How to Add Excitement to Your Relationship Without Leaving Your City

Feeling a little sleepy in your relationship? There are plenty of ways to splash a bit of cold water and wake up (or wake your groggy partner). Nothing shakes the cobwebs and adds a bit of excitement to a relationship quite like getting out of town for a bit, but it’s not always feasible (or reasonable) to get away.…

All the Things That Went Wrong During My Wedding, and How I Dealt With Them

I got married a few months ago, and I’m here to tell you that it’s not the pastel- and fondant-covered dream that bridal magazines would have you believe. This shit is stressful. From managing in-laws to dealing with vendors who chirpily upcharge you 200% for chargers (still not sure what those are), planning a…

How to Literally Do Everything When You’re a Single Working Mom

About three years ago, my 2-year-old daughter and I were strolling through the pasta aisle at our small-town grocery store when we ran into a woman we knew. She asked about my impending move to New York City for grad school. “How on Earth are you going to pull off living in New York City with a small child?” she asked…

Single Ladies: What’s the Most Ridiculous Life Advice You’ve Ever Received?

There’s nothing that invites unsolicited advice quite like being a single woman. To show up at a family reunion is to be drowned in a deluge of dubious dating and life advice from everyone from the aunt you haven’t seen in at least five years, to your great-uncle’s new wife. To mention that you might even be content…