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Embracing My Age

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver I called my grandmother ten years ago to wish her a Happy Birthday—her 80th. She laughed and said, “Oh, Annie. I don’t …

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The Most Romantic Gift I’ve Ever Given My Husband

My husband and I are terrible gift-givers. Even on birthdays and major holidays, our idea of giving one another presents is buying something we both really want, but haven’t wanted to spend the money for, and calling it a gift for both …

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10 Ways to Procrastinate Like a Pro

I’m not a fan of procrastination. It’s a terrible habit, and one I certainly don’t advise. But I am extraordinarily skilled at it. I could give procrastination master classes. It’s a special gift. Since they say you should highlight your strengths, I’ve …

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12 Reasons I’m Never Giving up Yoga Pants

There’s this post going all over the Interwebs written by a mom who’s giving up yoga pants and leggings because she feels like she might cause men to stumble or be tempted or something by wearing them. I won’t speak …

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The Weight of a Mother’s Love

Hi there, Mama. You may not know me, but I know you. I’ve walked in your shoes (slowly of course, so my toddler’s little legs could keep up). I’ve worn your baby carrier, feeling the weight of my growing child …

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How Far Have We Really Come Since the Civil Rights Movement?

(Photo credit: Ron Cogswell) In the wake of last year’s high-profile incidents involving race relations in America, I’ve seen a particular sentiment voiced over and over from people who are frustrated with the current state of things: We’re really not any closer to …