5 Ways Motherhood Has Changed Me

From the moment you get pregnant…scratch that – from the moment you get married it seems as though all people ever want to tell you is how different life is going to be once children come along. Some of us even hear it long before that point depending on what kind of family and friends…

Let’s Talk Food: Sticky BBQ Chicken Tenders

Let’s talk food! I love food. I love to eat it, I love to prepare it, I love to cook it and bake it, I love to smell it as it cooks… I just LOVE it. I discovered early on that I had a pretty refined taste palette and a natural knack for cooking and…

Keeping Love Alive While Staying Cool

Well, hot holy hell, it’s already August. The Sunday of summer is upon us and weather projections in my neck of the woods are as bleak and sweaty as usual. I’ve never been a big fan of August, but since my daughter decided to arrive in the sweltering cesspool of humidity I’ve decided I don’t…

A Moment For Mental Health

Hi there! Yup, I’m alive. Here’s the thing… I have depression and anxiety. My life is a constant inner struggle, which, despite my carefully constructed routines and masks, sometimes seeps into my external world. There are days when just being alive becomes physically painful and exhausting and there is nothing I can do to change…

A Rare Emotional Moment

I am, more often than not, brash, vulgar, and mildly offensive. My observations on life walk the fine line between hilarious and appalling. I believe that overt emotion belongs to teenagers and passionate lovers, while the rest of us should just tuck that shit away for alone time. I am who I am, and I make…

The One Where I Open My Own Shop

Today is one of those rare NYC days where the weather is warm and sunny, but neither the heat nor the humidity has become oppressive yet. Of course, I am stuck in my office but I have opened every window in sight and made 4 trips to the deli across the street despite needing nothing.…

Learning A Language

I think it’s about time I tackled some of the items on my 30 before 30 list, what with time running out and all. I’ve mentioned before that I had completed a few of them and just never got around to posting, because I absolutely suck at life. I’ll start small with number 4, which was…