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The single mom stigma

I've never — not even once — been late on the rent in all my adult life. I have a stable job at a world-class University. I make a decent income. I'm not rich, but I can pay the bills and live comfortably. So why, then, am I seen as a "liability" to landlords? Oh, right. The single mom stigma.

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On being a heavily-tattooed parent in the "white picket fence" suburbs

Tattooing has been around for thousands of years. It is one of the oldest forms of art, laden with as many different meanings as there are global cultures. And they're all fun and games when you are young and carefree — society is more likely to accept your tattoos and move on with their lives. But I have found that the rules change when you become parents.

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Moving to "us" from "me" and fearing the loss of my autonomy

My amazing future husband and I have been together just over two years and engaged over one. He's amazing, and kind, and is a perfectly balanced feminist who looks like a Viking biker. I can't even imagine my life without him in it, let alone how I managed to get here without him. Yet I've been really stressed over the fact that he and I become WE, US, THEM, in the eyes of the law, family, and society.

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Living with and loving a picky eater

I really value being able to plan meals and cook at home with and for each other. It saves money, it’s healthier, and I feel like it strengthens our connection. However, it can be frustrating trying to figure out dinner each week with a picky eater. So, here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned on living with and loving a picky eater. (Note, this is primarily for adult picky eaters. I’ve never had to feed a child picky eater… yet!)