3 secrets for learning the language of money in relationships

It's no secret that one the most contentious issues in many relationships is money. It truly does make the world — and our lives — go 'round. Money also doesn't discriminate as to who its issues affect; it influences partnerships between people of any age, race, gender, background, or income level. I'm by no means an expert on relationships or money, as I'm sure Dr. Phil and Suze Orman could tell quickly given the chance. But I am someone who's had to examine her own financial values in the context of her relationship. I've had to work with my husband to cultivate shared ideas and practices for our life together. The following tenets are a product of my six years of learning, compromise, and growth…


7 ways smoking weed can make you a better parent

I live in Colorado, where Amendment 64 gave us the right to blaze up for pleasure in addition to medical reasons. That includes *gasp* caregivers of children. Sometimes known as parents. And we're not alone. Marijuana is legal in some form or another in 23 states and the District of Columbia. With weed as popular as it's ever been, it's easy to understand that a vast amount of these users are mothers and fathers. Here are some of the many reasons parents are lighting up…


Being fat isn't a sex-life death sentence: how to be body positive in the bedroom

Confession: I was a covers-pulled-up-to-my-chin, lights-off, minimize-jiggling-however-possible lover. I hated my nude body. I used to think somehow that if my partner couldn't see the parts of me that I didn't like, (s)he'd magically not know about them. Then, I met a partner who finally called me out on it. That's the moment I had my great epiphany: Being fat isn't automatically a sex-life death sentence; it's SO possible to have mind-blowing sex and be overweight