Love

07.06.12
Family Affairs: Notes From a Daughter
Family Affairs: Notes From a Daughter

There had, I suppose, always been secrets: photos of strangers tucked between packages of pantyhose, riddled notes next to names and places in defunct datebooks, cryptic, careful voicemails never left on the landline. The other figures in my parents’ marriage only ever existed as such: hints ... read more

07.04.12
A Perfect Birth Is all in the Mind
A Perfect Birth Is all in the Mind

I recently gave birth to my first little baby. Prior to this, I had written extensively about the possibilities of a pain free, empowering natural birth. I questioned whether a painful birth was all in the mind. I set my stall out with full positive intention as to how my baby would come int... read more

07.02.12
All About Internet Dating
All About Internet Dating

I have just ended a stint of internet dating. I hop on and off the internet dating merry-go-round intermittently. It’s a great invention in some ways (being able to peruse hot men without looking like a crazed staring woman? WIN!) but in others it drives me crazy. I don’t spend longer than about... read more

06.26.12
Your Real Best Friend
Your Real Best Friend

Why is it our best friends can see exactly whom we need to dump, what we need to learn, where we need to improve, why we need to move on and exactly how we need to do it — while we remain blind to their insights, deaf to their usually spot-on advice and downright an... read more

06.25.12
You Can’t Plan Love
You Can’t Plan Love

We met at University. He had a ponytail. I took the piss out of that ponytail mercilessly. We were studying English so would spend hours in the local pub discussing what Faulkner was trying to say in As I Lay Dying, how Toni Morrison wrote so magically, or what Joyce would have been lik... read more

06.22.12
Fortifying Parenthood
Fortifying Parenthood

Parents are often burdened by internalized expectations surrounding attachment. Cultural pressures seep into our pores, clogging our hearts/minds with a million different ideas of how we “should” raise our children. Egging women on to embody unattainable perfection from head to toe, cultural ... read more

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