Please Stop Sexualizing My Son, He’s 11

My son started junior high today. Yes, junior high, the place where incoming 7th graders begin breaking free from the shackles of childhood to begin the arduous journey of self-discovery. As my boy walked the long walk from the car to the campus, I stopped to consider the many emotions he might experience on his […]

Confessions From a Sexless Marriage

Two months ago, I made a decision that would affect my nether regions in ways unknown: I lounged in a hot tub. I even Instagrammed it. There was no naughty business to be had; it was just me and some Bud Light Raz-ber-itas in a very hot hot tub for like, two hours. I then […]

We Got Married for a Green Card

Could our story be any more cliché? Foreigner falls for American girl. He’s in a pickle, she wants to help. They marry before they’re ready but it’s cool because, you know, happily ever after and all that. Only this wasn’t a romantic comedy, this was my life. …… We met at a coffee shop through […]

I Joined the Single Mom Nation!

In case you haven’t heard, Single Mom Nation is a brand new website where single mamas gather to get girlfriend-to-girlfriend advice on divorce, dating, style, self-care and {co}parenting and I am SO PROUD to say that I’ve joined the Single Mom Nation team as assistant editor and producer! Founded by everybody’s favorite girlfriend, Jessica Ashley, […]

10 Reasons My Husband is Such a Great Dad

When I met my would-be husband at 17, I had no idea what kind of father he’d make. I barely had an inkling as to what kind of man he’d make. I’d be lying if I said that I thought much about it back then. We were young, living for the moment, and dominated by […]

My Very Best Parenting Advice for New Dads

Congratulations on your perfect new baby, Daddy! Just think of all the precious memories you have yet to share with this incredible little person you helped create! If it all feels like a heart explosion of love, fear, excitement, and uncertainty, welcome to parenthood! We’re so glad you came. I know you’ve been wading through […]

7 Reasons I Don’t Worry About Fighting in Front of the Kids

My husband and I are a pretty swell match. He’s the Type B to my A, the calm to my storm, and the overall yin to my yang. While we laugh a lot, play a lot, and love a lot, 15 years of marriage doesn’t come without a few heart scars. It can’t. We’re human. […]

8 Ways to Get the Girl, According to My 6-Year-Old Son

My son BooBoo is a lot of things: charming, funny, sensitive, and a total babe magnet…and it’s pretty much always been that way. From the moment he could toddle, my accidental Romeo began discovering the power of his playboy charms. He learned quickly that an innocent look here, a flashy smile there, and right amount […]

7 Reasons My Husband and I Don’t Exchange Christmas Gifts

As much as any of us enjoy giving carefully selected Christmas gifts that convey all the love and warmth we feel in our hearts this holiday season, the one person I no longer exchange Christmas gifts with is my husband. While it might seem strange to deliberately overlook the one person who means so much, […]

My Husband Is Not ‘Such a Great Dad’ for Taking Care of His Kids

Last weekend, I left my kids home with their dad for girls’ weekend in Las Vegas with my former boss (relax you guys, she’s 70). We had a total blast. We gambled, shopped, ate very, very well, and even took in a female impersonator show. By all accounts we did Vegas right. When I scheduled […]