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little reviews – juice beauty + mullein & sparrow

i have always been a "beauty junkie", mostly because i like to buy beautiful things, and sometimes beauty products are just so damn beautiful. the problem with beauty products, however, is they are so expensive and there's no telling if they're really going to work for you. so you spend your hard earned moolah on a potion or cream, just for it to go to waste because it 1) doesn't work or 2) you have a hard time forming habits. i'm pretty much a little from column a and a little from column b. i've reluctantly tossed near-full containers of makeup and product because it has sat so long it expired. i have good intentions, honest, i do! i'm just really...

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little review – revlon mega multiplier mascara

woah, there's my face! so, i've been meaning to start doing "little reviews" for awhile now, because there are so many things that i love that i want to share with you guys. this mascara is not one of those things that i love, but i did receive it from influenster for review, and i thought it made a great first review. i've said review like six times, this is kind of the worst keyword placement. i did not like this mascara so much, not enough that i would run out and replace it if i ever actually use it all up. my favourite brands are actually maybelline's great lash in blackest black (always) or lancome's hypnose, if you really want to spend some money. so, listen to me or don't...

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the problem isn’t “mommy drinking culture”…

mommy drinking culture

People have a lot of feelings about “mommy drinking culture”, pro and con. Even I have a lot of feelings about it. Some say it needs to stop. Other’s say we don’t drink enough. (This simple Google search should demonstrate what I'm talking about.) I don’t think the problem is women drink wine, I think the problem is this pervasive image of social alcoholism and how, for some reason, drinking has become associated with every activity – hanging out at the beach, a backyard BBQ, relaxing after a hard day, parenting disasters, connecting with your buds, etc., and so on. I don’t have a problem with having a glass of wine now and then, in fact, I really enjoy it. The problem I have is that “mother” should not be synonymous with wine, in as much as “father” or “frat boy” should not be synonymous with beer or being drunk. Something switched...

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5 ways to not suck at parenting

If there’s ever a situation you walk into completely blind, it’s parenting. Seriously. There are books and videos and all the advice you could ever need and not want, but (and I hate to sound cliche here but bear with me) until you have a kid you can’t even fathom what parenting is going to be, how you’re going to feel, or the kind of job you might or might not do. There is a gravity to this responsibility that it deserves, but it doesn’t matter how much money you have, how many extracurricular activities you race them too and from, whether they’re breastfed or formula, organic vegans or reared on McDonald's and Kraft Dinner, you will fuck up. But you can still do a good job. I think a lot of moms and dads tend to react in defense. We’re so terrified of our ability to raise our kids that every...

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