LadyGuide: How to Make Friends

[Original publication date: March 29, 2012]

Mouth-breather I am not. I’m socially adept, I have a quick wit, and I can flit around a party with the most social of butterflies. I have online dated, been to meetups, and taken classes. And you know what I’ve learned? Making friends is difficult. Post-college, post-breakup, post-new city, making friends is sometimes way harder than finding someone with whom to make out. So how do you make friends, anyway?

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Ladyguide: The Only Way To Drink Whiskey Is Neat

So Selena laid the smackdown on all you vodka martini drinkers. It hurt, I know, but learning sometimes involves painful realities. Read More Ladyguide: The Only Way To Drink Whiskey Is Neat

14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Starting Your Own Ladyblog

Let’s pretend there’s a controversial and provocative hypothetical website for women, Delilah, which has done something you disagree with. You’re so angered, in fact, that you decide you’re going to start your own site. How hard can it be? Delilah makes it look so easy, surely any smart person with a good head on their shoulders could pull this off. Right? Read More 14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Starting Your Own Ladyblog

Ladyguide: Fix a Nail Polish Chip

Has this happened to you? Your manicure is glorious for a day, and then, boom, you do something silly like cleaning without gloves. Suddenly, you have a single chip on one nail.

There’s no need to start over or live with the chip. Here’s how to fix a nail polish chip. Read More Ladyguide: Fix a Nail Polish Chip

Ladyguide: The Basics Of Babywearing

The subject of babywearing tends to involve, at some point, phrases like “crunchy mom” or “granola mom.” I don’t really see myself as being either. Sure, we babywear, we use cloth diapers, we co-sleep, use therapy-based discipline, recycle as much as we can, and often have beans and lentils on the menu. On the other hand, I requested a caesarean, combination feed formula and breast milk, shop in a big corporation supermarket, and have a husband that really should rattle given all the medication he’s on. So for us, whilst we practise elements of attachment/alternative parenting, it’s been a case of finding what works for us, as opposed to finding theory and sticking to it, and a big part of that has been babywearing. Read More Ladyguide: The Basics Of Babywearing

How Not to Act During a Critique

The first time I participated in an art critique was a complete disaster. It seemed that everyone fit into two categories: those who took it well, and those who became incredibly defensive about what was being said. Read More How Not to Act During a Critique