What is Your Aspiration in Life? Here's Mine (With Some Help From Beyonce)

I often get made fun of for my Beyonce obsession, and I’m also acutely aware of how often I reference her and/or her music in my blog.  WHATEVER IT’S A FREE COUNTRY AND I LOVE HER OKAY?!But, be forewarned…cause I’m ‘bout to reference her again.There’s a song on her latest album called ‘Pretty Hurts,’ and without getting into too much detail about the song and what it’s about - it tackles beauty standards, low self-esteem and societal pressure to be thin and beautiful.  Ya know, all the things Beyonce naturally is....more

That next big thing

“My life is over.” “What’s the point of living?” “My life has no purpose.” " "It’s all downhill from here." ...more

If we're childless, what is our legacy?

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the issue of what we leave behind. I’ve been prompted by reading someone else’s thoughts and fears on this matter for the past few months, as well as visiting my mother and looking at family trees and old photos. When we are childless, what is our legacy? Do we even have one? Why do we want one? Is it important?...more

Gifts of Infertility - Embracing the unknown

Growing up, and even as a young adult, I hated uncertainty, and loved to plan. I hated waiting for things, even though I was relatively patient in other respects. I hated waiting for exam results, I hated waiting to find out if I was accepted for my student exchange, and I hated waiting to see if a boy liked me. I liked certainty, as I am sure we all do....more

Single Mom, Single Friends & Stepford Wives

My college friends that are twenty-somethings spend their weekends at the beach, reveling in the glory of meaningless drunken flings and planning fun trips to places that are notorious for cheap booze and strong ties to the Cartel....more

The Awkward Question for a Childless Stepmom

The Awkward Question for a Childless StepmomIn case some of you don’t already know, I am fifteen years younger than my husband and at the time of this article, I am thirty-one years old with no biological children.  My husband’s two children, teenagers now, have lived with us for over three years....more

The Stupid Shit Childless People Say

 Before I get too much into this post, let me start with a confession: I was one of those annoying, know-it-all, gonna-tell-you-how-to-raise-kids-when-I’ve-never-had-any-kids asshole kind of childless person. I was known for such great hits as:...more
Wait... Did you not just lump all childless people into the same group? While I have virtually ...more

Oh, Betty! I So Get You

“I don’t want you to think I’m a quitter. I’ve fought for plenty in my life. That’s how I know when it’s over. To know when to move on…” That dialogue from the final season of Mad Men struck like a thunder clap. I nodded instinctively. ...more

You Don't Have Kids??!!?!

I had never planned to make this particular rant but someone at work set me off this morning. Since I couldn’t spew all this venom at them you all get to enjoy my tantrum **Insert sinister laugh here** ...more
BNadyn Thank you! And the co-worker most definitely was asking so she could judge me. We've had ...more

Far, far away