Do We Need Him or Do We Want Him?

This morning,I had one of my typical, “Be cool, be cool, Mom!” moments where I saw an opportunity to make my sweet baby feel empowered and strong as a female.  (Well, as a person. We just aren’t there yet in society to differentiate between female empowerment and person-empowerment, and I’ve come to terms with that).…

A Toothbrush Rabbit Hole

Not long ago, I heard a duet on the radio, in which country stars Dierks Bentley and Elle King tenderly croon, “It’s different for girls when their hearts get broke They can’t tape it back together with a whiskey and Coke They don’t take someone home and act like it’s nothing They can’t just switch…

Breaking Up With My Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

In my twenties, I was a gynecological model for medical students. Dozens of doctors in training did their best to be calm and professional as they performed the sensitive examination for the first time. They reported their findings to me and to the supervising doctors. I paid careful attention to their technique and bedside manner. Afterward, I…

New Semester, New Me

In the constant uphill battle to better myself, I’ve been getting in the mindset of going back to school. I have two years of college left, and my fear is that I’ll get stuck in a rut and go back into old habits. Particularly, I’ve been thinking about the relationships I have on campus. While I don’t…