know we haven't talked in forever—like 8 months. I know I forgot to send a birthday card. I know you see my blog posts and wonder how I have time to blog when I keep failing to call you for a phone date. I know it seems like I don't have time for you anymore and that I don't care about our friendship. ...more
This is exactly how it is. My oldest is now 26 years old, I was the 1st of my group of high ...more

Love, Friendship, Patriotism ... Why I'm an Immigration Ally

In 1997, at age 32, I felt like Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in that movie The Internship, only instead of interning at Google, I was interning just down the road from Google at a weekly newspaper called the Mountain View Voice. Frustrated by the teaching market in California at the time, I decided to take a year off from substitute teaching and endless job applications to try something I'd always wanted to do: journalism....more

SATC Talk: Bay of Married Pigs: Can Single Women and Married Friends Be Friends?

This is the third episode of the first season and is actually a question I wonder about. Now, I’m not talking about friends you already have who get married or become single. I’m talking about attracting new friends who are married if you are a single woman. And I mean meaningful friendships....more

Your Secret's Safe with Me. Is My Secret Safe with You?

We took solemn oaths. That’s how seriously we took a promise of sworn secrecy. The family bible, that large tome whose sole purpose was for pressing flowers, leaned ever so slightly on the fireplace hearth, its spine broken many times over. It would’ve been an ideal spot on which to place a hand and make a vow of verbal restraint. But we were young so we did what came naturally – we made a pinky swear. It was as binding as any contract, as any unspoken law. Our popsicle-stained fingers woven together in unity as we pledged to uphold each other's secrets....more

An Apology To Every Friend I’ve Bullied Into Cheating On Their Diet

Dear [insert probably every person I’m close to],I’m sorry for not understanding why you couldn’t have dinner or drinks while you were on your diet. I also sincerely apologize for nagging/blowing up your phone/showing up at your doorstep with wine until you gave in.Please understand that I love sitting down over dinner with a loved one and just talking and talking…and drinking and talking. This is my favorite thing to do ever. I consider it our bonding time, the equivalent of family dinner, and a personal affront when you say no....more

Biblical Friendship – Am I Living Up to It?

Biblical Friendship – Am I Living Up to It?Do I pick friends that lead me closer to Christ? Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. Proverbs 13:20Do I have friends that are quick to anger and give into their anger?...more
This is such a great post! Sometimes I forget to God says a LOT of things about friendship! This ...more

You Just Need One

You don't need an army. You just need one.One person who, like you, lost her job.One person whose brother, like yours, lost his mind.One person whose house, like yours, burned to the ground.One person whose children, like yours, fail in school.One person who, like you, cannot hear in the dark....more