Thriving or Surviving?

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Did your parents ever tell you to clean your plate because there were kids in Africa starving? To stop whining about sharing a room when some kids don’t even have a roof over their heads? I only recently realized the flaws in this approach.  Don’t get me wrong—The Engineer and I fully intend to instill […]

Denial, Monica-Style

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Remember the Friends episode when Monica tries to convince Chandler she isn’t sick? When she can’t speak clearly because her nose is so clogged with snot? Telling everyone she’s “fineeeed” when she obviously just needs to lie down, maybe watch a little Friends on Netflix? (Or the 90s equivalent, so…Friends on TV?) That was me over […]

Chrissy Teigen Saved My Motherhood

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I love Pinterest—it’s 2017, who doesn’t? One of my favorite things about it, though, is that sweet little button that says “secret.” You can make all sorts of secret boards without anyone else seeing your crazy. Back when Pinterest and I were both still young, I pinned photo after photo of clever favor ideas, elegant […]