Before I was ever a wife and mother I was a feminist, and have been a feminist for as long as I can remember. Not because I wanted an authoritative job or to change the world or anything noble like that, but because my whole life I have wanted to have as much validity and […]

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Ok, if you’ve been following along with this blog you know I’ve been struggling to decide between traditional school and homeschool for Jack (who’s 3). This decision has been weighing heavily on my mind, but I have finally agreed with the support of my husband to homeschool Jack. As parents, we do have a choice […]

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With everything going on in the world right now it’s almost too much for an empathic person like me to bear. But I do bear it, typically by bottling it up, or compartmentalizing it, or writing about it. Now, that I have a child of my own, I try to focus on the change I […]

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Since I’ve been working and going to school for over a year now, I have noticed myself feeling judgmental or resentful toward Jeremy as a stay at home dad. Not a lot, but on occasion, like, when the house is a wreck and Jack has done nothing but eat chips and rampage all day.  In […]

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Saturday, October 7, 2006; I was 18 and living with my grandmother. I awoke to a day much like any other since I had begun staying with her. I sipped my coffee on the front porch, checked my myspace on her computer. Later, we sat together in her living room watching a movie and chatting. Then […]

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