The Day My Husband Became My Running Partner

On Saturday night, my husband looked at me and said, “You should go to bed babe.”He knew I had to be up early. The next day, I would be running my first half marathon ever. I was a total asshole to him that afternoon and he didn’t even mention it. ...more

I Asked 6 Guys To Dinner and They All Said No

When I started my blog, I saw myself as Carrie Bradshaw. Reality check: I'm Bridget Jones.If a semi-attractive girl with a fun job, sparkling personality, and killer (or so I’m told) smile, asked you to be her date for a five-course wine pairing ...more

Should Married Couples Have Separate Bank Accounts?

There’s really no ideal way for couples to merge their finances together once they’ve said their “I do"s (or even before the vows have been said), however to avoid future financial communication issues it’s important to have the conversation about ...more

Are You Prepared to Talk to Your Children About STD/Is?

As the number of people living with STDs is on the rise, it becomes increasingly important to learn the basics of marvelous sexual education. In the United States today, around 19 million new infections are thought to take place on an annual basis, ...more

What Do You Do When You Never Have Closure?

I had a feeling something was up, not just a sudden moment then but that something had been there, subtly, achingly, for a few days. Something that wasn’t the same like the first time we met, not the same in the way we usually spoke, ...more

The Day My Husband Became My Running Partner

On Saturday night, my husband looked at me and said, “You should go to bed babe.” He knew I had to be up early. The next day, I would be running my first half marathon ever. I was a total asshole to him that afternoon and he didn’t even mention it. With a kiss, he sent me off. The race started at 7 a.m. I’d planned to be there at 6 a.m. to stretch, jump in on the Black Girls Run! group photo, meet my running partner Ashley, use the port-a-potty twelve times, and do all of the other crazy things runners do before races. ...more
Beautiful story! Congrats on completing your first race! It definitely makes all of the ...more

I Asked 6 Guys To Dinner and They All Said No

When I started my blog, I saw myself as Carrie Bradshaw. Reality check: I'm Bridget Jones.If a semi-attractive girl with a fun job, sparkling personality, and killer (or so I’m told) smile, asked you to be her date for a five-course wine pairing dinner at a “fancy” restaurant, what would you say?The answer wasn’t what I hoped…to say the least....more
Cute post, and good for you for getting out there and taking the initiative! I read once that if ...more

I Had Vaginal Rejuvenation and Feel Like a New Woman

I just recently picked up a new vagina. It's brand new, shiny, and never been tested by man. You think I'm kidding, but its true: One week ago today, along with other repair surgeries, I had a vaginal reconstruction. I'm 37, but in more ways than one I feel like a new woman, a virtual born-again virgin....more
I almost peed myself reading this and, so far, I haven't hit blue whale status on the hoo-ha ...more

The Downside to Online Dating

“Are you online?” If you’re single, chances are you’ve heard this.  When you aren’t in a relationship, everyone around you suddenly transforms into a relationship expert.  They all know what’s best.  They will tell you to try this, or stop doing that, or did-you-know-their-neighbor’s-dog-walker-found-love-on-Match.com?...more

4 Things You Need to Know About Coming Off Birth Control

We always hear about the side effects of medication, but rarely do we consider the side effects of stopping medication. Since coming off the pill, I've experienced a number of side effects... most of which I wasn't fully prepared for. After endlessly Googling, I've learned that all of these things are normal. ...more

Young Love

My ten year old daughter recently let me know that she had her first crush on a boy.  The crush only lasted three days, after which, she returned to being her old “pre-crush” self, which means she continued pretending to be a cat, reading some of her favorite books, and generally acting like boys have cooties again....more

How to Cope with Toxic Friendships

Research shows that the happiest and healthiest people are those who are well-connected to friends and family, but all friendships are not beneficial. A healthy friendship has mutual caring, mutual respect, mutual responsibility and good communication....more

The Day My Husband Became My Running Partner

On Saturday night, my husband looked at me and said, “You should go to bed babe.” He knew I had to be up early. The next day, I would be running my first half marathon ever. I was a total asshole to him that afternoon and he didn’t even mention it. With a kiss, he sent me off. The race started at 7 a.m. I’d planned to be there at 6 a.m. to stretch, jump in on the Black Girls Run! group photo, meet my running partner Ashley, use the port-a-potty twelve times, and do all of the other crazy things runners do before races. ...more
Beautiful story! Congrats on completing your first race! It definitely makes all of the ...more

Could You Hurry Up And Get Your Crap Out Of Here?

Hey, since you've decided you no longer want to be married, and you're destined for better things, would you mind getting your s**t out of the house?I've been tripping on this stuff for over two decades and I'm ready to be done. Don't you have somewhere else to store all this junk?...more

Fostering Compersion Part 3: The Polyamorous Principle that Can Strengthen Any Relationship

I was at a party recently where a poly pal was complaining about “the myth of the almighty compersion”—the phenomenon of “being happy when your lover is getting pleasure from someone other than you.” He told me his new girlfriend of just four months had started dating another fellow and now had less time for him.“I am trying to be happy for her—but it feels about as good as the root canal I had last month.”...more

I Asked 6 Guys To Dinner and They All Said No

When I started my blog, I saw myself as Carrie Bradshaw. Reality check: I'm Bridget Jones.If a semi-attractive girl with a fun job, sparkling personality, and killer (or so I’m told) smile, asked you to be her date for a five-course wine pairing dinner at a “fancy” restaurant, what would you say?The answer wasn’t what I hoped…to say the least....more
Cute post, and good for you for getting out there and taking the initiative! I read once that if ...more