What's better than great food and quality time with friends? A Favorite Things Party, of course!What's a Favorite Things Party? Only the most awesome, fun and fabulous time ever. My friends and I have been doing this every year for the past 4 years, and it's the one party that everyone tries their best NOT to miss....more
It’s not always for coffee though that’s what we seem to call it: a coffee date. Sometimes we meet for lunch, occasionally for group exercise, rarely for happy hour, but always with the intention of catching up, venting and renewing our friendship. But what’s interesting to me, is that these coffee friends of mine, some of whom don’t even drink coffee, rarely cross over into my couple’s life. It’s like there are daytime friends and nighttime friends and sometimes, like in a Venn Diagram, the two converge, but often they don’t and I’m left to wonder why....more
I’m going to make a confession. I do not do well with change. Through every phase of my life, I have struggled with the major changes that came with it. I had it when I went away to college. I had a great time the first few months, then started to have some major adjustment issues. So much so that I lived at home for my second semester and commuted nearly an hour....more
I’ve conducted varying degrees of spring cleaning on friendships over the years. As I’ve gotten older, the less time I have for shitty friends. Women friendships seem to undergo transformations with the catalyst of motherhood. Instead of supporting one another, we turn into judgmental know-it-alls who are desperately insecure.
They say that the first step is admitting you have a problem. So, I have a problem. I’ve tried to stop on my own but this thing is bigger than I am—I can stop, I just can’t stay stopped. Every time I do it, I wake up the next morning remorseful and I swear that I’ll never do it again. But then I do....more
I grew up surrounded by boys - 2 brothers and all male cousins were my closest neighbours, and had awkward relationships with girls all through school, so I never really felt all that comfortable cultivating satisfying female friendships. As time would have it, I have gotten pretty good at making friends, holding my own on my side of the relationship. Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed at how lucky I am to have TWO very close, very awesome girlfriends. ...more
In a particularly indulgent moment of self-absorption last week, I was lamenting not having a sister. I wasn’t wishing for a sister instead of my own blood brother of course; he is a light of my life. I was simply wishing for what, I can only imagine, it might be like to have one. I have always envisioned a certain blissful, biological, built-from-birth bond that - no matter the closeness factor - must feel safe. Solid. Formidable, even....more