A Labor Day Highlight Reel (according to Mandi)

Every article that we publish means something to us. The story grabs us and makes us think, makes us laugh, sometimes makes us cry. Writing is often the result of bleeding one’s soul onto paper, and we’ve seen a lot of blood here. Beautiful, gripping, powerful blood. Today, I’m offering you a little bit of […]

Back Off

Remember those Yosemite Sam mudflaps that said ‘Back Off’? We need to resurrect that, only we need it as a handy little sign women can flash when they feel threatened. Let me back up a little. I find the aging process a mostly enjoyable and interesting process. I’ve never been more self accepting than I […]

August 27

In Which I Decide Not to Stop Blogging

Originally posted on A Buick in the Land of Lexus:
? “Write what you know…” What DON’T I know? I know music. Not just to listen to, to live to. I’ll talk vinyl vs digital.  Rock vs Bach. I know music facts. Facts that lived inside dusty leather bound volumes of Creem and Rolling Stone;…

August 25

Your “Resting D*ck Face” Is A Problem

Guys, we need to talk. As a friend and an ally, I feel it’s only right that I bring this to your attention. I want to help you be a better you. I want to make you aware of a problem. It’s your Resting Dick Face. I’m sorry. Somebody had to say it. I’m not […]

August 20

‘Liv’ing a Lie

Your writer today is a bright, intelligent, wonderful lady…who is also rather an enigma. I first got to know her goodness-knows-where in the World Between the Wires, and was drawn to the bright avatar of a smiley, blonde-haired child she was using, as well as to her evident wit, humour and kindness. The more I […]

August 14

Is This Thing On? Next week, on Sisterwives…

Listen…  

Perspective can change our belief system wholly and completely. We can even take on a different perspective to fight jealousy. August 13

Slaying My Green-Eyed Monster

When our air conditioner broke, we had to turn the air off for a few hours. It happened to be one of the hottest, most humid days Chicago has seen in a while. As I was coming into the house from outside, I felt the cool relief of our well-insulated home. The humidity was gone […]

August 10

I’m Feisty for My Age

“The weird thing is, you get more comfortable in yourself, even as time is giving you less reason for it. When you’re young and beautiful, you’re paranoid and miserable. I think one of the great advantages of getting older is that you let go of certain things.”                                                                  ~Helen Mirren Everyone has that moment, I […]

August 06

This Is Who I Am

You may remember Sharon her for her piece, The Picture is Only Perfect in Her Head, where she wrote about being the child of a narcissistic mother. Struggling to define your sexuality is confusing enough in a world that loves to tell you who you are – to do so against the backdrop of abusive relationships can be heartbreaking. Please […]

August 03

Am I Too Angry to Get Laid?

Please welcome my friend and guest poster today, who has chosen to remain anonymous – she is one of the toughest people I know, as well as one of the kindest. She will be the biggest advocate for those she believes in, and a force to be reckoned with for those she does not. She […]

July 30

Sex, Writing and Rock & Roll

  You know when it’s good. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Your skin tingles with excitement. Your head is buzzing, humming with anticipation. You feel everything with increased intensity. You feel alive. Electric. You don’t want it to end. The intensity of the moment washes over you, leaving you exhilarated. […]

July 28

Getting To Know Her

The SisterWives have had something huge happen. We’ve expanded. We’ve added to our crazy little family. Chrissy of QuirkyChrissy has agreed to join the love fest that is being a SisterWife. Some of you may have seen her gorgeous yoga pics on Instagram that make some of us a tiny bit envious of her flexibility. […]

July 24

GENDER BENDERS

It is true and obvious that men and women are different. Most people would say what makes a woman a female and a man a male is the presence of a vagina or a penis. But it isn’t really that easy is it? Beyond our biology, we are created and develop differently based on our […]

July 20

My Highlight Reel

Soon after I began blogging, I stumbled upon a blog, immediately falling in love. I watched from afar, too afraid to actually comment, but I liked her. A lot. She was cute. She was funny. She was … quirky. Later I found her on Instagram, and my admiration grew into a full on girl crush. […]

July 16

What The Thin Girl Thinks

I’m that quintessential thin girl. 5’3. Size 2. 125 pounds. People guess I weigh anywhere from 100 – 115 and are surprised when I inform them they are incorrect. It’s genetic. My twin was smaller than I am. My sister Rachel had size 3.5 ring fingers. We’re practically hobbits. I never realized that everyone was […]