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Having Access Shouldn’t Be So Difficult

One of the biggest decisions I ever made in my life was choosing  to become a mother. Every single aspect of my motherhood was a choice: I decided when I would start to try to have a baby. I selected the sperm donor. I selected the clinic I would go to and which doctor at the clinic I would see. When I did not achieve a pregnancy I … [Read More...]

Plaid Life


then I got a haircut

I'm in the, "I don't think this was a good idea" place right now. It looked fine, good even, leaving the haircut place at the mall. But after a wash it is doing what … [Read More...]

Plaid Life

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haircut needed

portrait of a woman in need of a haircut

The last time I had a haircut was during the filming of The Fault in Our Stars. I know this because I donated the 11 inches of my chopped off hair to #HairforHazel. I couldn't remember exactly what the date of the haircut was so I did a search for the movie … [Read More...]

Rufous hummingbird

hummingbird fly by

As I put the car in park in front of the house this morning I happened to glance up and spot a bird who was hovering just over my neighbor's shrubs. I was completely surprised, shocked to be honest, I haven't seen a bird like this in years: not since my family … [Read More...]

George Bellows - Bethesda Fountain

unclaimed dates

Our calendars are always filled with reminders about certain dates, but at some point we no longer need to write the reminder down. Then our minds become a clutter with unclaimed dates as you land on a specific day and vaguely remember it once had … [Read More...]

Screen Time Debate

screen time and our kids

This week I wrote about screen time over on Babble. In the conversations I've had with people after the post went live I am finding people still think "TV" when they hear "screen" and this may be why so many parents feel they should put limits on … [Read More...]

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