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That Year I Quit Teaching

So I don’t talk about this very often, but I have a brief but passionate history with a career in Early Childhood Education. (I know, NOT something you’d typically describe as brief or passionate.) Spoiler alert: IT DIDN’T WORK OUT. But I wanted to just share this part of my background,

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Self-Care Package: for PMS and Period

So one of my love languages is “Gifts.” And it used to really annoy me. Because growing up, my parents loved that book “The Five Love Languages.” You know the one: the famous one. Where that guy divides everyone’s expression of love into: quality time, words of affirmation, acts of

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Privy To:

Privy To:   I’ve seen how you sometimes creep solemnly to the bathroom mirror.   Heels brushing the hexagonal tiles, swish swash, like dead leaves atop a hiding place.   I’ve watched as you search your own eyes. (they move so fast.) Almost like a shiver.   Your breath quickens.

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Preparing Your Environment for Self-Care

I spend a lot of time thinking about my daughter’s home environment: How to keep her safe, how to store her toys, how to promote independence, how to foster peace… And I spend a lot of time preparing my husband’s home environment: Little things like, fresh sheets, his favorite baked

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March

March Ten months ago, I had a baby. (Nineteen. months ago, I got pregnant with a baby.) And I recently joked with my husband… And he laughed. Hunched over his dive-bar burger, looking at me with that crinkly-eyed smile in a way that showed his whole heart agreed. And I

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Mitigating Disappointment In Motherhood

Something good happened this morning. As I sat down to write in my cozy corner, With the window creaked ajar, Birds softly teasing through the morning air, Coffee breathing on the sill, Palo santo hovering in my lap… Violet woke up. She. Just. Knew …that I was about to do

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Beers for Fears: A Candid List, Devoid of Wisdom!

Last night I was watching Jacob as he squinted through his amber-glass beer bottle, wondering about the color of the liquid inside. It was a familiar beer, one of his favorites in fact, but strangely, he had always drunk it from the bottle. There was an unfamiliarity lurking within, so

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