Love, Life & Community

You Don’t Need To Apologize-To My Mom Friends From Your Childless Friend

This piece was originally published by Scary Mommy. To My Mom Friends, I know you have a lot on your plate. I know that being a mom has changed everything for you. I also know it’s really easy to feel guilty for not doing it all. But please don’t let me be yet another thing you…… Continue reading You Don’t Need To Apologize-To My Mom Friends From Your Childless Friend

Love, Life & Community

No Words to Say Goodbye, But Goodbyes Aren’t Always Forever

This piece was originally published by Feminine Collective on 4/4/2016. “They’re on their way,” my mom said. My heart sank. This was going to be painful. I didn’t know what I was going to say. One of my closest friends was coming over. We had very similar, although quite odd, interests for teenage girls, but this time we weren’t planning…… Continue reading No Words to Say Goodbye, But Goodbyes Aren’t Always Forever

Love, Life & Community

5 Ways To Welcome People Into Your Home Like An Italian

I want my home to be a place where people can feel comfortable. I want people to feel free to just drop in because they happened to be in the area. I want my home to be welcoming to everyone, including my own family. Yet I find it difficult to make that a reality. In…… Continue reading 5 Ways To Welcome People Into Your Home Like An Italian

Justice & Equality

I Hear You No Matter Your LGBTQ Letter

As I left the doctor’s office, I saw my friend Katie sitting on a chair. I waved and almost walked by, until I sensed a sadness about her. I stopped, sat down next to her. Immediately I could tell she was very upset. “What’s going on?” “No one wants to listen to me. I have…… Continue reading I Hear You No Matter Your LGBTQ Letter

Mental Health & Recovery

The Best Thing To Say To Someone With Mental Illness

I’m just going to say it. I have major depression, the clinical, needs medication kind. I’m pretty open about it and I freely tell my friends and family. Much of the time, they don’t know how to respond. I know it’s hard to know what to say. All the “what not to say” lists make it especially…… Continue reading The Best Thing To Say To Someone With Mental Illness