Life and Laundry in Glen Allen

Something I have been terrified of for most of my adult life has become a reality. I’m married and parenting in the suburbs. Please send help. I grew up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, and I hated it. Everyone seemed to live life on repeat: work, school, homework, tv, wash the cars, mow the…

Trust me, I’ve been there

I’ve given my heart to some real winners. There was the alcoholic, the guy who stole my money and helped me look for it, and the one with anger issues who sent me an “I can’t stop eating” GIF because I didn’t want to date him anymore and had put on ten pounds that year….

Mrs.Who?

Did anyone else have an identity crisis when they tied the knot? I can no longer identify as “single plump waitress living in friend’s attic with constipated cat”. No wonder I didn’t get much action on E-Harmony. Just kidding. Mostly. The truth is, I spent many years not quite fitting in with the people around…

47 Days

I’ve heard it’s more likely for a woman in her 30’s to be struck by lightning than find a man who’ll want to marry her. Well screw you, old wives tale, because this 30-something is walking down the aisle in 47 days!!! It’s  true. After exactly six months of dating, the man of my dreams…

My Love Life and other Ghost Towns

I’ve always found comfort in running. Not physically, obvs, because people that love actual running are straight up crazy. I will never understand. Never. In my laughably terrible dating life, I have historically gravitated towards the…less desirable, shall we say.  There has definitely been some “I don’t deserve a good man” garbage taking up space…

I Am Loved

“God never closes a door without opening a time portal to 1996”. ~Somewhere in the Bible (Message Version) Last week I vowed to quit wasting my time flirting with Mr. Wrong. There was one great date, and maybe some long-time-coming kissing, but all in all I knew he was not a godly man, despite the…

Tellin’ It Like It T-I- Is

I am not a great Christian. I have a fondness for the word “mofo”, I suffer from road rage, and my downfall has always been sexy black men. Thankfully, I love a God who shows himself strong in my weaknesses. I don’t actually curse (that much), I seldom use communicative hand gestures on the highway,…

Rhymes with Nope

Can sex outside of marriage be in the will of God? Look, I’m right there with you wishing the answer was “yes”. We could go back and forth all day about why your situation is different, or how unfair God is for making me wait, but it comes back to one point: God says no….

For the Love of Christmas

This holiday season I find myself looking back over 2015. I had so many great plans to get in shape, get out of debt, and get working on my book. Sometimes progress is so slow it seems like you’re moving backwards. I did lose ten pounds but then someone decided to take me on vacation…

Jack-Hole, Party of One

A handsome man gave me his phone number last night. Actually, he wrote it on my arm and added a smiley face underneath. I feel sorry for his wife. Seriously. I find myself losing hope in ever finding a good, honest, faithful man because of people like this. I tried not to make a big…