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Morning Breath and Scheming

You’ve seen those television shows where the woman wakes up before her husband, tiptoes to the bathroom, does her hair and makeup then slips quietly back into bed and feigns waking up gorgeous and put together? I’m sure my kids have their own sick version of that trick. While I lay peacefully asleep, they’re whispering in the dark, morning breath carrying sordid plots. Before their … Continue reading Morning Breath and Scheming

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Embrace Your Feminine

Yes, we ladies like to complain about our wombs and ovaries, childbirth, period cramps and hormones. Complaining, if we’re being honest, can feel damn good. Nothing like a little girl talk about sore nipples, hot flashes, widening hips and unsatisfied clits to spice up our evenings. I get it, and I’m with you. But how about we shut up for a bit and embrace the … Continue reading Embrace Your Feminine

Women and Comedy

I miss being in school. I miss the required readings; the papers to write; the hours of research; realizing the best organizational style; the insights; the brilliant professor; the passionate professor; the exploration of ideas old and new; the naming of parts; the intellectual pushing and stretching; the art. You get the picture. So I’ve been wanting to make time to study something, and I … Continue reading Women and Comedy

“Little Children” Book Review

Cowabunga Dudettes, Little Children by Tom Perrotta is the suburban satire you’ve all been waiting for. If there’s any modern novel of suburban dystopia that you want to read, this will be it. If you’re looking to blame society for the ills and disappointments of your life; if you’re looking to point a bony, bitter finger; if you’re looking to blame your ex, or your parents, … Continue reading “Little Children” Book Review

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The Beauty of Boudoir, and Why Every Woman Should Do It

The day before my boudoir photo shoot is the feeling beautiful pre-game show. I spend extra time exfoliating and applying natural oils. I drink copious amounts of water for days to ensure plump, hydrated skin. I pull out every piece of lingerie that I own. Silky, lacy, demure, racy; I try them all. I put on music, slip on some heels, dance in front of … Continue reading The Beauty of Boudoir, and Why Every Woman Should Do It