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Would you treat a dog better than my sick baby? My late-term abortion

October 20, 2016
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This really isn’t the way I thought I’d tell this story. In the three years since it happened, my family hasn’t heard it. I didn’t plan on the internet hearing it at all, but here we are. I think it’s time. The part you do know, if you’ve known me at all, is that we […]


It’s really hard to move to L.A. and not become a stalker

May 4, 2015
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___ Hi, I’m creepy. I did a thing today that if someone did it to me, I’d move. When you live in Illinois and watch a show or hear some new music, you might pop on over to the ole interwebz and look up some facts. If I wanted to see any stars in person, […]


Don’t you dare glitter

April 7, 2015
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  You always know those kids growing up who are amazing at the piano¬†or ice skating and they tell you they’ve been taking lessons since they were two. You file it in the back of your mind that when you grow up, you want to be that mom. I wanted to be that mom. I […]


Why the “parent report card” is complete BS

March 17, 2015
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Recently¬†Today encouraged parents to hand their kids a “parent report card” churned out by some mommy site, you know, so we can get our “grade” – as if any parent who is going to do this activity is someone who really needs their parenting evaluated. Like a child abuser with DCFS on their tail is […]


The psychological stages of moving to California from the midwest

February 19, 2015
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I touched down in Oz exactly one month ago and I’d be lying if I said this magical transition from a grumpy midwesterner to smug Californian wasn’t fraught with a few tears. Sure, some are tears of joy and other are tears of seeing people on Facebook eating Lou Malnati’s. As a service to exactly […]


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