I had the fantasy in my head that a lot of heterosexual, child-wanting women probably have: I’ll date someone single and unattached, we’ll get married, and pump out a couple of squirts together. It’s not that I thought there was anything wrong with dating someone who had already been married and/or mated. My mother is my father’s second marriage and he came with three children as part of the package.
But I thought my mom and dad’s story had been really anamolous. A union like theirs was abnormal when I was a kid; there weren’t a lot of blended families out in the suburbs when I was growing up. Today, though? With the divorce rate being what it is? Divorcées with a kid or two are all over the dating pool.
So, never in a million years did I think I would fall for a divorced guy with two kids. And even though it had never occurred to me to dive into that end of the dating pool before, I’m cool with it. I love kids. I’ve wanted kids of my own since I was a little girl pushing around my dolls in strollers. (In fact, Le Ex-Boyfriend’s lack of interest in having children was one of the reasons I tossed him to the curb.) That O’Boyfriend is an engaged, responsible father who has actually been to the American Girl Store of his own volition is attractive to me.
The question is: when is the right time to meet the little critters? Keep reading »
A Miley Cyrus topless pic is not a reason to run through the newsroom screaming “Stop the presses!” This is, after all, a girl who posed topless in a photoshoot with her father in Vanity Fair magazine when she was 15. The blog LOTRAF claims the pic was supposedly taken as a “private” photo for her fiancé Liam Hemsworth by the photographer Vijat Mohndra. But it’s also posted in a photo gallery on Vijat’s web site, apparently as part of a larger photography project of Miss Cyrus, which doesn’t seem too “private” to me. Anyway, here is Miley and her dreamcatcher tattoo chilling out in a bath tub. Carry on, everyone! [Life Of The Rich And Famous]
I might be more than a little obsessed with C.Wonder’s WASP-y clothes, jewelry and accessories. But you shouldn’t concern yourself with that — no, you should be concerned with which of these three preppy colors you’ll choose for a Bluetooth-connected tablet keyboard. The small keyboard is lightweight, easy to carry, and makes it so much easier to type on an iPad than just poking out emails with one finger. I favor the pink myself, but lime green is super cute (and WASP-y), too! [$80, C. Wonder]
We’ve all seen it. You’re huffing and puffing away on the elliptical machine, red-faced, sweat dampening your ampits and hair sticking to your forehead. That girl over there, two machines over, looks cute. She’s wearing eyeshadow. And blush. And oh my God, is she wearing lipstick to exercise?! Keep reading »