The Day My Blog Ruined My Life

Okay, maybe it didn't ruin my life, but my misuse of social media threw me into a terrible controversy at my kids' school. Today's post is about irony. Well, irony and how I messed up my life and the lives of a few others. And how I'm sorry. So very, very sorry. I sit here thinking, analyzing and obsessing about the events that transpired a week ago and set in motion an unbelievable shit storm. As some of you know, I'm a health and development educator for adolescent girls. In fact, I have a whole presentation on cyber-safety and how girls should always be very careful about what they post online. But right now, I'm sitting here, stewing in my own shame. I imagine I'm feeling much like the 15-year-old girl who insisted she knew what she was doing when she texted her boyfriend a boob-shot that went viral. She intended it to be only for his eyes. ...more
Being a mom,  I totally empathize with your situation . Hey, my blog has even caused me a lot of ... more

Love Lessons Learned While Being Single with Cancer

I had cancer, I can tell you that, good or bad, people will show up in unexpected ways. You may receive love and kindness from someone you never imagined would show up, and people you had expectations for may not show up as you expected. People deal with trauma and sorrow differently, but you never know how they'll deal with it until you go through it. ...more
Your post was touching. I hope you are doing well and although I have not experienced what you ... more

Sexual Responsibility and The Post-Breakup "Surprise" Kid

WARNING- This sh*t is about to get real and preachy. If you think sexual irresponsibility is cool, don’t read this.I’ve encountered this too often for it not to be a trend. It’s a horrifying fad to me and I’d like to call it out. I’ve dated several men who, post-divorce or post-long term relationship breakup, end up knocking up a short-timer and now have a kid. (I’m sure you’ve heard of Dwyane Wade and his relationship hiatus baby by now). ...more
Melia_SThanks for your comments :-) The "conversation" with the child was absolutely NOT ... more

10 Things We Learned About Love & Sex To Take Into The New Year

This has been a great year for BlogHer Love & Sex! Our wonderful BlogHers provided amazing relationship advice, shared cautionary tales, and bravely opened up their souls to readers.  I've enjoyed "meeting" you, reading your work, and sharing it with the world.  I decided to pull from some of our favorite posts of 2013, and help readers get things started off right....more
I like this re-cap! more

Weekend Brunch: Blackberry Pancakes

Is there anything better than pancakes for breakfast? OK. Maybe biscuits and gravy.  I honestly don't know anyone that doesn't like pancakes. Go ahead. Prove me wrong. One way, and probably the biggest way, that I save money on food is by shopping the weekly ads. I plan my menu around the sale items. That's just one way to survive when you're a single chick food blogger. Anyway, my primary shopping joint constantly has unadvertised specials. I walked in last Saturday and blackberries were 2/$1....more
So, I showed my son that my blog was the featured blog in the Love&Sex column and he's ... more

When A Feminist’s Son Starts Dating

 Image: Kelly O'Sullivan You know what you think when your son starts dating:“If you want to date my son you’ll have to go through me first.”I totally get the sentiment of that thought. There is nothing quite as powerful as the primal instincts and actions of a parent protecting their child. I know. I’ve been there....more
I like you post. I have 2 sons, and the oldest just entered high school and really wants a ... more

The "Financial Abortion" Option for Men

I learned about "financial abortions" -- an upfront statement from a guy to his partner that says he doesn't want a kid and therefore, if she gets knocked up, she can't hold him financially responsible -- in an article that made me slap my head. ...more
Well, I must say Ive enjoyed all the entertaining comments on this post! more

Sexual Responsibility and The Post-Breakup "Surprise" Kid

WARNING- This sh*t is about to get real and preachy. If you think sexual irresponsibility is cool, don’t read this.I’ve encountered this too often for it not to be a trend. It’s a horrifying fad to me and I’d like to call it out. I’ve dated several men who, post-divorce or post-long term relationship breakup, end up knocking up a short-timer and now have a kid. (I’m sure you’ve heard of Dwyane Wade and his relationship hiatus baby by now). ...more
noelglizotteThank you for your comment and I agree....Children are miracles. I hope we all ... more

Sexual Responsibility and The Post-Breakup "Surprise" Kid

WARNING- This sh*t is about to get real and preachy. If you think sexual irresponsibility is cool, don’t read this.I’ve encountered this too often for it not to be a trend. It’s a horrifying fad to me and I’d like to call it out. I’ve dated several men who, post-divorce or post-long term relationship breakup, end up knocking up a short-timer and now have a kid. (I’m sure you’ve heard of Dwyane Wade and his relationship hiatus baby by now). ...more
NappyheadedwomanMy apologies for offending you. I never ever said or insinuated that women who ... more

Sexual Responsibility and The Post-Breakup "Surprise" Kid

WARNING- This sh*t is about to get real and preachy. If you think sexual irresponsibility is cool, don’t read this.I’ve encountered this too often for it not to be a trend. It’s a horrifying fad to me and I’d like to call it out. I’ve dated several men who, post-divorce or post-long term relationship breakup, end up knocking up a short-timer and now have a kid. (I’m sure you’ve heard of Dwyane Wade and his relationship hiatus baby by now). ...more
thlsralvWell that's one way to avoid the whole mess! more