Three generations of women in the kitchen, baking pies, drinking coffee, and chatting.
After a trip to the grocery store and the farmer’s market, my cupboards and refrigerator are heavy laden with food to be prepared for Friendsgiving this week. As the holidays approach, I am reminded that feeding people is a labor of love for me. It’s one of the ways I take care of myself, and […]
Sometimes nothing can prepare you for the pain of stepping outside the cultural script.
But being able to tell your partner that they’re more important to you than New Year’s Eve, and to hear the same…. that’s worth something. That’s worth a lot. Even if it’s not a midnight kiss.
In a culture which tries to sell us the perfect holiday picture, we can’t lose sight of the fact that the holidays are rarely perfect, even if you’re monogamous.
At the end of the day, I want a relationship, not a fantasy. I want to love an imperfect person and be imperfectly loved in return.
So, I’ve been kind of bummed lately, and it took me a while to figure out why. Usually, I love Christmas. It’s been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. But this year I haven’t been feeling it. It could be because this is the first year I haven’t gone “home” for […]