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Advice: Best Taken with a Grain of Salt

“To get your kids to enthusiastically clean, all you have to do is become Messy Monster,” I explained to my friend. “What is Messy Monster?” my intrigued mom-friend inquired. “You just proclaim to your kids that you’re Messy Monster while using a funny voice and you tell them that you loooove messes… when they clean, you […]

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Standing with Aleppo this Christmas

I decided I cannot turn my head away. Because the killing doesn’t stop. The pain doesn’t cease fire. The hunger doesn’t flee when I refuse to look. When I flip the channel because the headlines makes me uncomfortable or stop reading the article because it is too deep in the trenches of pain for this […]

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In Defense of Decking the Halls

The holidays are my thing. Come November 1st, I’m the obnoxious lady humming Christmas carols and browsing Target for a fancy new tree skirt (okay, it’s Target so I’ll amend: a moderately fancy, yet affordable, new tree skirt) as onlookers stare in contempt, nursing their sugar crash hangovers from binge candy eating the night before. […]

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