Born and raised in the small farming community of Dassel, Minnesota, Talia relocated to “The Cities” as a young adult—but can probably still beat you in a cow milking competition. She was once the Princess of Dassel, and as such she waved in parades for a summer on the back of an '85 Mustang. More importantly, she learned how to create a wonderfully teased, curled, poufed updo that would put most suburban dance moms to shame.
Between then and now she went to college, had a baby, got married, got divorced, learned to cook, bought a house, sold said house, and started dating the attractive younger fellow at work. She makes a living doing digital marketing type things and lives with that attractive fellow and her eight-year-old in Minneapolis. She’s known for her even-keel nature—often called “hard to read,” “robotic” or “super bitchy.” Sometimes she draws and paints pictures that aren’t good enough to grace anyone's walls.
No, that’s not her natural hair color. Yes, her face looks that way all the time.
Another story about street harassment, because we live in a culture where women experience it every single day.
How many Real Housewives could I name off the top of my head? 20, at least. And all of the Kardashians. Countless terrible VH1 dating shows. The cast of one or two Real Housewives spin-offs.
Quitting jobs to travel the world, pulling kids out of school to set off on a year-long road trip, finding enough people who want you to take their picture or style their food so you can still pay your bills: these are things most people cannot do. Most people don’t have a safety net to catch them when these colossal risks turn to failure.
I don't actually care about your right to carry a gun.
He was 20 feet away in a canoe, suddenly caught, scrambling to drop the binoculars and look like he belonged.
“Take me into the woods!” I would scream with your album on loop while I read Sylvia Plath and retweeted Harold Pinter quotes. We were happy in our misery together.
You're not the dog whisperer, you're a stranger and you're stressing out my pets. Here are some tips for meeting new pets so you can avoid getting your hand bit off.
The first in a series of posts about sex. When do you talk to your kids about sex and what do you tell them?
Know how to pronounce the word Sommelier
Sometimes we need a reminder to step out of the day-to-day to appreciate the relationship we’ve been working on.