Well, it's official. I'm the last gypsy slut standing in my group of 4 BFF's/partners in crime. And I'm not complaining. I think it's very appropriate it 'ended up' this way. I am the one that could TOTALLY handle NEVER having a wedding EVER. I like attending them but I know I would HATE having one. I would hatehatehate the whole entire day and this is not exaggeration by any stretch either. Dress? EW. Booze YAY. High heels? EWW. Making small talk with over a hundred people? EW. Attention on me- EW....more
When you're pregnant for the first time, everyone gives you the side-eye and says, "This baby is going to change your life and your marriage forever. FOREVER." In cynical tones, they describe the horrors of nighttime feedings, the distance you feel from you spouse, the way this child is going to be your entire world, and how things will never, ever be the same.
And they're right...in some ways. But what I really wish is that the cynical tones and horror stories would stop. It's almost as though society sets up us for failure in our marriages after a child is born....more
Red roses For Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, giving flowers often seems like a gift from Mother Nature herself.But when flowers are doused in pesticides and transported long (i.e., energy-intensive) distances, their eco-appeal quickly evaporates. The health impact conventionally-grown flowers has makes them even less desirable....more