5 Things to Never Say to a Catholic Woman

1. You shouldn’t go to University Yes, in our day and age, there are still actually people who believe higher education is not morally acceptable for a woman. Why? You know, women are morally weak, unable to overcome the temptations presented in a University setting. Further, what’s the need? If a woman’s supposed to just…

Everything I know I Learned from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

If you’ve been living in an underground bunker for the last couple of years, you might’ve missed the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The comedy follows Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), a woman who was kidnapped and kept in an underground bunker by a deranged preacher for the 15 most formative years of her life, as she…

Did you “Perform” Your Pregnancy?

Recently author and feminist influencer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah, The Thing Around Your Neck, and We Should All Be Feminists) revealed that she did not go public with her pregnancy because she felt that women were forced to “perform” pregnancy: “I have some friends who probably don’t know I was pregnant or that I had a baby….

Food: The Gateway to a Cultured Life

I have an unhealthy obsession with Anthony Bourdain. Probably because his attitude is so close to the voice in my head that I constantly have to silence because you can’t be as blunt as he is as a school service worker. Probably because he smokes (or did he quit) and drinks as often as he…

Picking a Daycare for your Little Munchkin

When I became a mom, I freaked out at the prospect of now constantly being in charge of the well-being of another human life. Not only was I now in charge of said human being, but I was also supposed to return to work and make sure that my munchkin’s caregivers were somewhat competent and…

Training for Your First 5k like a Mother (literally)

Running is the punishment of other sports. I remember in middle school when given the choice of continuing with either soccer or volleyball because we couldn’t afford to do both I chose volleyball because there was less running. Oh, how the times have changed. I’ve been an avid runner since college and have ran and…