The way that my husband and I have chosen to have our children is a little different than the way that most people go about it. We don’t want to have any biological children. We only want to foster and adopt our children.
But when I saw woman after woman on the streets of LA with flawless skin, stunning lipstick, and luscious, smoky eyeshadow, I got really self-conscious about how little makeup I was using. Was it enough? Should I be using more?
Thanksgiving is a holiday that, growing up, you probably spent with your family. Family time can be a wonderful thing, but for those of us who occasionally spend Thanksgiving Day avoiding our nosy aunt’s intrusive questions about our career and love life, a nontraditional Thanksgiving can be the perfect holiday.
Recently, I decided to go through the show again, and I was so surprised by how much more deeply it resonated with me the second time around — everything from Meredith’s struggle with her past, to her attempt to find her own identity, to the characters’ relationships.
Sometimes you or your partner may need to understand certain details. Other times, it’s healthier just to remain in the dark.
When I was a teenager in rural Michigan, which is where I grew up, I drove to the grocery store late at night to get cold medicine. I parked next to a minivan, and there was a man standing next to the van’s sliding side door. I figured it was just a dad helping his kids into the van.
Time heals a lot of wounds, but time cannot heal all wounds.
When you are with someone who is similar to you, you can still challenge each other, but it doesn’t have to be a confrontational thing.
If you are anything like me, you may have had one awful professional experience in your career that left you questioning everything about yourself and your skill set.
It was like I was afraid that shining a light on it might make it disappear, that one wrong move might forever weigh it down and make it like my past relationship.
I was talking to someone the other day when I mentioned my husband, which instantly ensued raised eyebrows and the following questions: “You’re married? How old are you?!”