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How to Take a Toddler and an Infant to the Zoo in 30 (Million) Easy Steps

Or: A Tale of Two Banana Peels Mentally switch today’s plans from doctor appointment to zoo trip with friends since you forgot to schedule a babysitter. Inform toddler of zoo trip. Call to reschedule doctor appointment. Receive text from mother asking what time she should come over to babysit. Realize you must have asked mother […]

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What I Wish We Had Known About Abuse

  I honestly don’t know where to start. A statistic? Every minute, twenty Americans become victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner. A reference to the wide-spread acceptance of glorifying stalking in movies if the stalker is rich, attractive, or a sparkly vampire? Maybe the blatant acceptance of Floyd Mayweather and his history of domestic violence […]

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#MeToo?

Me too?  Because I don't know.    No, that isn't right. I'm inured to it, I guess. I've never technically been sexually assaulted or raped, so I don't want to falsely claim an allegiance tangentially. Not that I'm not upset, or think that survivors or I were ever in the wrong, but... I grew up [...]
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The Big Squish: My First Mammogram Experience

Over the years I’ve impressed some doctors with comprehensive knowledge of my family’s medical history. However, whenever I’ve uttered that my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 39 years old, I get “the look.”  The “wow-that-was-young” look. My grandmother thankfully survived her cancer ordeal.  But in the early 1960s, folks did not openly discuss […]

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