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Wow, you look so much better (with makeup)

“Anything that you do to increase the self-consciousness of a teenage girl makes you a bad mother.” Hanna Rosin, writer at The New Yorker

4b831ba2b283257962ca949494503aebThis past Halloween, I dressed my daughter as a mime. We had gone to the costume shop together, and I was utterly appalled at the costume choices available to young women and girls. Every single thing she picked up was some hyper-sexualized version of a tired old archetype. Of course, there were the old standbys: sexy nurse, sexy police officer, sexy maid, sexy schoolgirl, but this year, it seemed even worse than usual. Perhaps that is because my little girl is rapidly coming of age and I was horrified at the idea of her wearing any of them. Continue reading “Wow, you look so much better (with makeup)”

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How to Meet Someone in Real Life

(I wrote this one for my baby sister. ♥)

I don’t know much about the online world of dating and matchmaking sites as I was off the market before Plenty of Fish, OK Cupid, or Tinder really became a thing. I feel like I kind of missed the boat, but I’ve found my single friends telling me that – actually – online dating is not all it’s cracked up to be. There are a lot of creepy people online and you can’t really get to know them before you’re sitting down to dinner. Many people just want to meet someone the old fashioned way: face-to-face and in real life. So, how?

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