I'm 35 and I Don't Know If I Want a Baby

Sometimes I want a baby and sometimes I don't....more
I've so been there! When younger, I was sure I wasn't going to have kids, and really didn't even ... more

Was That Comment Because of My Race?

After reading this post by my French yummy mummy blogger friend, Muriel Jacques, I felt compelled to analyze what had happened to me yesterday at the post office. At the time, I simply brushed it off and was able to convince myself to just let it go. However, I knew deep down it bothered me and reading Muriel's post sort of gave me permission to admit to myself that it was something and not just nothing....more
My guess is that he was trying to be helpful but I also totally get why you'd wonder. I'm one of ... more

Giving Thanks For Finding True Love

Like a lot of people, I have a bucket list. I can’t remember when I first started adding things to it, but a lot of the items have been there for several years already. Some are sort of cliché (doesn’t everyone want to travel to Australia and Greece?), some are silly, and some make me embarrassed that they are still on there (how many times do I have to say that I need to re-learn Spanish?). But one thing that they almost all have in common is that they are things that I actually have the power, not to mention the willpower, money, and time, to do. ...more
Leah Jlyn Thanks! more

Giving Thanks For Finding True Love

Like a lot of people, I have a bucket list. I can’t remember when I first started adding things to it, but a lot of the items have been there for several years already. Some are sort of cliché (doesn’t everyone want to travel to Australia and Greece?), some are silly, and some make me embarrassed that they are still on there (how many times do I have to say that I need to re-learn Spanish?). But one thing that they almost all have in common is that they are things that I actually have the power, not to mention the willpower, money, and time, to do. ...more
poojanegi Definitely! I think the key is finding someone who can help you be a better version of ... more

Trickle Down Economics

"Trickle-down economics" and "the trickle-down theory" are terms that refer to the policy of providing across the board tax cuts or benefits to businesses and the wealthy, such as tax breaks, in the belief that this will indirectly benefit the broad population. The term has been attributed to humorist Will Rogers, who said during the Great Depression that "money was all appropriated for the top in hopes that it would trickle down to the needy." ...more
As an economist, it drives me nuts to hear people talk about 'trickle-down' or supply-side ... more

Advice for Dating People With Children (When You Are Childfree)

She was in a relationship with a man who had a 10-year-old son, and while she was in love with both the man and the kid, she was totally lost. It turns out there is very little literature on how to date someone who has children. She was on her own. This is her advice on dating a single parent while childfree. ...more
Yes, yes, yes! My boyfriend's daughter was 15 when he and I met and I was completely freaked out ... more

Did I Give Up Everything Wonderful and Pretty to Become a Mom?

A birth control commercial currently showing on tv depicts a handful of young, attractive women entering what appears to be a store of dreams. Everything is in miniature – here is a beautiful house, there is a trip to Paris. Two women even grab for the same good-looking guy. But when a stork carrying a little bundle of joy approaches one of the women, she shoos it away, quickening her step to avoid impending motherhood. Honestly, I think I see just the slightest wave of terror cross her face. ...more

As an unmarried woman with absolutely no intention of having kids, I loved this post, and the ... more

Choosing Limbo: What Do You Think of Undivorcing?

I wasn't freaked out; only intrigued. I mean, even marriages that end start from a place of love, and it makes sense that a marriage that ends amicably can be sustained with what amounts to a very complicated friendship. Not everyone seeks divorce and the closure it can bring to a union. This woman was free to date other people and pursue her own interests, her children had an easy transition between co-parenting homes, and her ex-husband-yet-still-husband had the aid he needed in order to live. They had a situation they made work. ...more

I'm coming at this from a slightly different angle: what about the people who fall in love with ... more

RSS: Full or Partial Feeds

As you integrate (or continue to integrate) a feed in your blog, one of the questions that arises is Should I post a full or partial feed? Today we'll explore what to consider before you make your decision. ...more

As a reader, I definitely prefer full feeds and that's what I use for my blogs (but I care a ... more

Taught to Serve Man: Struggling with Relationship Compromise

I was raised in a traditional household by a stay-at-home mom and a dad who expected his dinner on the table when he got home from work. There are, of course, many often-discussed pluses and minuses to "love, honor, and obey," and a boatload of passionate opinion to go with them, but much like Christina in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, the thing I was most certain of growing up was what I didn't want. I didn't want a traditional relationship like my parents'. ...more

If you find a woman who doesn't struggle with this, please let me know! I've done the ... more