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Exes and Oo(p)s

I recently told Science Guy that up until I met him I had terrible taste in men. For some reason, he wasn’t sure this was a compliment but it definitely is. Anyone who knew me in real life during, oh, the first seven of the last ten years can certainly …

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Facebook-Free February

Yesterday while scrolling through my blog feeds, I read a post on Apartment Therapy about giving up social media for a month. Somewhat impulsively, I thought, “Me too!” and decided to phase out Facebook for a month. (Conveniently enough, I happened to choose the shortest month of the year.) I’ve done dramatic …

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Reflections on Travel: Jamaica 2012

One of the things I miss most (and will probably continue to miss for a long time) is the ease of traveling sans baby. Because it is cold and evil outside and because I probably won’t be traveling anywhere fun anytime soon and because I’m *finally* backing up the last …

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Let’s Grow

Everyone seems to be choosing power words for 2017. While I am not entirely sure what a power word is or does, it was fairly easy to discern a theme for my life in the coming year: Growth. This will be a big year for me and for us as a …

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2016 Year in Review

Despite the fact that today is much like any other day, I’m still going to jump on the looking-back/looking-forward bandwagon of December 31. I rather like this list of year in review questions, first written for 2015, so I’m going to reprise it for 2017. Read last year’s version here. What …

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Now or (whe)Never

My social media feed is currently peppered with posts about how terrible 2016 was, from the hit parade of celebrity deaths (NOT CARRIE FISHER…DO NOT WAAAAAANT) to the ongoing carnage in Syria to terror attacks seemingly every other week to the election that demonstrated a collective loss of sanity and …

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Helpful Holidays: Small Business Saturday

I seem to have a disproportionately high number of friends with creative businesses and side gigs. My Instagram feed is crammed with folks making cool stuff, which makes me endlessly happy. There is probably some law of the universe stating that creative, multi-plate spinning people will naturally gravitate toward each …

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Helpful Holidays: My Favorite Fair Trade Gifts

In anticipation of Black Friday and the kickoff of the holiday season next week, I’m starting a little series called Helpful Holiday, in which I share a few of my faaaaaaaavorite thiiiiiiiiiiiings (singing and dancing in the Alps optional) for your consideration as holiday (or anytime!) gifts. This week’s installment is …

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Helpful Holidays: Fighting Human Trafficking

Ohio has one of the highest rates of human trafficking in the country (source), but we are also fortunate to have many forces, large and small, fighting the problem. As part 1 of my Helpful Holidays series, I’d like to highlight some of these fantastic organizations and institutions and encourage …