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No One Likes a Happy Girl

“Your blog is so positive now.” She didn’t mean it as an insult, or even a compliment, really. She was just stating a fact, one I should have been glad to hear since I’ve made a conscious decision to focus … Continue reading

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Say It Out Loud, Write It Down

As a writer, you’d think I would inherently appreciate the power of words. You’d think. And yet, I have a long history of using words carelessly when I’m speaking in anger. I tend to lazily choose profanity over more descriptive … Continue reading

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Was Blind, But Now, I See

“God, give me clarity.” It was the only prayer I could manage, laying there on the edge of my bed at 3 o’clock in the afternoon on a work day. I’d been fading in and out of numbness for almost … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina (or Internet) (or Mom)

I am not a victim. Since Monday, I have been overwhelmed with emails, text messages, voice mails and twitters of concern. I’m sorry, the say. Are you OK?, they ask. And every time I read or hear those words, I … Continue reading

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She’ll be a woman, soon. A hairy, hairy woman who can reach anything she wants in the whole wide world.

“Is this for the shower?” Emma asked. I was going through my morning “get ready” routine while she and Devin waited patiently for me to take them to school. “Yep,” I replied. “What’s it do?” she asked. “It takes your … Continue reading

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And if not here, then where?

This is one of those days when I wish I had an anonymous blog. Or that I was better at faking it. I know people who do it.  They put on a happy face and pretend like nothing is wrong.  … 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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Why you should teach kids the real names of their body parts

I pride myself on being one of those moms. You know. The enlightened mom. My kids have seen me naked and no one oohs or ahhs or runs screaming from the room. They know girls have boobs. Meh. No big … Continue reading

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You were right, Johnny.

I used to think that I could change the world. I believed in the power of words to change the way people think. I believed that compassion and persistence could alter people’s perceptions. I believed in a society that wanted … Continue reading

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