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Dear Friend, I’m Still Here

Eleven unread messages. That little red bubble glares at me, reminding me of all the texts I haven’t responded to, or even looked at for fear of being faced with reality. Messenger calls me out next: five more unread messages sitting, waiting. The guilt I feel increases, and my resolve to catch up crumbles. Instead, […]

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Finding Family in the Facebook Era

Finding Family in the Facebook Era

My world as I knew it was shattered with one text message. Suddenly, I was staring down at the face of my biological father. I’d never known him, never seen him, never even knew his name. Yet here he was, in all of his 90s jean jacket glory. What did I do next? Turn to […]

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The Daily Scroll: Are You Growing Your Brain, or Exercising Your Finger?

“Politics—heard it all before,” I grunted as my thumb got its nightly workout called The Scroll. “Someone cried over a Jeopardy answer—don’t care.” Scroll, scroll, scroll… “Meme, meme, oh look—another meme!” I felt myself falling deeper into Facebook, and deeper into the couch. It was as though the cushions were cradling me, lulling me into a pit […]

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Why You Need a Mom-Cation and 5 Tips for Planning One Now!

Recent studies have shown us what we already know, that a mom-cation is good for the soul.  It’s scientifically proven that when we don’t connect enough outside of romantic relationships and mother-child bonds, our health suffers. Taking a mini-vacation without your kids or partner can help prevent parental burnout at home. This summer I was […]

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