Posts tagged "friends"

Follow the garbage truck to Wendy’s house: How my shame stil lingers

“Follow the garbage truck to Wendy’s house” is the refrain an old classmate would use to refer to my home growing up. For years, a large cluster of trash sat in the upper part of the driveway, right under my bedroom window. In front of it sat a dead, dark red Chevy Cavalier that we had... Read more »

Is Facebook Ruining Your Marriage?

Is Facebook Ruining Your Marriage?
As anyone who has given the ol’ lifelong, monogamous thing a whirl will tell you, marriage is work. It’s not work like my job at a snack bar during the summer before ninth grade, when I’d accidentally drop a hamburger on the floor and then put it back on the bun (five second rule) and serve... Read more »

Can I Get a Recount? Why The 2012 Presidential Election Should Continue Indefinitely

Can I Get a Recount? Why The 2012 Presidential Election Should Continue Indefinitely
Many of you are eager to find out whether Obama or Romney will win the 2012 Presidential Election, which apparently has been one of the most expensive and nastiest in history. I have to admit that I’m not ready for the fun to end. Trust me, no one is more surprised by this development than... Read more »
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Shari Duffy of Ladies Night Chicago Gives Moms a Social Life

Here’s what I envisioned after baby: eight or so weeks of getting into the swing of things, followed by fun girls’ nights out at least twice a month. The reality? I awakened from my post-baby stupor to realize I’d been out with my gal pals only three times in three years. Three years and three early... Read more »

Dear Friends: Please Don’t Shit on My Facebook Wall

I love to debate. Seriously. Ask hubby, who will tell you that I can argue about anything. And, happily, winning isn’t the endgame for me, no matter what the topic. Show me where you’re coming from, and I will listen. I will ask good questions, and I might even – holy cannoli – change my... Read more »

Why Can't Married Men and Women Be Friends?

Why Can't Married Men and Women Be Friends?
Remember what it was like when you fell madly and deeply in love? I do. It happened to me a decade ago, when hubby and I started dating. For months, I wanted nothing more than to spend every single second with him. I wanted to stare at him while he slept and gaze at him... Read more »
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Do Married Moms Make Single Women Feel Bad?

Do Married Moms Make Single Women Feel Bad?
This morning, I had my first face-to-face meeting with a marketing consultant who is quickly becoming a new friend. In the blink of an eye, as often happens with women, the conversation turned away from business and right to our personal lives. She’s not married and doesn’t have kids; I have both a husband and... Read more »

My High School Reunion & Why I Can't Go Back, Yet

My High School Reunion & Why I Can't Go Back, Yet
My high school reunion is this weekend and I’m not going. Sure, there’s a part of me that wants to see all of the old familiar faces, find out what everyone’s been up to (in a non-Fakebook-y sort of way) and feel proud, even if I never mention them, of my recent personal and professional... Read more »

Adventures in Married Dating: The Kid's First Sleepover

Adventures in Married Dating: The Kid's First Sleepover
The kid had her first friend sleepover recently. As much as I love my little one, I couldn’t wait to have a whole night alone with the hubby. We didn’t have anything specific planned, but I was sure that whatever we decided to do would be super duper over-the-top fun and fabulous. At least that’s... Read more »
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