Roe v. Wade is No More

Fuck. Not the best way to start off a blog post from an SEO standpoint but, fuck is all I have. Anticipatory grief is the anticipation that happens before losing someone or something. The grief that occurs during the wait. Abortion rights in this country have been on life support for the past decade, inContinue reading “Roe v. Wade is No More”

Stop Trying to Control Chaos and Other Things I Haven’t Mastered

There’s currently painter’s tape circling my downstairs as a makeshift parade route. Solo cups stacked like castles in my dining room. Barbies and cars and trucks and legos and Easter eggs (long story) strewn about the house planning a coordinated campaign on unsuspecting adult feet (how do children ALWAYS avoid stepping on them?!). My houseContinue reading “Stop Trying to Control Chaos and Other Things I Haven’t Mastered”

I Have No Plan

Does anyone else feel like they are performing “having their shit together” for others? There’s this interesting compulsion when you are no longer working to present a clear path forward, no matter your financial situation (Or maybe this is just a type-A, first-born Capricorn thing that I should explore in therapy). Since parting ways withContinue reading “I Have No Plan”

Hi, My Name’s Meredith and I’m an Alcoholic

(This article was originally published on another site on my 7 year soberversary. It was difficult to reexamine this piece given the context of when I wrote the first version and where I thought I may be now. But it was important for me that this lived somewhere else. Somewhere that I owned. I’ve madeContinue reading “Hi, My Name’s Meredith and I’m an Alcoholic”

May 2022 Reading Wrap Up

After a lengthy hiatus, book reviews are back! I’m going to try to make this a regular thing – – for real this time – and review books I read the previous month the first week of the current month. That reads incredibly clunky – really killing it as a novice writer, Meredith! You knowContinue reading “May 2022 Reading Wrap Up”

How Does One Parent In This America?

I debated even blogging about the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. If I wrote about every mass shooting that happens in this country it would become a daily exercise that isn’t healthy for my mental well-being or others. But how does one decide which mass shootings to write about and whichContinue reading “How Does One Parent In This America?”

We Don’t Talk About Finances (No, No, No)

Confession: I’m 34-years-old and afraid to look at my bank account. No matter what the amount is, I seize up with fear that we are one step away from bankruptcy. It’s near panic-inducing. I’ve attempted budgeting before, but I can’t make an excel spreadsheet with formulas for shit and eventually give up. It’s a cycleContinue reading “We Don’t Talk About Finances (No, No, No)”

Thoughts on the Buffalo Shooting

Note for this post: When I say “we” I am referring to other white Americans. I typically feel compelled to write something after a mass shooting. They are so frequent that it has become routine. Writing is my salve. The way to get all the thoughts competing for space out of my head. Sometimes theyContinue reading “Thoughts on the Buffalo Shooting”

Can We Stop with the Weight-Loss Programs on Real Housewives?

There are few things I live for more than a new Real Housewives season. The season 14 premiere of Real Housewives of Atlanta did not disappoint, but RHOA’s Drew Sidora’s new weight-loss program storyline certainly did. (Note: To be clear, Drew is not the only housewife to have a weight-loss program. Who can forget TeddiContinue reading “Can We Stop with the Weight-Loss Programs on Real Housewives?”

The Guy Who Ghosted Me

“Forget this college tour, let’s get home so I can go on a date.” I don’t always make the best decisions. It was the winter of 2008-ish. I was newly 21, newly unenrolled from Emerson College (take care of your mental health before you become anxious about odd numbers, dump your long distance boyfriend hoursContinue reading “The Guy Who Ghosted Me”