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Believing the Best in Someone

We live life as imperfect women, bumping up against other imperfect people. This relationship stuff is rarely neat and tidy. The world is a rough place and when possible we need to cut each other a break, to believe the best in each other and for each other. read more

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Coming Home Again

Home — especially during the holidays — can be a hard or hurting place for many people. read more

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You Can Do Awesome Things with a Baby in Your Lap!

You in the ponytail and yoga pants: you are amazing. You who ate a bag of fruit snacks for breakfast because you were late for a work meeting: you are incredible. Sometimes it’s hard to remember in the sleepless nights and chaotic days, but don’t forget it — you are a force to be reckoned with read more

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Yuliya and a Puppy

The stuffed dog in my shoebox became my new best friend, and I still have it 14 years later. When I lifted the lid on my purple plastic shoebox, the first thing I saw was a stuffed dog. I was filled with exuberant joy! I just remember hugging it. read more

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Weathering the Perfect Storm

It was the perfect storm of a broken sewer line and a town’s water supply being shut off unexpectedly. That is exactly where my friend recently ended up, and plumbing, well, it is a glorious thing. When it works. read more