Category Archives: #ThingsIHaveLearned

Gamer Kid.

Owen really, really, REALLY likes video games. He went through a massive Minecraft phase a while ago, which I justified was okay because it was actually teaching him life skills and he was creating things, and, in survival mode, was … Continue reading

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Kittens Adjusting.

Okay, okay, I admit it: I’m a cat person. Having kittens in the house brings me real, actual, laugh out loud joy. I spent the first day they got home snuggling with them and taking pictures of them and playing … Continue reading

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I Stand for Women’s Health.

(Fair warning: This post is about women’s health issues. Accordingly, it talks about female reproductive health. If you’re squeamish about this kind of stuff, feel free to click away.) I’ve been struggling, emotionally, the past few months. Even with regular … Continue reading

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Saturation and Self-Care.

sat·u·ra·tion saCHəˈrāSH(ə)n/ noun the state or process that occurs when no more of something can be absorbed, combined with, or added. the degree or extent to which something is dissolved or absorbed compared with the maximum possible, usually expressed as … Continue reading

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Gut Issues.

In November, after my annual physical blood draw results came back showing I was anemic with low ferritin and low-ishl B12 levels, my doctor prescribed that I take an over the counter iron supplement for the next three months which … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals.

Until a few years ago, my new year resolution-setting was a study in perfectionism. Every year I’d make myself a To Do list of all the things I’d do to better myself in the coming year. I’d lose weight, tackle … Continue reading

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When You Need Help.

This summer, I accepted a new job – one that I thought would give me more time. It was flexible, quiet, didn’t consume me the way my other corporate jobs did, and 20 minutes from home. It allowed Owen to … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Turbulence.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** I’m a nervous flier. I know, intellectually, that planes fly because, well, PHYSICS, but I cannot get over how unnatural … Continue reading

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This Is How I Vote.

I found myself with a spare hour yesterday before Owen got off the bus. I had plenty of things to do – laundry, a bike workout, some writing, prepping dinner – but instead I decided to walk over to town … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Analyzing Broadway.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** My current car playlist: the soundtrack from the Broadway show “Kinky Boots.” I saw the show a few years ago … Continue reading

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