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When Being Childfree is Boring

July 5, 2017

When I was younger I was very focused on building my career so I could have the life I wanted. I didn’t know if I would ever get married and I knew I did not want children. So, I focused…

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Move the Coat Rack: A Reminder of the Importance of Your Environment

July 2, 2017

I remember the first day of one of my first Psychology classes during my undergraduate studies. The Professor told a story about a little girl running into the house everyday, taking off her coat, stretching her arm out to reach…

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What Do You Do?

June 28, 2017

A few months ago my husband and I went out to dinner with a nice couple we had just met. The conversation was the easy getting to know each other kind. Where are you from? Where do you work? What brought…

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Is Everyone Really Welcome At My Table?

June 25, 2017

The internet today is full of disheartening stories about victims of mistreatment and unabashed hate. I want to say something to those people who are being targeted, victimized, and flat out hated. I want to open my door, sit them…

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My Jennifer Knapp Story

June 23, 2017

If you were a fan of Christian music around the year 2000 you probably know Jennifer Knapp. She stood out to me because her music was actually music. Instead of overly produced pop or rock music I was listening to…

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How My New Glasses Helped Me See

June 22, 2017

Until yesterday, the last time I bought new eyeglasses was about 10 years ago. My girlfriend and I had the same vision insurance and we made a day of going to Costco to shop and pick out new frames together.…

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Let’s Talk About Summer

June 18, 2017

Let’s talk about summer. I don’t understand why each year everyone welcomes summer like it’s a long lost friend returning home with champagne and diamonds. I certainly don’t. I pull up my welcome mat, close the windows, and plant myself…

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On Pride

June 13, 2017

My world used to be black and white. I grew up in a conservative area, went to a conservative Christian church, learned right from wrong, thought I was right about everything, graduated from college, and went on my merry way…

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Hi. Again.

June 11, 2017

Hi again. I know I disappeared for awhile just as I was really getting started. It was too much too fast and well, something wasn’t right. Do you ever feel like that? After a few weeks of blogging everything came…

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What Does it Mean to Serve Your Blog Followers?

April 17, 2017

Something unexpected happened to my blog this weekend. A reader shared one of my posts on Reddit and then it was shared more than 100 times on Facebook. I had hundreds of visitors to my blog on Saturday and Sunday.…

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Why I Don’t Have Kids

April 13, 2017

About seven years ago I was out to lunch with a group of co-workers. It was my first day in a new role at my company and we seized the opportunity for a team lunch at a local Mexican restaurant. I…

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Family

April 11, 2017

When I think of family I picture a show like Parenthood. There is a Patriarch, a Matriarch, their children, and then grandchildren. It looks like a pyramid and the family tree has equal branches. There are no off-shoots to an…

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Child Laughter

Laughter

April 10, 2017

There are two faces that come to mind when I think about laughter – my friends Amy and Laura. We don’t laugh constantly when we are together but when we do we laugh hard. Actually, they laugh hard. If I…

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The Things We Don’t Talk About

April 6, 2017

There has been a lot of noise since the election last November. Marches, protests, scandals. My Twitter feed has never been rowdier. There are movements happening. It’s big and it’s loud. And yet, the silence left hanging is hurting me,…

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How I Met My Husband on Twitter

March 31, 2017

When I tell people my husband and I met on Twitter they usually react in the same way. First, they show genuine excitement and exclaim something like, “Oh wow,” often adding a follow-up remark like, “That is so cool!” Then…

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Do You Have to Be Social on Social Media?

March 28, 2017

There is something bothering me about social media and I’m wondering if it’s just me. I have noticed a few users following me, mostly on Twitter and Instagram, who don’t have profile pictures. It bothers me. Not necessarily because I…

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The Abruptness of Spring

March 24, 2017

As winter progresses and then slowly relents, there is always a point when I notice the transition is over. Even though it has been clear with its intentions, there is a day each year I am caught off guard by spring’s arrival. Today was that…

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What Working from Home Really Looks Like

March 22, 2017

Have you ever wondered what working from home really looks like? I’ve been working from home for more than five years, the last three consecutively. Most articles I read about working from home list the pros and cons and say something like,…

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A Blog Without a Niche

March 18, 2017

Hello, hi, and welcome! I have been working on my blog for several months and after a lot of design and re-design I think it is finally ready to share. You may have stumbled across it when you found the link…

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Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

March 7, 2017

The Office was never a show I watched consistently. I would go through phases of watching for a few consecutive weeks but it was easy for me to make other plans or just plain forget it was on. I can’t…

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It’s Valentine’s Day.

February 14, 2017

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means little to me except there will be a lot of red and pink chocolate on sale tomorrow. I’ve never been a lover of Valentine’s Day. Sure, when I was a kid it was something to…

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