WHADDAWEEK. Relaunch plans continue apace (more on the timing of that soon), and the staff and I are trying to figure out how to not drown in work. Remember that time I wrote a book? Yeah, this is more overwhelming than that, even. But that’s okay, because yesterday, Maddie, Christina Richards, and I spent all day at a wedding dress store, trying to answer all of your questions about wedding dress shopping, and trying on some hotttt dresses. Do you know wedding dresses can make your ass look good? True. Fact.
And with that, it’s blessedly Friday. It’s your open thread, hop on it!
Highlights of APW This Week
Elisabeth got married! And then made us all cry, again.
I talked about postpartum body changes, or really, postpartum life changes.
This How We Did It is less notable for its $10K budget, then its adorable photos and wise words.
Rachel opened up about her first time watching porn, and you guys responded with your own experiences and some very excellent recommendations.
True story: Our feminist books roundup was a big hit on Pinterest. Sometimes I love the internet.
We give you permission to have another office chair dance party with our mama-centered playlist. And by “have another office chair dance party,” we mean: sob. (REALLY: Kanye West made brought me to tears?)
The best thing that happened to me this week (other than the babysitter putting the baby to bed with no diaper, which, hilarious), was the Miley Cyrus “We Did Stop” parody. I think I’ve listened to it fiftysevenbilliontimes. It’s all fun and games till you default on the national debt.
Speaking of Ms. Cyrus, here is the second best thing to come of Sinead O’Conner’s open letter to Miley Cyrus. The first best thing is Amanda Palmer’s open letter back to Sinead, which is everything I think about being a female artist, and an absolute must read.
On the other side of the conversation, why “sex-positive” feminism may not always be a positive thing for every woman.
Speaking of, this interview with founder Anna Holmes about Jezebel smashing the patriarchy one click at a time is great. Jezebel is a complex, complex, site, about which I have many (conflicting) feelings, but I loved this read.
See The Five Kick-Ass Women This Mom Dressed Her Daughter As Instead Of A Disney Princess, which Maddie loved. I loved halloween fashion icons for children, in two parts. (So apparently Maddie and I switched bodies, and I’m the one who wants to dress a kid as Grace Coddington.)
A survey of literature’s non-traditional marriage proposals.
Let’s end the week with Brides throwing cats. Enough said.