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Trying to Embrace My Resting Nice Face

Raise your hand if you’re familiar with the cultural RBF phenomenon. All of a sudden men, women, and the media are referring to women who don’t automatically assume a pleasant-to-look-at expression, typically when they aren’t engaging in conversation, as suffering from RBF. I’m conflicted in the way I feel about its etymology. On one hand, it […]

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Why I Tell My Girls They Run the World

I unapologetically tell my girls they run the world. It’s more than a Beyonce song, or  a t-shirt that says ” girl power.” I have been in a few situations lately where people have stopped my daughters to have what they think is a “diplomatic” conversation about how it takes boys to run the world, […]

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Simple Ways to Help Kids Build Social Skills

I get a little embarrassed when I’m in public with my kids and strangers kindly make conversation with them. They respond by blatantly turning their heads away and acting as though they are mute. I know they’re not. They talk all the time. Seriously, nonstop. I don’t blame them entirely, they’re newly three, and I […]

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Everything I Own is Broken

Everything I own is broken. I mean, not really, but basically. I have nineteen remote controls that operate exactly zero things. There’s probably a raccoon in the attic again. Either that or an army of voles. I had to look up what a vole was when the thought occurred to me.  The dishwasher rack is […]

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