What Puppy Lust Has Taught Me About Baby Rabies

I’ve done my fair share of poking fun at people with full-blown Baby Rabies. You know the type – the ones whose biological clocks start BRRRRRRINGING at the very sight of a double-wide Bugaboo stroller. The ones who make new moms a little nervous with such comments to the baby as, “You’re so cute, I could just STEAL YOU!” I’ll admit, I’ve been giving these crazy ladies a hard time. But that’s all going to have to grind to a halt because it’s recently come to my attention that I’ve developed a raging case of PUPPY LUST....more
I'm no expert about this, as I don't yet have any kids.   But I don't think you can know if you ...more

Finley's Story From Other Perspectives

I recently asked my close friends who lived in Naples if they would take a moment and write down Finley's story in their words. We were extremely lucky while we lived there to have met some wonderful families who supported us through all of the ups and downs. Jo, Stu, Skye and Aidie lived right across from us with their dogs Bailey and Gemma (and eventually Bella). Jo would have been my go to for when Finley was born. She is a brilliant mum to her kiddies and I loved spending time with them all. There was one of my ultrasounds that Steve couldn't make it to..............more

It takes 6 hands

I hadn't had my Bug in 2 weeks and missed her face and I'm pretty sure she missed mine too because when she got here this morning she was super mouth-open-hands-out happy to see me. I could stop there, because it was that good. But I won't. ...more

My Rebuttal to Jezebel on Being a Woman-Child

I’ve been hearing a lot about the advent of “the woman-child” lately. ...more
 @JChandler I felt like she was trying to make a point, but ended up just sounding petulant and ...more

Yes, Childfree Is Normal: Why I Moved From "Can't" to "Won't" Today

I think The Atlantic is the best publication around these days, and admire its thoughtful tackling of women’s issues. Why Women Still Can't Have It All, that post by Anne-Marie Slaughter that got so many people talking? I loved it -- smart and well argued. Of course, that post wasn't about me....more
Great post!  I recall all the moments someone would tell me I would change my mind about not ...more

Nanny Admissions: I Used To Be Childfree

I hesitate to share this story because I am worried that it will cause people to dislike me or feel that I have these feelings still, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. But I’m also trying to share more of myself on this blog, and writing about this part of my life might help people to understand who I am today. So. *deep breath*...more

My Fancy Hollywood Happening

Last week I had the good fortune to hang out in Los Angeles for a few days.  I flew out for a book-signing for my book –The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree– hosted by Kolu Boutique(which is actually in Venice, CA), my dear friend, Joni who works there,  Jane (the owner), and Brenda, who also works there.  I love the clothes there, because Jane makes it a point to stock clothes you don’t see everywhere....more

Chicks That Trip: Solo Travel Can Be Fun

For many women, one of the downsides of being single is the desire to travel but having no one to go with.  Traveling without some or at least one of your favorite people can be daunting, but it can also be freeing and fun (see Lori's Cuba)....more

Sweepstakes for National Singles Week...Because Being Single Is In!

“[W]hat it does bring home to us is that we can no longer pretend that marriage is the central organizing principle of society?” - Historian Stephanie CoontzThere’s been a rash of studies and news articles lately on the declining marriage rate and the subsequent rise in single people.  Two that I’ve seen a lot of include:...more

Finding a New Normal Through the Grief

When I saw this posted on facebook, it was as though somebody had taken the words right out of my mind. I often find myself wondering who I am now. I know that I'm not the same person as I was before Finley died, or even before I got pregnant and dedicated my life to being a mother.So who am I now? I'm not sure....more