Over Ten Years In: Divorce is Still Exhausting

I’m struggling today. And of late, I’m struggling more often than not. I feel like I should finally be in a place where I’m content with my life. I’m finally working my dream job. I have more freedom, more time to spend with my kids, and I’m doing work that I enjoy. But there’s one Read More

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How Doctor Who Would Respond to the Goblin King 

Bringing this one back…because even though it’s been three years, I still feel this way sometimes. We all know that I try my hardest not to talk badly of my ex in front of the children.  I use this space to get out my feelings and say things that I would certainly never say to him Read More

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8 Reasons I Didn’t Go to the Office Christmas Party

Every holiday season, I face a hard choice. Attend my office Christmas booze-up party or…well…just about anything else. Here’s a true story: one year a guy I work with wrapped a raw chicken for secret Santa. That’s the kind of people I work with. And for the past four or so years, I’ve chosen the Read More

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The Grandmother Diaries: Memories and Deaths

Two days ago, I found out that one of my favorite Great Aunt Jill had died. Her husband, my Nan’s brother, died while I was bursting pregnant with my eldest. I realized as I received the news of Jill, I have no actual memories of my uncle, even though he survived to my thirtieth year. Read More

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Value the Air You Breathe

Sometimes I just feel like America is doing it wrong. Don’t get me wrong—I am proud to live here—and I’m happy for all of the freedoms that we have. I just feel like I’ve seen other countries that have some things more…figured out. Look at the things we do to our environment—the way we continue Read More

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Book Review: “Just Tell Me I’m Pretty”

Have you ever read a book that felt like a long catch-up chat with an old friend? You know the one where you drink a little tea, and later some wine…there’s a lot of laughter…and a few tears…and sometimes both at the very same time. On my summer reading list this year, I tore through Read More

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Unpacking Emotional Baggage – A Love Story

I have a girlfriend that I’ve known for over ten years.  We worked together in the same office for a time. It was a difficult office – our boss was a bit of a tyrant, and as a result, a number of us grew quite close and have had friendships that survived a reorg which Read More

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Normal Coparenting…vs Me

Scene: A typical phone call between two peaceful coparents (or at least how I imagine it, as I’ve never actually witnessed one.) Peaceful coparent #1: “Hello PC2! I know you’re driving, Are you OK to talk?” Peaceful coparent #2: “Oh Hi PC1! Yeah, I’m handsfree, I’m OK. But we’re already heading to your house. Can it wait Read More

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