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I've Never Gone Through a Breakup (And I Wish I Had)

I’ve never gone through a breakup with a boyfriend. I’ve had a few of them — five, to be exact. The sixth guy I dated ended up being my husband. 182 more words

Grown-up Stuff

“Be yourself”— meaning what, exactly?

When I was visiting my parents recently, I came across some old photos and papers from elementary school. The girl with the troll-doll earrings? Yep, that was me. 395 more words


Grown Up Stuff #10 - When my body decides "no more white carbs"

As a grown up now I have grown up problems. Like my body deciding that it wants to ruin things for me. And by ruin things for me I don’t mean anything life threatening or massively dangerous. 528 more words

Grown Up Life


I meant to do this yesterday, on my true Americaversary, but you know how it goes… We spent the past two days in NYC and by the time I had a moment to sit with my thoughts when we got home, I was too tired to put finger to keyboard. 259 more words

Grown-up Stuff

How do you fit it all in?

So this week is a busy week for me. I’m just getting settled in my new job, so I have some ongoing things like getting the right keys to my office, getting my different computer accounts actually working, figuring out who to ask about. 416 more words


On routines, cooking, and being ready.

“Mise en place forces cooks to account for every minute of their time and every moment,” as chef Dwayne Lipuma is quoted in a recent NPR article… 854 more words


Just do it.

I am good at mulling things over. This can be a good quality— it leads to introspection, self knowledge, and considered action. But it can also lead to paralysis, and talking yourself out of things, and second-guessing.  393 more words