Archive for February 2014

Chiberian staycation : A recipe for de-stressing

Chiberian staycation : A recipe for de-stressing
My husband and I were supposed to be in San Juan this week. San Juan, where temperatures are in the mid-80s. Compared to Chicago, where the windchills are 20-below. Fuck. We had to scrub the trip because it turned out we owed the government $500, because my husband’s work underestimated how good of a salesman... Read more »

Can my cats get along with the new dog?

Can my cats get along with the new dog?
We adopted Pepper, a miniature schnoodle, a month ago, and it’s been hilarious watching him and our three cats learn how to get along.  For this milestone, I thought I’d gather them all together and ask what they think of each other. Pepper: That furry one is mean. I was just sleeping there with you... Read more »

Bill Gothard, sexual predator in Oak Brook, still goes uninvestigated by police

Bill Gothard, sexual predator in Oak Brook, still goes uninvestigated by police
I knew Bill Gothard was creepy and sexually harassed teen girls, but as more stories come out, it’s become increasingly clear that he is a sexual predator. I’ve always been glad my parents never got involved with the Advanced Training Institute or the Institute of Basic Life Principles seminars or teachings. Gothard wasn’t even much... Read more »
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Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen, and validation of abuse accusations

Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen, and validation of abuse accusations
Who should we believe? Dylan Farrow or Woody Allen? Dylan shared a story about how Woody, her dad, raped her. Ever since that, there have been TONS of articles, commentary, and people weighing in on the allegations. Many people praise her for speaking up even though it’s difficult–but a TON of people have been unkind... Read more »

It's not depression if you're sometimes happy? I call bullshit

It's not depression if you're sometimes happy? I call bullshit
Fellow blogger Jenna Karvunidis over at High Gloss and Sauce talked about the possibility that she has PPD (postpartum depression.) From her description, it’s a good chance. Or else she has seasonal affective because of this cursed winter. Either way, the symptoms started after giving birth, and keeps persisting. Fortunately, she’s seeking treatment, which, if... Read more »