21 Days: The Struggle To Acclimate To A Healthier (And Realistic) Lifestyle

I've heard that it takes 21 days to get used to a new routine. Now, I'll be the first to openly admit that living a healthy lifestyle has always been far from a priority for me. Eating carbs and watching TV are a couple of my favorite things in life, and dieting and exercise are… Continue reading 21 Days: The Struggle To Acclimate To A Healthier (And Realistic) Lifestyle

I’m So Old I Remember Doing These 9 Things Before Smartphones Existed

Smartphones have revolutionized life as we know it, and I'm part of the last generation to experience adult life without one. When I look back on life during my early adulthood, it's hard to believe that I did these things on a regular basis.  I carried around a flip phone and an iPod separately so… Continue reading I’m So Old I Remember Doing These 9 Things Before Smartphones Existed

I Ordered My Birth Control On The Nurx App And It Was Awesome

A few days ago, I had a not-so-minor freakout when I discovered that my local doctor's office hadn't renewed my birth control prescription, despite my several requests, and I didn't have the time or money to make an office visit. I was only a couple weeks away from being out of supplies, and that's bad… Continue reading I Ordered My Birth Control On The Nurx App And It Was Awesome

Brunch With The Family: So Much Better Than Bars

I love weekends, but not for the same reasons I did when I was single. Back in those days, weekends meant partying at bars, hooking up, and generally risking getting myself in a lot of trouble. Now that I'm married and settled down into a responsible lifestyle, my favorite thing to do on weekends is… Continue reading Brunch With The Family: So Much Better Than Bars

Anxiety Doesn’t Listen To Reason

I've had anxiety my whole life and it's a bitch. I don't know if it was brought on by anything specific such as being bullied to the point of trying to take my own life as a kid or growing up as the black sheep in a very religious household where I didn't belong, or… Continue reading Anxiety Doesn’t Listen To Reason

This Isn’t Your Mom’s Meatloaf

Meatloaf has a reputation in the food world of being not quite as prestigious as other forms of meat, and I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe the singer Meatloaf ruined it for the food? There's no musical artist (and I'm using that term loosely) called Meatball, and everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs, which are nearly… Continue reading This Isn’t Your Mom’s Meatloaf

Playing With Dogs: It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets A Black Eye

Last night, I was sitting on my couch playing with my dogs just like any other night. Even though Miles is 70 lbs and almost as tall as I am (that doesn't take much), he's young and he still thinks he's a little puppy, and he likes to stretch out in my lap while I… Continue reading Playing With Dogs: It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets A Black Eye