I can’t remember how long you were at birth, or when you sat up on your own for the first time. I can remember those first little teeth pushing through your gums, though, and I’ll never forget how little we … Continue reading
The conversation around mental health has changed so much since I was a kid. As in, we talk about it, at least a little. The importance of starting a conversation is beyond anything I can really explain to anyone who … Continue reading
My Facebook timeline is full of people heading to the gym for the first time, trying detox programs, and complaining about the serious lack of chocolate in kale salads. I get it: it’s January and everyone wants to make those … Continue reading
We took the kids to Monster Jam in Toronto the other night, and had yet another awesome time. It’s amazing just how fun watching huge trucks race around in the dirt can be. I never thought we’d be into it, … Continue reading
I don’t know who originally wrote this, but the screenshot was posted in a Facebook group, and reposted by many of my friends last week: You’re probably having one of two reactions right now: 1. Your back’s up and you’re … Continue reading
I’ve had my period roughly 350 times now and it’s possible I hate it now more than ever. Look, I’ve gone through all the stages of a female human of menstruating age: horror, pride, relief, more relief, pregnancy, and now? Now I have no use for this hormone-addled, heavy-flow, mood-altering time of the month. I’m ready to invest in polyester pants, perms, and winters in Florida instead of the multitude of products I buy to make this whole thing less unpleasant, thank-you-very-much.
My period at 40 is as unwelcome as it was when I was 12 and had just come home from trick or treating to discover the ultimate trick had been played upon me. (Hey, Mom, it would’ve been super helpful if you’d told me to stick the pad to my underwear, and not myself. . . I wasn’t as bright as you apparently assumed.)
In any case, I’m extremely pleased to tell you that I’ve wasted a significant amount of time trying to find the most perfect gifs to describe to you the precise timeline of emotions I go through each month.
(Because that’s what all menstruating 40-year-old women do, right?)
Is it coming? Wahhh, it’s coming.
All the chocolate. Now.
This commercial for cereal is just so saaaaaaaad, though.
Can’t speak, must eat.
Oh, looks like it might be a light month.
Uterus, why hast thou forsaken me?
Fuck you, ladybits.
It’s never a light month.
This IS my happy face.
Wait, is it ending? Could this be?
Toodles, period, it’s been swell.
(All gifs from Giphy)
I’m not entirely sure we’re going to get winter in my neck of the woods this year, but if it does come, I’m totally prepared to enjoy it. My husband convinced me to learn to ski last year, and I … Continue reading
What can I say about Monster Jam? It’s a fun family night full of cheering for gigantic (12 feet tall! 10,000 pounds!), loud trucks flying over (or plowing right on through) obstacles. It’s high-intensity, rip-roaring, ground-shaking fun, and it’s loud, … Continue reading
A NYE Prep Guide for the Ultimate Pizazz How is it already almost 2016? I’ve been a bit of a New Year’s Eve grinch over the last few years, but this year, we’re inviting some friends over to have some … Continue reading
I tweeted recently that being an adult is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, and I wasn’t even remotely kidding. Of course, being a parent is right up there, too. But ohhh, adulthood is just so much harder … Continue reading