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On Two Victors

Molly, this is beautifully written. I'm so sorry for your loss!

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm 0

On How to Have a Miscarriage

Oh my god. Thank you for sharing this experience. I have not yet had (or tried to have) any children but I saw my mother go through several miscarriages (one of which I was too young to understand)and this made me weep for both her and you.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm 0

On Status Update, I'm Sober: Talking to Belle, Recovering Heroin Addict and "Junkie of Instagram"

Also, thank you to Belle for being so open about her struggles as she fights addiction. You're a brave girl and I think talking openly about these issues can really help others as well.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm 1

On Status Update, I'm Sober: Talking to Belle, Recovering Heroin Addict and "Junkie of Instagram"

Oxy abuse is a serious issue in this country which is also leading to higher rates of heroin abuse. I have a close family member who died from overdose in 2009 through use of prescription opiates. The site OxyWatchdog is a great resource for those interested in helping change US policy and/or helping their family members who are struggling with opiate addiction.http://oxywatchdog.com/

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm 1

On Costumes

I love this! You rock that spandex, girl.
I was always freakishly skinny as a kid, no matter how much I ate. So much so that other kids called me (disgustingly) Somalian girl and my own aunt said I looked like an alien. (yes, really) It took me a long time to get over feeling awkward in my skin and to realize that others' opinions about my body have no real bearing on my value as a human.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 6:07 pm 0

On Late Show With Not A Man

I vote for Tiny Fey! Or Amy Poehler! Maybe Both of them together?

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm 2

On The Best (and Worst and Last) Time I Went To a Sorority Party

"A little trumpet de la rumpet" is my new favorite phrase.

I didn't drink until junior year of high school and yet my first drunk experience was strikingly similar (except the apartment was a friend's parents house..they were not thrilled when they came home)

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 4:39 pm 0

On The Real Fantasy of Downton Abbey

I usually 100% agree with AHP but I think a crucial component here is the fact that, although this show is written in the present, it deals with the issues (and ways of life) in the past. I also don't get the sense from the way the servant characters (and even some of the lady characters) are written that they're all 100% fulfilled - they certainly sometimes long for a life outside the constrictions of society. I guess we'll see what happens in the second half of the season as well... On a lighter note, I 100% agree with @LooseBaggyMonster. Pictures of those two, especially out of costume and character, make me totally SWOON.

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm 1

On Sweet Dee

My best friend battled (and beat) stage 4 cancer (a really rare form in her limbs) nearly 10 years ago, so DAMN do I know how you feel. Congrats, Dee! I hope you both have a lovely 2014. There's nothing like having that best friend, a true fighter, by your side.

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 9:16 pm 0

On Other People's Kids, Homes

I'd also like to add that I have an few much younger cousins who are little terrors (a few years ago they broke an antique family lamp in our house, let our dog out and he was gone for two days, and refused to eat the food we provided, etc) and their parents blamed US for being frustrated or angry. My parents, who have clearly had young children and know what its like, could not believe the way they behaved. Some people (my uncle included) don't believe in telling their children "NO" anymore because "It's a negative word." The sad fact is there are boundaries in the world and those kids will hear that word eventually. I just think people don't want to admit it when they or their children are wrong but that's a horrible and selfish attitude to pass down through generations.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm 2