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Letting It All Hang Out: How I Made Peace With My Small Boobs

Letting It All Hang Out: How I Made Peace With My Small Boobs

07.18.2011
Last January, I stopped wearing a bra. I haven't put one back on since.
My Favorite Ant

My Favorite Ant

07.14.2011
We met over anthill in a field between our two back yards. I came out of my back gate to find a little girl exactly my size standing there,...
Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

07.25.2011
Some might say I could have waited until we were wheeled out of the operating room, but I began the conversation early. "Listen, there...
Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

07.20.2011
Jamie and I had so much fun. We talked all the time, made rice sandboxes in which we hunted for pennies, did finger painting, explored...

Confronting My Rapist

07.19.2011
It takes a strong person to confront their rapist. Sometimes it is unavoidable.
In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

08. 1.2011
My sister and I sat with my grandmother while she lay dying a few months ago. Against her pale skin, freckled and dotted with beauty marks,...
What Are You, Barren?

What Are You, Barren?

07.13.2011
Sausalito comes from the Spanish and means "small willow grove." It's a touristy little town on San Francisco Bay, but still beautiful....
I Asked My Daughter To Blog About Me. It Already Stings

I Asked My Daughter To Blog About Me. It Already Stings

06.16.2011
I tried to give my daughter the childhood and the mother I longed for, having grown up in turbulent circumstances. But there were challenges....
Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

06.13.2011
Around the time I turned 40, I went to see a therapist. My mother had recently died. My little boy had been seriously ill, and I found...

Go Gray and Go for Broke

06. 7.2011
Will there be a gray revolution? Will women finally believe that they can go "au naturel" at no cost? Perhaps we need more big players...
I've Struggled With Insomnia My Entire Life

I've Struggled With Insomnia My Entire Life

04.13.2014
I feared sleep and its absence equally. Away from home, I suffered from terrible nightmares, dreams of a woman with long fingernails and...
I Have No Desire To Become A Mother

I Have No Desire To Become A Mother

04. 8.2014
I love children. They can fill a room with happiness, even on the darkest of days. But I've never felt the soul-clenching desire to become...
10 Tips For Loving Life In Your 30s

10 Tips For Loving Life In Your 30s

03.22.2014
Life is short. And I want to spend the rest of it loving myself and taking pride in the woman I have become and the choices I make.
I Lost My Apartment And Turned 25 -- Here's What I Gained

I Lost My Apartment And Turned 25 -- Here's What I Gained

03.16.2014
When I look back at these past few weeks from the quiet future, they will stand out for two reasons. The first is that I had my 25th birthday,...