Why we text

Headed to market. Need anything?Bread. French not sourdough, yogurt, StarbucksMake coffee at homeJust bring me oneVentiTexting has become the lifeline between me and my husband. At first it was just during work hours when we would tap out sentences to one another between the hours of 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., keying one another into our daily happenings....more

How many selfies could you take in one day?

When my son was born, my Mom asked me to take a picture of him every day. So I did. (Thanks, Mom!) Obviously, I took more than one picture of him most days, but I can say that I have a record of my son every day of the first year of his life - that's 365 photos of his daily changes from being a day old to being a year old. ...more

Dear Men: Ignoring You Does Not Make Me a Bitch

Let’s start with an anecdote about the time I gave out my number to a guy when I didn’t actually want to.It was last Monday. I walked into a Starbucks, and a man behind me in line asked if I had any suggestions on what he should order. I answered his question. Then, I grabbed my coffee and left to meet a friend....more

Give First

Most men and people for that matter are focused on what they will be able to get from a person. If they meet them they only see the value in it for what they can receive. Whether it is a romantic relationship, business relationship, or even just a friendship, focus on giving first.When you give first to the other person with no attachment to receiving, you are far more likely to get what you want. Your relationships will thrive much better when you don’t have to receive but can give....more

5 Ways To Respond To Hey Stranger And Other Annoying Texts

One of the most popular articles I’ve ever written has been “Hey Stranger… And 5 Other Texts You Should Never Send.” The number one question I receive from those who have read it is, how should I respond when I receive those types of texts?There is no one answer here. While I recommend that you don’t entertain these types of texts at all, you do have to take your history with the person into consideration....more

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Texts

It has recently come to my attention that men, women and everyone in between is in dire need of a lesson in text message etiquette. I’m no Miss Manners, but there are a few ground rules that I’m concerned far too few people are aware of....more

Day 25 - Text You Later

Part of my evening wind-down routine is to get onto the computer and do what I call "link leaps of faith."  You know when you click a link that takes you to another link and so on, and so on...?...more

Sexting as the new first base?

I have a friend with a name very close to my husband's. And I have to keep that in mind, because every time I pull up my husband's name in my phone's contact list, his name appears first. He's a good enough friend, so I've actually given him a fair warning that if he ever receives an inappropriate or confusing text from me to ignore it. (And preferably delete it.) Because when I send messages about being out of soap or a sappy "wish you were here" note, it was definitely meant for my husband....more

Hey Stranger… and 5 other texts you should never send

It’s cuffin’ season! Weather’s getting cooler (everywhere but in LA), and people start looking for that warm body to cuddle next to. Sept 1st hits and the “Hey Stranger…” text messages start rolling in like clockwork.In honor of this predictable text message and my detestation towards it, here are 5 texts / type of texts you should never send:...more