Spaghetti Squash with Zesty Kale Pesto

As I've gotten older, I shudder at the thought of "casual sex." It isn't because I don't think ... more

Identity

Even though I wrote this almost a year ago on July 16, 2012, this was a pivotal learning for who I am today. And while the relationship I speak of ended (and I'm no longer in LA), I am so grateful for him and that experience. ...more
@danicamichelle loved your post! :) and i agree, it is so important to find someone who is ... more

On Naming: What Do You Call Grandma?

My friends ask me what will I be called? In the new-fangled family of which I am a part. I will simply be Grand Mommy. He has a Nana and a Grand Mommy B. I will be more than content with an open and joyful relationship over time. While I say it does not matter “what” he calls me, I don’t think I would fancy being called Patricia. ...more
I don't have kids...or a husband, but my mother has already called dibs on "meme" (French for ... more

Why Are You Sorry that I Have Three Boys?

As I walked into the bathroom of one of my boys’ favorite restaurants with Baby B tucked away in his baby sling, I received a quick glance and then heard, “Where did you get your sling? I love it!” We proceeded to talk and I, in conversation, mentioned Baby B’s two older brothers. She looked at me and gasped, “You have 3 boys… I’m so sorry!” ...more
Lovely post! I don't have kids but I imagine I'll feel the same way when I do :) more

Do You "Fat Talk" With Your Friends?

You've heard it. I bet you've done it. "Oh my God, I look so fat in these jeans."...more
I wouldn't call myself fat...but I've gained 15 pounds in the past 2 years. I went from a 2 to a ... more

I'll Meet You In Switzerland

My favorite story about my father is something you only find in fairy tales. Because truth be told, he really was my mom’s prince. Image: Joelle Pittman via Memtolax At 24, my mom thought my 30 year-old dad was too old to date her; but nevertheless, he persistently asked her out. She eventually relented, but he could never quite convince her that he was truly serious. ...more
@Falling Down Under  @kristenTsetsi Thank you so much for your kind words! :) more

My Memories of Eating Below the Poverty Line

Last week, various folks participated in a campaign called Live Below the Line to bring awareness to living on $1.50 a day. The goal is to experience what it is like to ration your money to buy food. Not good food, not healthy food. Just food. I feel somewhat detached. Now anything that will help a child get near nutrition needs is okay with me. It is just that...well, I remember being a kid in that situation. ...more
This is a great post. Thank you so much for sharing! more

I'll Meet You In Switzerland

My favorite story about my father is something you only find in fairy tales. Because truth be told, he really was my mom’s prince. Image: Joelle Pittman via Memtolax At 24, my mom thought my 30 year-old dad was too old to date her; but nevertheless, he persistently asked her out. She eventually relented, but he could never quite convince her that he was truly serious. ...more
@KristenTsetsi Thank you so much, Kristen! :) And I completely agree about the Rules!! more

Single and Childless in the South

The great majority of the time, I love living in the south. The people are friendlier, life goes by at a slower pace, cost of living can’t be beat, and my family has been here since the 1700′s – the south is part of me....more
@Heather Clisby Sometimes I wonder why we get the sympathy vote...I am always confused why ... more

Single and Childless in the South

The great majority of the time, I love living in the south. The people are friendlier, life goes by at a slower pace, cost of living can’t be beat, and my family has been here since the 1700′s – the south is part of me....more
@Jennifer Lorenzetti Thank you! And I love hearing that you have been married for 12 years. I've ... more