My Kid Is Easier to Like When He's Drugged

We resisted medicating Lucas for his ADHD for three years. Like many parents before us, we took the try-everything-else-first route, which served a two-fold purpose. First, it acted as a defensive barrier against those who might secretly accuse us of lazy parenting. “Ah, yeah, we’re drugging our kid. But don’t worry, we’re not lazy parents; we tried everything else first.” ...more
Wow this was a great post. Super brave. I know medicating a kid is a hard choice and I am glad ... more

My Husband and I Have Never Been Able to Lose Weight Together

My husband is modeling man tights. "Do they look good?" he asks, sauntering out of the fitting room, a mere shadow of his 357-pound self. "They do." ...more
This was cute. I wish more people wrote about couples who lost/gained weight at different times. ... more

What Do You Think Of The Toms + Target Collaboration?

Have I mentioned my Toms obsession? It's kind of funny. When I first saw someone wearing Toms shoes, I thought they looked kind of weird. They're just normal old wrapped canvas shoes. What’s the big dealio? They totally grew on me over the years though, and I finally bought my first pair of Toms over the summer. They were a snazzy pair of zigzag slip-ons, and I wore them ALL summer long. Then, Hautelook had a Toms sale… and I bought a couple more pair. A few months later while browsing at Nordstrom Rack, I found two more pair to add to my collection. ...more
Thew thing to remember is the line is for Target. To introduce the exact same thing at a ... more

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
Total bullshit. I feel like the school and parents WAY overreacted. And to turn away a really ... more

Dating Advice: Never Date Your Best Friend

Thanks to the countless "best friends turned lovers" movies—When Harry Met Sally, No Strings Attached, Just Friends—I started dating my best friend (now ex-boyfriend) with complete confidence. I mean, if Jim and Pam from The Office, who began their romance at a paper company, for crying out loud, could be soul mates, couldn't the relationship with my best guy friend work out, too? Nope. Hollywood clearly fooled me; not all relationships that blossom from friendship are destined to work out. ...more
AMEN! I to married someone who was not in any way  a friend first. We be came best friends after ... more

How Did You Not Know That Having Kids Would Be Hard?

I recently wrote a piece about how my feelings towards my dog changed after I had a child. Unsurprisingly (because people online have a lot of feelings about children and a lot of feelings about pets), this got a strong reaction from the peanut gallery. I should have known better than to read the comments. But because I’m a stupid idiot, I looked in on some. What I saw several times was this internet chestnut: How did you not know that having children would be hard? ...more
So you basically read the comments on your last post got your feelings hurt and posted this ... more

When We Talk About Rape Culture

When we talk about rape culture, we are talking about the pervasive belief that women deserve to be raped by simply existing in the world. Find that too strong of a definition?...more
I could not love this more if I tried. I know you'll get some hater comments or MRA nutjobs but ... more

Are You Sure You Should Eat That?

I can't remember the first time I was asked that, but I was young. Very young, maybe six? Seven? And, I felt it far before the words were said aloud. The looks. The awareness of every cookie, every second helping. It was another person in the room. It was a bully at the dinner table. It was a perfect reason to begin sneaking food. And sneak I did.Let me say this now. Internalize it. No one changes because you shame them into changing....more
This was awesome. I like how even though that guy was an ass you were able to articulate why ... more

Moto Boots

I'm obsessing over this Moto Boot from Rag & Bone. I love its more refined style they have, compared to some of the chunkier styles out there. ...more
Those boots are KILLER!! LOVE! more

My Daughter Wants Everything I Never Wanted and I'm OK With That

My 11-year-old daughter’s new favorite TV show is “Cake Boss,” a reality show about a bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, that makes the most extraordinary custom cakes for all occasions — especially wedding cakes, which are among their staples. Day after day, my daughter devours episode after episode, spellbound as the bakers decorate these wedding cakes: layers of vanilla and chocolate, roses and tulips, and two figures on top who uncannily resemble the real couple. Nevertheless, I’m not prepared (although I should be) for her question: “What kind of wedding cake did you and Daddy have?” ...more
This was perfection. I love how open and non-judgmental you are about your daughters very ... more