By Melanie Forstall of entermothering.com In the middle of a somewhat heated conversation recently, a woman called me cold. As jazzed as I was, her words were not at all intended to be a compliment. Her intent was to shame me; make me feel bad for not having an emotional response. While I simply didn’t […]
By Renee Rocco of reneerocco.com You know how some folks are like, “that b*tch is crazy,” but she’s not a ‘mental’ sort of crazy. Yeah, well, after Jesse was born, I went full-blown insane. I dismissed it as an obsessive need to be the best mommy ever because of how long and rough the road […]
By Kate Cartia Breakups suck. You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it. Ideally, immediately moving on from a craptastic relationship as quickly as possible, “Somebody That I Used to Know”-style, is your best bet, right? Drink some wine, wash the sheets, covertly change that Relationship Status on Facebook so that the girl you did […]
By Haley Linnet of Defiant Wanderings I’m not being hyperbolic. I literally had to have emergency surgery THREE DAYS after moving to Lima, Peru. An ovarian cyst, roughly the size of an ice cream truck, was wrapping around my left ovary. The doctor gleefully informed me that a few hours more, and I would have […]
By Julie Hoag of juliehoagwriter.com I called my teen son a jerk. Many people would call this my mom fail. I do admit I felt a tinge of guilt calling him that on his birthday. However, calling my son a jerk wasn’t a parent fail because it opened his eyes to family time, and I […]
You need to see these side-by-side results from IKEA’s bullying experiment.
By Nicole Merritt of jthreeNme Ten years ago, I was graduating from a small(ish) Catholic college twenty minutes south of Boston. I was 22 and about to get married and move to Miami to begin law school. Ten years ago, I naively thought, “I’ve made it.” I’ve graduated college. (check!) I’ve secured a husband. (check!) […]
There are a lot of perks to air travel. I mean, there are the never-ending lines. The confiscation of personal possessions. The full-body invasion of privacy by TSA. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE? But perhaps most wondrous about traveling through the atmosphere at 800 miles per hour in a hermetically sealed fart canister is the other passengers. They’re […]