I don't know, I don't think it was really written for you in that case. I am a mother, and having been through the stage of early postpartum motherhood that she's talking about, and what she wrote doesn't sound joyless to me at all. Just honest. For many women, your appearance is pretty much the last thing on your… » 7/30/14 2:31pm 40 minutes ago

I was a teenager the last time I worked in the restaurant industry, and my coworkers were all twenty-somethings. I benefited from "benevolent sexism" by being attractive, soft spoken, and a hard worker who didn't complain, no matter what happened. Most of the men I worked with found me too innocent (e.g. jailbait) to… » 7/30/14 10:46am Today 10:46am

I read the first Twilight book, the book this abuse bible was based upon, and ate it up in one day despite myself. When I finished, I thought to myself, "This is the worst, most harmful, most addictive depiction of abusive 'romance' I have ever read. I'm never reading this again." So when I heard there was a more… » 7/29/14 1:11pm Yesterday 1:11pm

I miss painting terribly. With work and family I have no time for it and no motivation to try (I am a weird art-person in that I absolutely hate working alone, I'd rather sit with someone else in a room). The only time I ever was able to do a class on it was when I studied abroad during college. I couldn't take the… » 7/23/14 3:14pm 7/23/14 3:14pm

Definitely. I often think back and cringe at what I tried to ignore or let go; I even hid the comments from my best friends and family because I didn't want them to think ill of him! I hope you are alright and I'm sending lots of strength your way to get through. » 7/22/14 12:08pm 7/22/14 12:08pm