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My Husband Doesn’t Buy Me Flowers

My husband used to buy me flowers. He rarely does that anymore. He doesn’t take me to fancy dinners these days, either. He never gives me greeting cards—not even for my birthday. And aside from my engagement ring, he’s never …

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Ready for Steady

It’s 6:00 am and I am up before everyone, including the sun. This is good. I savor the sound of a silent house, the space to think clearly for a spell. I sit down at the dining table with my …

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10 Things that Make Parenting Harder Than it Should Be

Modern-day parenting is, in many ways, so much easier than parenting in the past. (Washing machines, right??) But I think some elements of modern life make parenting more difficult than it should be. 1) PinterestPinterest might be the greatest thing …

My Racist Manifesto

By most people’s definition, I am not a racist. I was raised in a home where racism and racial prejudice were neither accepted nor tolerated. In fact, I was actively taught that variations in skin color were beautiful, like diversely …