My nephew is consistently teaching me. He’s so intelligent and funny and creative, but he’s also six and still learning how to process his emotions. One of the major things he’s taught me is patience. I have to remind myself of his age and even though I may know more than he does, he can […]
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I celebrated my nephew’s birthday this weekend; he had a few friends join him at the trampoline park and dinner. One spawn of satan kid got out of hand—talking loudly and over others. Getting up randomly. Shaking his empty cup at the server. Yelling “where’s my food?!” more than once. Not a once did I […]
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By Amber Butts Female octopuses die from anemia and exhaustion 2-10 months after they give birth. They spend those months protecting and cleaning their eggs. They do not eat. As my body spread over a cold chair and a doctor said words I did not understand, I shook. I took two pills and waited for… A […]
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Hey all! I took a teeny break to catch up on my current subscriptions and… you guys are so awesome and truly inspire me. I learn something with each log in. Thank you. And, again, thanks for rocking out with a sister as we take on another 365. You make me feel kind of interesting. […]
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