F* It

I have a confession to make. Over the weekend, I took the boys back home for my brother’s bridal shower and we got to spend some quality time with my family. It’s always nice going home, or to the compound as I call it, because my parents, my auntie and my brother (until just recently) are all […]

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WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS POLITICAL CONTENT Politics are polarizing. This year especially, even discussions that might allude to your political allegiance can become uncomfortable and turn us off from each other. I can’t lie, whenever I hear someone voted for Trump I have a bit of a visceral reaction. And it’s not because they’re republican (or so I […]

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When I was in college, maybe my first year at Iowa — fresh off the plane from my first two years in HI, I took a video production class – maybe it was a mixed media class (I mean, who really knows anymore?) — and one of our assignments was to make a flip book music video. […]

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It’s Friday and I’ve survived another week of living. On one hand, it feels like there’s so much going on around here that I don’t even know where to begin and on the other hand, there is literally nothing going on around here. The boys are as perfect as a one and two year old can be, […]

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I have a comondrum (that’s obviously what a conundrum on Monday is called). Is it wrong to swear around your kids? For as much as I worry about how every single thing I do may or may not be affecting my kids, there’s one thing that I’ve never been very worried about: Swearing. If you asked […]

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I told you all to stay tuned, so here I am with an update. I’m midway through day 3 in the new chapter of my life and so far it’s just a series of epiphanies, opinions and revelations. Which is basically no different than what it was before —  I just have more time on my hands now. […]

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Today is the beginning of a brand new chapter – not because it’s Monday or because both of my kids colored all over the wall for the first time this morning (ugh, kids) but because I am officially on the job market for the first time since embarking on my professional career nine years ago. And while I […]

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It’s Monday. And while I’m here, I’m not really here. Over the weekend I heard the sun wasn’t forecasted to come out for the next ten days – so far, that prediction is true. BUT the best part of me not being all here on a Monday is that the rest of the internet is ROMPING […]

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Lately, Seth and I have been having some of those big “life” talks – the kind that focus on the future, the kind that make you re-evaluate your relationships, the kind that leave you feeling like you have no idea what you’re doing or where you’re meant to be or what you’re meant to be doing. […]

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I’m not sure it’s appropriate to write about the woes of discipline after empathetically writing about how hard it must be for my toddler to live his life always hearing “no” but things change quickly around here. The real name of the game is ‘parenting’ – always is. The nice weather has really been bringing out a new […]

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