Summertime is a season with its own challenges. Luckily, most of these are as hilarious as they are frustrating!
She sat quietly on my bed, trying to calm my tears, as I wept into the pillow. We barely knew each other, but as my new roommate she was aware that my dad had recently died. She had heard me crying and came to check on me. I finally felt myself calming down and as my […]
He targeted me the moment I sat down. Did I look like easy prey as I was rushing to work? Unaware of him at first, I found a seat and took out my phone to listen to music on the way uptown. As the express five train left the hustle of Manhattan on that beautiful […]
Technically, I own a Pit Bull mix and an American Bully, but people see their square heads and colors and “OMG you own vicious dogs” is what I get. They don’t take a second to ask me about them, nor do they watch my dogs’ body language to see if they’re “Vicious Pit Bulls.” I […]
Dear Pre-Baby Me: There’s this thing you’ve been hearing from people lately. Good people. Well-meaning people. People you love, people you respect, and even people you don’t even know. They all say the same thing: “You don’t know what love is until you have a child.” It’s a lovely notion, isn’t it? That the best things […]
From the time D-dude was able to walk I have asked him to do small chores. As he got older the chores increased and the difficulty increased. He’s eleven now so of course he is doing almost the amount of chores I do. Almost. The amount is close but the difficulty is not as […]
I’m one of those people on your Facebook feed. The one who posts about her awesome workout, checks in at the Y, or lets you know she ran ten miles with the jogging stroller at an 8 minute pace (just kidding, I’ve never done that; that’s fucking impossible). You might see posts from these people and think “shutthefuckup about your […]
Dear Brand New Mama, I see you crying on your bed while you listen to your baby scream in the next room as Daddy (or Grandma, or Auntie, or your best friend) takes a turn. You’ve been banished by well-meaning family, told to “go take a nap” (because you obviously need one), but the screams […]