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pros and cons of small children

pros and cons of small children

pros: They’re adorable. I have half a mind to upload the video I took today of my almost-three year old niece repeatedly shouting “I like boat rides!” in public. But I won’t. Just trust me that it’s really cute, okay? They think you’re great. You’re really old compared to a toddler, and as such, most(…)

the six types of christmas gifts to give and receive

the six types of christmas gifts to give and receive

1. The thing that the giver actually wants One year, my dad bought my mom a Playstation 3 because he thought she would like the Blu-ray player (and if he happened to use it for video games it would be a happy coincidence). Another time, my then-eight-year-old sister gave some cartoon movie about dogs to(…)

worth checking out: dear kate

worth checking out: dear kate

Gross conversation time! But it comes with a discount code at the end! If you’re one of my male readers, you can stop reading right now because this post is going to confuse and upset you! We’re going to be talking about periods. Specifically, underwear that you wear during your period. It’s ugly and gross and(…)

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

how to love your body on thanksgiving

how to love your body on thanksgiving

I published this a year ago on CollegeFashion.net. It seems worth bringing up again. Enjoy! I’m going to reveal an unpopular opinion: Thanksgiving is one of my least favorite holidays. (I know, what?) Maybe it’s that I’m not a fan of cranberry sauce. Maybe it just feels anticlimactic, being wedged between my two absolute favorite holidays (Halloween and(…)

pros and cons of going to the gynecologist

pros and cons of going to the gynecologist

Time to visit the gynecologist? Eek. Your thoughts are probably racing over a million different pros and cons. Let me map out a couple for you: Cons: The fear: No matter the reasons for your trip to the gynecologist, they’re usually surrounded by some measure of fear. Whether you fear for the worst, or have no idea(…)

it turns out i’m not dateable

it turns out i’m not dateable

Oops! In fact, I am totally dateless. Here, look, there’s proof (thanks to website-of-horrors, rudateable.com, founded by motivational speaker and noted misogynist Justin Lookadoo): The awkward thing is, I think I answered these questions pretty accurately. And yet, I actually do have a boyfriend! (We are pictured above, looking particularly like Texan politicians on Halloween.(…)