My grandmother has Alzheimer’s. She’s fairly progressed, but not so far as it seems this woman was. Even on her best, brightest days she can suddenly forget where she is, who she’s with, what she’s doing. When we go out I have to tell her where we’re going and what we’re going to do every few minutes. I can’t… » 4/14/15 5:16pm Tuesday 5:16pm

That sucks. I always hid my smoking from my parents even as an adult because I knew they would absolutely lose their shit. They caught me once about 14 years ago and you'd have thought I'd been dangling babies off a cliff. I went the e-cig route a couple years ago and I loooove it. I tried the Blu and they did… » 4/14/15 3:23pm Tuesday 3:23pm

Holy crap those are both gorgeous patterns! Make them both and wear them all the time! I'll take one of each while you're at it because I am nowhere near that skilled at knitting yet. I hate all that "what you can't wear" bullshit. I'll wear what the fuck I want if it's comfortable and/or I think it looks good. Does… » 4/13/15 3:16pm Monday 3:16pm

Joining the chorus to say this sounds like a great way to spend your day. A person can't let themselves wallow in an emotional mud pit forever, but sometimes you do need to take a good roll. You've had an active, social week, and that's great! It's so good to be out living life, connected to other people. It can also… » 4/11/15 1:06pm 4/11/15 1:06pm

I think this is excellent advice. My only baby was an emergency c-section, so I don’t have personal experience this, but I know a lot of women who do. I really think your best plan is to be clear up front about what you want/need/expect. Obviously not everyone can go into a pregnancy knowing these things, especially… » 4/11/15 12:54am 4/11/15 12:54am

Omg soooooo much canned tuna growing up! Canned tuna added to anything=instant meal. Or, hell, on its own. I’m in a way more financially stable place now, but I still load up on ridiculous amounts of canned tuna whenever I find it for killer cheap. It’s still the first place my brain goes when I think “cheap, quick,… » 4/10/15 1:53pm 4/10/15 1:53pm

I completely panicked and became convinced our family dog -the sweetest, most gentle 35lbs of fur on earth- was going to kill my baby when I brought her home. Cried and screamed and yelled at my parents until they put her outside. Of course dog and baby became best buddies and the dog never once so much as growled at… » 4/10/15 11:23am 4/10/15 11:23am

That’s what I did as a young single mother. I had no time for seriously dating between the kid, work, and school. I didn’t care about a real relationship because I was extremely fulfilled, happy, and busy. So I had fun, dating casually when I could get out, seeing a few different people, keeping things simple. It was… » 4/09/15 4:44pm 4/09/15 4:44pm