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20 Things I Want You To Hear

Blog memes are like bell bottoms. It doesn’t matter how good or bad of an idea they were in the first place, they always come back around eventually. The most recent one to resurface is the “Things I Would Love … Continue reading

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Oops. I Forgot To Give This Post A Title. Because It Is That Damn Good.

The kids left Friday morning. By Friday night, Jared and I were ready to walk on the wild side. We headed out for a romantic dinner at the local sports bar.  Because nothing says romance and wild and crazy like … Continue reading

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The Hard Part.

“Is being a mom hard?” she asked. “Yes.” I answered without hesitation.  Fear and a desire to understand better washed over her face almost imperceptibly.  She mentioned something about working and the things we do. “It’s not taking care of … Continue reading

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In Which I Educate My Mom On Whoredom And Decide Not To Bitch To The Internet. For Once.

“Alright, Mom.  I have to go.” Our morning conversation was beginning to bleed into my working hours and I could no longer ignore the screams from my inbox. “OK, baby.  I love you.” “I love you, too.  Thanks for listening … Continue reading

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I’m one of those annoying people who quotes movies. Constantly.

I dated a guy in college who was obsessed with movie quotes. He’d send me random text messages with lines from Jim Carrey movies and wait for me to guess the name of the movie.  He’d giggle if I got … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jared

OK, so today isn’t technically your birthday.  But I won’t be posting on the 4th of July – so this will have to do. I love you. And I don’t know what I did to deserve you loving me, but … Continue reading

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I’m doing the happy syndrome dance. But not with popcorn.

Ladies and gentleman, we have a diagnosis. If you haven’t been following the seemingly never ending saga of what the fuck is up with Miss Britt’s health, this post will make no sense and be of no interest to you. … Continue reading

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In lieu of flowers, I forgive.

It is said that somewhere in Iowa, a small town’s football team still takes a knee before each game.  The players and coaches join hands and bow their heads, and they defy the laws that tell them that they cannot … Continue reading

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Murder in Parkersburg, Iowa.

I am from Parkersburg, Iowa. I wasn’t born there, I don’t live there now, but it is, without a doubt, where I am from. It is – and will always be – integral to who I am. On Wednesday morning, … Continue reading

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Fragile

I’m not used to being fragile. I am, as a general rule, the strong one in almost any situation.  I’m the one who makes decisions and get things done.  I’m the one who bounces back and pushes on.  I’m the … Continue reading

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