Away Message

My bikini body ain’t what it used to be, but I’m in Paradise so I’m wearing red. There’s a topless child with uneven braids and a baseball cap who hasn’t glanced at her thighs even once. A very fat man in a white T-shirt just won two free drinks at poolside bingo regardless of his […]

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I Got A Job – I’m On Break

All the moms are standing around watching the soccer practice but I can’t manage to move my chair any closer. I’m on break.  I started a full time job in April, and since then I’ve been a different me. No more afternoon yoga classes, no more handmade pasta, no more folded laundry. I had no […]

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The First Year, The First Child

“We need help,” he blurted into the phone, “Tonight works. If you can.” Sometimes I do private consultations with parents who need help understanding their options regarding child care. When I arrive at their home, I am greeted by one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen, her dashing husband, a spirited (and tiny) […]

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Body Talk with Lillian Bustle

I reached out to the infamous Lillian Bustle the day after Councilman Chris Gadsden sent me a copy of On The B Side. I was a guest on the show; he sent me a copy of it before it aired. I clicked on the link and after a few moments, I stopped it, poured a […]

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Adult Love

I was out for the first run of the season when I came across the locks. They’ve been here for a few years but I’ve been inside for months so seeing them today felt brand new. They took my breath away. I was overcome with memories of romance, of new love, young marriages, and the […]

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Protecting Trans Kids

Trans kids go to school during the day, five days a week, six hours a day. Just like non-trans kids. When kids are in school, they’re still human beings, with basic human functions, including as eating and going to the bathroom. When a child uses a bathroom they feel comfortable in, hygene can be upkept in a fairly […]

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Should You Bring Your Kid to a Rally?

Long story short: You should try. And you get to define what try means for you. You know your kid and you know yourself. If there’s a real reason why you choose to stay home, stay home and don’t apologize. Crowds overwhelm you. Bathroom issues. Mobility concerns. Work. All reasons why a person might choose to […]

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Sledding at Riverview Park

There’s no better way to enjoy the snow than to come barreling down a steep hill with the wind in your face and your life flashing before your eyes. There’s just one thing though. There’s a concrete wall at the end of this hill. You either have to dive off your sled or crash into […]

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Gratitude

As the year winds down, here’s a quick list of the things I’m thankful for this year. Concordia, LCCS, and Garden PreSchool.  Each other. My Lyndon from London. Teddy and Lucas. False eyelashes and spankx.  My health. My finally pain-free herniated disc. Our house. And the HVAC system. Hot air and low ceilings.  Sugar, butter, […]

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City, State, Region. All Standing Tall.

In the past 12 hours I learned that I live in a city inside of a state inside of a region that shares my values. My city, my state, my region has nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed of. We voted for the America that fights for the rights of women, even if they wear […]

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