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Women's History Month

She Believed She Could, So She Did

I grew up with two sisters, no brothers, and tons of Barbies. My heroes were Jem and She-Ra. My mother and grandmothers are best described as fierce, loyal, and extremely patient, and they are my daily inspirations.  In the pictures above, that’s me throwing a fit and my mother, grandmother, and one of my sisters above. During […]

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Yes, I’ve Changed

  Not long ago, I recounted a recent Jumpology playdate to a friend of mine. I laughed as I showed her videos of the boys running around, and I desperately tried to describe how hilarious it was when my girlfriends and I got stuck in the foam pit as we tried to corral our toddlers.  She giggled […]

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History Can Teach Us Empathy

If everyone had a strong sense of empathy—the ability to share and understand another’s feeling and experiences—the world would be a pretty perfect place. Perhaps we could have avoided slavery, the Holocaust, 9/11, and countless other atrocities and tragedies if we all thought more about one another’s experiences and feelings.  In her recently published parenting book, Unselfie: Why […]

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We Are All Broken

Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? Well, lately, it’s been telling me this: we are all broken. I just finished reading Jennifer Weiner’s book All Fall Down about a well-educated, upper-middle-class wife, mother, and writer who becomes addicted to pain medication. Though the story is fiction, there are […]

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Dear Gilmore Girls, Thank you for everything.

Dear Gilmore Girls, It’s not often that a single show can create bonds across all ages and personalities. Over the weekend Gilmore Girl fans bonded together eating tater tots and drinking coffee to relive our obsession with the cast. It was a magical weekend.  And I’m sure like many, I’ll rewatch every episode until Netflix takes it down. […]

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