Well put, Kendra. Although right now I kind of feel like I need to re-subscribe every morning ;) (sleep deprivation will do that. Or maybe I could just use a single, sweet sweet night away…)
I hope to meet your littles someday soon too. John and I had so much fun being friends in high school, I’m sure your small people are full of joy.
This post reminds me of the book I just read, “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” by Nancy Jo Sales.
Looks like for the kids these days, all the apps are a modern day whorehouse.
I have just added you to my mental list of “Ladies I Want To Be Like.”
(You’re in good company: the list also includes my awesome older sister who could *rock* poofy bangs and a side ponytail in 1986 and some badass martial arts instructors. And Michelle Obama, obviously.)
Keep up the good work!
Thank you for this piece, I’m right there with you. A few years ago I decided to NEVER FEEL GUILT about anything I ate. (Regret, sure — sometimes I know that day-old tuna salad is going to roil in my guts.. but not guilt!) My life is better for it.
Allison, thank you for your big-hearted and thoughtful response.
Your words bring to mind a conversation I had with an esteemed teacher of mine back in 2004. I had just gotten engaged to my future husband, and I said to her, “I feel like it’s not fair that we should be able to get married but our gay friends can’t. I’m…