The Other Guys


The sidekick. The companion. The BFF. The non-lead character. Today I’d like to take the time to celebrate all those who, for the most part, play second (or third or fourth) fiddle. Those who just don’t get enough time in the spotlight. Because sometimes the other guys and gals are just as awesome. Toph Beifong [...]

When Your New BFF Doesn’t Know She Wants To Be Your BFF Yet


So, you’ve met this mom at 5:30 a.m. CardioPump, and she’s wicked funny and laughs endearingly with her hand over her mouth when the breast-implants-bought-on-a-girls-roadtrip-to-Mexico nasty neighbor up front hits herself in the face with the hand weights. When you see that your new crush’s travel mug reads, “Yeah. I said it. So What,” you [...]

The Give and Take of Friendship


Friendships are really important to me. I like to be a good friend and I like to have good ones and one of the ways to keep that going is to know that in friendship there’s a lot of give and take. Well, in mine anyway. It’s no secret that we have to maintain them [...]

Setting Boundaries


We all make bad decisions, I know this. Some are worse than others. Some impact us in immeasurable ways and some teach us incredible things. I certainly prefer the latter. If I have to go through something that isn’t terrific, I had better learn from it. I think a big lesson for me in setting boundaries [...]

Too Fat For Saturday


My best friend in the entire world is getting married on Saturday. I’m really excited about her wedding, even if it means wearing a bridesmaid’s dress that cuts off my air supply. I realized last week that I hadn’t even tried on my dress since before I got pregnant. It was then that I also [...]