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Divorce Is Not A Dirty Word

I knew the moment I would get divorced. It didn’t come in moments and seconds – those I believed I could overcome. The moments he would scream the word divorce in a fit of anger, and I would hide in the bedroom until I fell asleep — were easily forgiven. The seconds when I realized […]

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Father Interview

An Interview With My Father

I haven’t relied on a single person more than my father to help, guide, and tell me the painful {usually colorful} truth. He has never let me down. Not a single time. He has managed decades of stress, responsibility, and life in the role of Dad. This Father’s Day, the day we honor all fathers, I […]

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This Glorious Mess

The first time I ever lived alone was in 2000, my first year of law school. My clothes were arranged by color in my closet, my towels were neatly hung on the towel racks in the bathroom with the seams perfectly aligned. I made my bed every morning and folded my blue chenille throw neatly […]

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Son Feminist Dream

Why Having a Son is a Feminist’s Dream

There’s a scene in the movie Riding in Cars with Boys where Drew Barrymore’s teenage character is awestruck when she delivers her first child. Though she is only 15 years old, she is not shocked because of her age, the stress, or the pain of child birth. She is shocked because of the gender of […]

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For the Love of Softball

For The Love Of Softball

A year ago, Pandora was in occupational therapy, and one of the skills she needed to work on was crossing the mid line. To help her with this and other motor planning skills, we signed her up for softball, and it turned out to be one of the best ideas we have had. With three seasons […]

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Interview with Mother

An Interview With My Mother

Let’s start by saying my mother is amazing. Let’s follow that by saying I didn’t truly REALIZE how amazing, selfless, and strong she was until I had a kid myself. Don’t worry; I feel like a jerk about that too. Nothing has bonded me closer to my mother than BECOMING a mother. Looking back at […]

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