All moms need support sometimes, specially when we´re feeling down or lonely or overburdened with the toddlers and their devilish ways. Sometimes all we want is a hug, a walk and talk, a cup of coffee and some laughs, or maybe just a sleep in. But in some cases we are far from our families, we don´t have our own moms that can help out and take the kids for a few hours or an old friend with kids of her own that we can hang out with without having to go through the dreaded small talk or trying to not come out as simply insane....more
Last week we talked about the "right" reasons to get married. This week let's review reasons someone shouldn't get married.I realize that everyone has their own relationship baggage to carry, and no one is perfect. The purpose of this list is to help you think and understand your motivations for being in your relationship. IF you are thinking about getting married, you must be clear about why you want to get married, because your reasons will influence the expectations you take into your married life....more
Last year marked my thirteen-year wedding anniversary. I love the legal protections of marriage -- no one argues that my husband can't visit me in the hospital or shouldn't be able to pick something up for me or inherit my money.
There’s really no ideal way for couples to merge their finances together once they’ve said their “I do"s (or even before the vows have been said), however to avoid future financial communication issues it’s important to have the conversation about how you two plan to handle the household finances going forward....more
As the number of people living with STDs is on the rise, it becomes increasingly important to learn the basics of marvelous sexual education. In the United States today, around 19 million new infections are thought to take place on an annual basis, and almost half of that number occurs in young people between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four....more
So little sister Ladybug is this energizer bunny, loving, hilarious, jumping bean; she is either in a state of motion or fast asleep. There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground with her, ever since the day she was born—I remember her little body in my arms, and she was trying to hold her tiny head up in the hospital (I think so she could hear her big sister). She’s embraced life to the fullest and with gusto that I wish I could bottle, especially when at a late afternoon meeting and I have to force my head to stay on top of my neck, rather than sag into an impromptu slumber, lo...more
You guys…Can I just put it all out there for a minute?Because…I just…Can’t even.I’ve been noticing myself becoming increasingly bitter and cynical over the past couple of weeks. Not for any particular reason, but there’s this hidden reservoir of anger that bubbles up every now and then, and I suddenly feel like going all-out homicidal on some people.Particularly the ass hat.The same ass hat who’s been totally non-existent in my thoughts for the past few months. But all of a sudden I’m all, “I HATE THE ASS HAT!”...more
I don’t know if this is still a thing but if you’re a single woman and you still get asked “Why are you single?” followed by a concerned, pity face, you’re not alone.I’m that girl. I’m the single girl who has been single for longer than I could even remember. I’m actually okay with it. I bet most of us are until people around us start to talk about women and relationships, or even marriage for that matter, as if it is a goal, as if being with someone for a prolong period of time is the proof of the female’s quality....more