Monthly Archives: January 2014

Momma Mia

My little girl needs a lot of love, and needs to feel it and see it and touch it. In random moments throughout the day, she runs up to me and just says simply, “Momma!” To which I reply as … Continue reading

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Men Are Like Jeans

I don’t know what it’s like for men when they have to go buy a new pair of jeans. But it’s Pure Hell for women. Magazines routinely offer “helpful” articles about how to choose the “right” cut of jeans for … Continue reading

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Is Anywhere Safe?

There was a shooting in the mall two miles down the street from my house today. Chaos ensued. It was a Saturday morning, families everywhere. Facebook and Twitter lit up, texts were flying, everyone worried about loved ones. Some friends … Continue reading

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What Is Love?

Love is a 40-year-old woman choosing to be trapped in a car barreling through the Midwest for 7 hours with two small children who won’t stop singing the Beastie Boys’ “Brass Monkey”–only they’ve made up their own words to the … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With You?

There seems to be a recent movement against striving for perfection, and instead embracing who we are. I love this idea. What I don’t like is how it’s being framed in much of the media. I’m bombarded by articles with … Continue reading

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The “Dating Tips For Men” Series Returns

After my last relationship ended, my friends asked when I would start dating again. I have no idea, I said. Again, I’m not a planner like that. It will happen when it happens. I’ll be ready when I’m good and … Continue reading

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Nature’s Treasures

“I found nature!” my daughter exclaimed. She was so pleased with herself, her eyes so bright with excitement. She was ecstatic that she found nature. “Good for you,” I thought. Wait. We’re in nature. We never lost it. And you … Continue reading

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