Merry Gift-mas

I swear I’m not a Grinch. I love Christmas! There’s something about the lights and pageantry that makes the world seem to be dusted in magic. The cold weather becomes tolerable, just because it fits with the theme. I look forward to the holiday parties and the ugly sweaters. I don’t even criticize the phony…

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The Ghosts We Live With

It’s the time of year where scary things get their time to shine. Halloween is coming and everyone’s imaginations are dialed up as they ready themselves to don costumes representing their wildest dreams, their funniest jokes, or their worst nightmares. Some participants are tiptoeing through haunted houses and watching horror films, taunting fear as a…

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Just Keep Living

I thought I knew myself when I was younger. I thought I knew my stance and exactly how I would react to any scenario, regardless of never actually being in any similar circumstance. I was confident that my view of the world was solid, and whenever I would give my strong opinions on situations I…

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Mommy Martyrdom

Day after day, I see fluffy inspirational quotes and images of what motherhood and family life are supposed to be. The images and quotes typically have an airy and serene feel to them, with their pastel colors and bleached smiles.  The quotes wax poetic about how being a parent is the single most important part of…

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