Tag: relationships

To my daughter on her second birthday

To my daughter on her second birthday, I packed up your high chair the other day, you no longer use it. These days you insist on sitting in a chair at the table, just like your big sister. You’ve become her twin, her shadow, over the past few months. There is no where she goes, …

The bullying doesn’t stop, it just changes

Bullying. The first time I was teased about the way I looked I was in elementary school. We were sitting in class when the boy sitting next to me said something about my hair. Then the boy next to him joined in, and another boy on the other side of me jumped in, and my …

How millennials are ruining Thanksgiving

Dearest millennial host, It’s me, your 19 pound turkey, dropping in with a very important message about Thanksgiving. I know a written letter seems a little formal, especially since you are about to be wrist deep inside of me, but it’s pretty hard to get your attention any other way. For example, do you remember …

I’m another year older

I’m grateful to wake up another year older today. I know it’s an experience denied so many. After being serenaded by my kids, and eating a wonderful breakfast cooked by my amazing husband, I answered the age old question, “Do you feel any different?” The short answer, no.

Hello, I’m the failed wife

A letter of thanks from the formerly failed wife. When I initially wrote this piece for Huffington Post about my whirlwind journey from wife to ex-wife, I didn’t really expect much to come of it. Honestly, I assumed a few people would read it out of morbid curiosity and then never give it a second …

Not My Ghostbusters, How The Thing Ruined My Childhood

The Thing (2011) Review Burn it! Review by Kenny Wellbank October 15th 2011 The Thing stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, and a bunch of dudes that can speak Norwegian, oh and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who is cool. The Thing failed me. Mistake number one, it’s a prequel to the original Thing, and they didn’t make …

Dear Daughter, a letter on your third birthday

Dear daughter, today you turn three. And although I will miss your tiny little voice, and your tiny face, I am excited for the year ahead of us. This year you surprised me in so many ways. Your personality is clearer than ever.  You are the charming little weirdo with a great laugh who is …

Shit changes fast around here

Shit changes fast around here, and as soon as I’m used to the current state of things, it changes again. I’m still in survival mode.  I say still because I think I shifted into it somewhere around my sixth month of pregnancy, maybe somewhere around my second round of strep throat?  The “baby” is now …

Attention parents, you are doing everything wrong

Parents, you are doing everything wrong! Yes, I mean you. Every. Thing. That’s what the headline read as I scrolled through my newsfeed on my phone while nursing my 3 month old (apparently that’s another big no-no, no phones while breastfeeding.  Babies need eye contact while nursing.  PUT YOUR PHONES DOWN RIGHT NOW AND ENGAGE …