The Internet is a Place. For Real.

Internet Friends

My friend Amy shared a video with me this morning about a boy named Josh who was previously bullied after losing his dad, but one day decided to open doors for people, and it changed his life. It was the typical tearjerker, emotional piano music in the background, only watch this shit on your period type of video. Don't get me wrong, it was wonderful and totally affirming (you can watch it here), but I'm not really a touchy-feely kind of girl. I usually just smile, watch a few seconds and then … [Read More...]

Inspiration: August’s Writing Prompts

Body Blog Month

Running the Curvy Girl Guide Community puts me in touch with thousands of brilliant women, and their equally brilliant platforms. In an effort to embolden and promote the powerful voices I surround myself with, I've developed a month's worth of writing prompts for them (and you!) to explore and … [Read More...]

Bohemian Summer

Tye Dye Maxi Twirl

I don't have a single summer memory of my childhood that happened indoors. We simply weren't allowed. For years and years, summer meant my parents kicking my little brother and I out of the house to explore, play and entertain ourselves until dark. Sometimes it was amazing, sometimes it sucked. I … [Read More...]

Whatever Cosmo, There’s a New Sex Quiz In Town.

You know when your partner does something during sex that does nothing for you, but you're way too nice to say something? Or like when you really want to try something but are afraid to sound like an aspiring internet sex worker? Me too. I mean, for the most part, I'm pretty good at being my … [Read More...]

This Human of New York

HONY

See this guy right there? That's my dad. "Are you lonely?" "It's been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I'm even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to restaurants, I … [Read More...]

Group Therapy

Our Couples

"8 and three dashes." "What?" "8 and three... yes three dashes." I hold three fingers up into the air as Andy and my brother Adam stare at me from the table saw positioned on the deck. "8 and three dashes." I yell at them again from the center of the dining room. "What the fuck is wrong with … [Read More...]

The Apology

Our life this month has coincided beautifully with the 4th of July... some change and some freedom. Physical and emotional change that has been wonderful and sweat-inducing and scream-ridden and terrifying. You'll read about and see more of that in a few days. But first, a little bit of freedom, and … [Read More...]

Confidence… WE GOT THIS.

KathyKaitlinRenee

There is a box at the very top of my closet full of photographs. Remember those? Archaic artifacts from a time when we needed our memories to be tangible and red-eyed. The box is deceiving. While the photos weigh mere ounces, the collection itself contains hundreds of pounds gained and lost and … [Read More...]

A Day of Yes

Say Yes

I say no a lot. I mean I say no to my kids a lot. Strangers and friends who I care considerably less about, I seem to struggle with limits an nos, and yet my kids, no is almost reflexive at this point. Hey mom can- Nope. Hey Brittany, can you fly in to do this thing that you barely have time or … [Read More...]

Get Your Camp Throwback On… TODAY!

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Holy shit, it's that time again! Tickets for Camp Throwback 2015 go on sale TODAY at 10am EST. CLICK HERE to check out CampThrowback.com and buy your tickets! Wanna read the wrap-up from the 2014 event? Click here! … [Read More...]

When the Internet Steals Your Pictures

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First of all, if you came here via a search like "OMG SOMEONE STOLE MY PHOTO ONLINE!?," this is awkward, but I actually have no real advice for you outside of procuring a lawyer and having them handle all the legal crap. Way easier. Also, maybe go see Maleficent twice in a 5 day span like I did, and … [Read More...]