When it comes to acronyms, I've got my life on lock. I've got my BF Orie, who is actually my husband now but old habits die hard. I've got my MIL, who is my mother-in-love and my second mom. I've got my BFF Jess, who is my best friend forever and my actual better half. … Continue reading Best Faraway Friend; The New-Age BFF
To all of the women and men coming forward and joining the #MeToo movement, I hear you, and I appreciate you. It takes courage to speak about such deep scars, and more courage still to hold your head up in the face of a society that's more offended by victims sharing their stories than it … Continue reading The #MeToo Movement
Halloween is coming up and you're broke as hell but still wanna boast a unique, clever costume. Don't worry - I've got you. Here are 5 Halloween costume ideas guaranteed to make you the hit of the party you'll regret attending after too many vodka cranberries cause you to sleep with Kylo Ren. 1. A … Continue reading 5 Quick, Affordable Halloween Costumes for the Once-Enterprising Millennial
You guys, I'm sorry. I'm not great at keeping up with this lately. But it turns out it's actually incredibly difficult and time-consuming attempting to be a well-rounded human being. I am barely keeping my head above water these days; I'm just treading in place, fighting against the burning in my thighs and trying not … Continue reading September Shortcomings
When I was twelve, I was an odd duck.We sort of already touched on this before, but there are some things that I haven't been willing to admit, especially on such a public, permanent platform. Things that very few people in my past know, thanks to the fringe benefits of being a military brat who … Continue reading I Told You So: A Story of Puberty, Cole Sprouse, and Vindication
Sometimes you move, and it takes up entirely more time than you thought it was going to. And sometimes you have an infant who doesn't like sleeping through the night, and your partner in child-rearing is still in New England while you're in charge of waking up 6 times a night to stuff the pacifier … Continue reading Sometimes, You Move.
A year ago, I was on the cusp. My life was a flurry of packing tape, U-Haul contracts, and 'downsizing,' since I was flying my self-made Tuscaloosa nest. I had just accepted a job offer as a copywriter for a bank, I was looking for places to live in the 'greater Boston area' just like … Continue reading Yes, I’m Moving. No, It’s Not Because of the Snow.
No, no, it's okay, I'm not going to tell you about it. Not any more than to say sometimes epidurals don't take and it's perfectly normal to temporarily resent your newborn for the first 12 hours of its life as you attempt to process the extreme, life-changing pain you just experienced. ... I hope. This is … Continue reading Grace & Jess In the Wild: Grace Gives Birth
1.There are only 59 sleeps left until Christmas. That’s right, yall. Maybe you chafe at the sight of Target already moving the Thanksgiving decor to the back to make room for absurdly giant fake pine trees, but I sure don’t. I’m going to buy three. 2.Corgi puppies! Think of their outlandish, slinky-like bodies and long-running … Continue reading 13 Things That Are More Fun To Think About Than the 2016 Presidential Election
Seriously. I can’t. To be fair, I haven’t really tried, nor did I have any real motivation to curb our satisfying but irregular sex life. In some instances, I can hardly even be blamed; when you watch the guy you have a huge crush on playing with the gorgeous child he helped make, you sort … Continue reading I Just Can’t Stop Having Sex