Just the other day, I was invited to a musical play date by some of the mom friends from my 6-month-old’s playgroup. It sounded awesome -- complete with sing-along songs, egg shakers, and hand-clap exercises. Problem was, it fell on a Tuesday -- the one weekday I stay at home with both of my children. So I had two choices: a) shell out $30 to hire a babysitter for two hours for my toddler, or b) bring both kids and stick the infant in his car seat in the corner.
Since having a second child has taken a big toll on our finances -- and I recently quit my full-time job -- I decided that just one of my kids would enjoy a fun musical experience while the other waited in a corner (because, of course, I can’t stick my toddler in a corner with a pacifier). Still, watching all the other infants enjoying their rattles and giggling made me a little sad.
As someone who writes about sex and love for a living, I have heard a lot of advice on how to keep the passion alive over the years. One of the first things almost every sex expert will say is that you should continue to masturbate. It seems counter-intuitive, right?
If you are pleasing yourself, why would you need someone else? Au contraire, they say. In this case, it's more about the feelings masturbation conjures. If you have a little pleasure, so they say, you will want more.
I say: It's hooey.
Why? Because the fact is, when you satisfy yourself, you ARE satisfied. Full stop. This is a lesson I learned the hard way.
There's a reason comedian Kevin Hart has been making huge bank with his romantic comedies these days: He's a total mush in real life. Exhibit A: His engagement to model Eniko Parrish, his girlfriend of five years.
At a party celebrating Parrish's 30th birthday last night, the Think Like a Man star got down on one knee, and the moment was apparently captured by every phone in the room. Phew, good thing she said yes!
Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba just took home the Creative Arts Emmy for guest actress in a comedy last night for playing the show's most lovable romantic, Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren. When E! caught up with the actress (who was promoted to series regular for season 2), she said the other show she'd love to guest-star on is Scandal. "I just want to hear Olivia Pope tell me 'it's handled' once," she said.
While we wouldn't want to take away from Aduba's considerable acting talent and suggest she couldn't play a character very different from Crazy Eyes, we also couldn't help but imagine all the scenarios in which the slightly unbalanced Litchfield resident could get entangled with Olivia Pope and Associates.