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My Last Baby

My Last Baby

My Bucket is Full, My Heart is Complete As my third child, Molly, approached her first birthday, I found myself thinking more about that word that had been dancing through my head since her birth: complete. I didn’t know when I would feel complete, when my heart would be full. My husband and I thought our Baby Number would be three or four. I wanted so badly to know, to be able to make that decision, to picture our Someday Family. But[...]

Darkness Be Damned… Because That’s What Bitches Do

Darkness Be Damned... Because That's What Bitches Do

I am the mother of three small children. I am the only child of an ailing parent. I am a wife, a friend, and a person. It’s a tight space, where I live. It’s often dark. The oxygen feels low. I have to concentrate to breathe. Sometimes, the air gets squeezed out and I’m breathless. It reminds me of the time I went spelunking in college. I’ve never been a fan of small spaces, but it sounded like a fun adventure. I could do anything[...]

Crumpled Reminders of Mom

Crumpled Reminders of Mom

Raise your hand if your mom has ever driven you batty. Welp, that looks like all of you. Just as I figured—I’m in good company! My mom and I are so different, I marvel at how half of my DNA is hers. In order to retain my sanity, I moved away when I was eighteen, and kept on moving. Now I’m just under a four-hour drive from her, and it works for us. The distance helps me appreciate her more. She’s the one[...]

Is It Really About the Sweatpants, Eva Mendes?

Is It Really About the Sweatpants, Eva Mendes?

Did you know you have the right to wear whatever is comfortable to you, within reason, of course? I mean, you can’t go to the grocery store naked, no matter how relaxing you find it. You also have the right to not give a damn about what someone, who has no impact whatsoever on your life, has to say about what you wear. You’ve figured it out. I’m talking about the reactions to Eva Mendes’ supposed dictum against sweatpants. I’m talking about[...]

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