Posts filed under 'relationships'

(sorted by date)

« Previous Page

Learning How to Be Better at Sucking

By kate on February 26th, 2015

It’s fun to post about things I’m good at or know a lot about (like trapeze, where I’m working on the double – very exciting). I have a much, much harder time when people see me being bad at something. I get embarrassed, upset, and self conscious and just want to hide. I’d like to […]

Read the rest of this entry »

How to give your kid the best lunchbox

By kate on September 3rd, 2014

In honor of the first day of school, I’d like to share an idea that will ensure your kid has the most unique and awesome lunchbox in class. I’ve long been a fan of metal lunchboxes. The soft, insulated ones are hard to clean when new and impossible to clean once they get some use […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Offbeat Divorce Part 2: Advice for separating couples

By kate on May 4th, 2011

This is the second of two posts I originally wrote forOffbeat Bride. As I said inOffbeat Divorce Part 1, my marriage failed. After a period of struggle, we decided to separate (and have since divorced). The separation process was also fraught and sometimes felt impossible, but I got through. Here are a few things I […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Offbeat Divorce Part 1: Advice for struggling couples

By kate on April 27th, 2011

This is the first of two posts I originally wrote for Offbeat Bride. Hi, my name is Kate and I failed. I had a somewhat offbeat wedding, was married for 8 years, ultimately failed at it, and got divorced. I’m starting this way because it’s not something you hear people say very often. After a […]

Read the rest of this entry »

A Sad Announcement

By kate on November 12th, 2009

[Also cross-posted to Steve’s blog at http://steveleroux.com] Steve and I would like to share some sad news: we are separating. For almost two months, we’ve been doing a trial separation while (mostly) staying in our house, staying in separate rooms and switching off weekends as we figured everything out. At this point, it looks pretty […]

Read the rest of this entry »

The pernicious pinkification of little girls

By kate on May 29th, 2009

This vehement guest column from the Times Online UK had me raising my arms and shouting “amen!” “All the Disney princesses are there in a terrifying tableau of simpering, gurning girlishness. Why are all these princesses, the apotheoses of modern girlhood, clasping their hands together in front of them, in an expression of coy submissiveness?” […]

Read the rest of this entry »