People can tell you how your priorities will shift when you have a kid, but it won’t really sink in. It can’t. It’s like trying to predict how much you’ll love your new nugget or how many times you’ll watch the same Disney movies — it’s just not possible to fully comprehend (hint: Both will exceed your expectations with mind-blowing intensity). So, try as we may to prepare, some parental experiences just can’t be fully understood until lived. Another of those for me was figuring out how to take care of my kiddo AND take care of me. To be honest, I’m still kinda working on it, like at the introductory steps really. I think it’s because parenthood might actually reweave the fabric of the space-time continuum, leaving fewer hours in a parent’s day to do stuff like read a novel or take a relaxing bubble bath. Elenor and I used to binge watch Netflix shows the night they’d be released. Now, the only show … [Read more...] about Gomberg: I’m taking baby steps toward taking care of myself, you know, for my baby
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by At War ByJason Arment Sept. 20, 2018 She was a cat lover with cotton-candy-colored hair and obnoxious tastes in music but similar politics to mine. While texting on Tinder, she suggested I might get to play with her kitty. We agreed that we would take her cat out to the park some time but that we would start with dinner and a drink. There were no other hints to me that anything thrilling might happen beyond my riding my motorcycle from Denver to Boulder for the meeting. Sitting together at an Italian restaurant, we got past the cat conversation and progressed to politics and music, jokes and laughter. We were communicating freely and enjoying each other’s company — pretty much everything I wanted out of a first date. As the waitress picked up the check, my date invited me back to her … [Read more...] about I’m a Veteran With PTSD. The Medication I Take Makes Dating Difficult.
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 08/14/2018 08:31 am ET Jamie HarrisonGuest Writer It was the middle of spring in 2015. My friend and I were making our way through through a lively day party. As we were looking for a spot on the dance floor, a man who was clearly inebriated and looked to be about 12 years my senior grabbed my arm and insisted on whispering drunken sweet nothings in my ear. In an attempt to escape, I sought refuge next to a chill, quiet guy who peeped my struggle and pretended to be my boyfriend. For the rest of the night, he and I got to know each other and ended up exchanging numbers. A couple of months later, we were dating regularly and I genuinely enjoyed his company. One day we took a trip to the beach for an afternoon of fun in the sun. With the relaxing sound of waves crashing, the warmth of the Florida sun and the refreshing ocean breeze, it had all the makings of a beautiful date. That’s when it happened. After we changed into our beachwear and made … [Read more...] about What I Learned When A Guy Insulted My Skin Color On A Date
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Times Insider Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByElizabeth Holmes July 29, 2018 Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. Wear sneakers. That’s the singular piece of advice I received before my reporting trip to cover Beautycon, a two-day festival earlier this month The New Yorker described as “where Sephora meets Coachella.” Worry less about your face and hair, a dozen beauty industry executives and insiders said, and fret about your feet. I was grateful for the tip with each step I took, walking 10 miles around the sprawling, overstimulating, thumping Los Angeles Convention Center to understand what Beautycon is, why it appeals to a new generation of shoppers and what it means for the business of big beauty. More than 200 brands flocked … [Read more...] about What I Learned at Beautycon, Where ‘Everyone Wants to Be Extra’
Kurt Ullrich, guest columnist I can easily put up with the adorable in-your-face raccoon that occasionally does his thing on the sidewalk, and I don’t mind the gentle, tawny deer that steps in to my garage to lick last winter’s road salt from the floor. (that’s correct: I don’t wash my garage floor … life’s too short for such nonsense) However, I’m a little spooked seeing that there is at least one snake living under the steps in to the house. As an acerbic, angry old man, I am at ease confronting members of my own species, but snakes? Oh my. Snakes offer nothing but a frightening, Harry Potter-ish dread to my world, the extraordinary way they side-wind across the grass, gaining speed as they go. Last year I encountered an Eastern Milk Snake out in the hollow, maybe 18 inches long, big around as your thumb, red, black, and tan. Gorgeous and wonderfully spooky, but I fear it was only a baby. I hope to never see mama. Out in the woods two … [Read more...] about Stepping back, taking stock of snakes and jackals