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How to Talk To Your Child About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We in the United States have watched as the world has reacted as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread from country to country, causing unprecedented shutdowns and health crises. Admittedly, our geography has historically spared us from many diseases that significantly affect other countries until now, but thanks to an ever-increasing global society where travel […]

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Don’t Count Out Second Marriages

Growing up here in the Bible Belt with two parents married for 32 years, I always had a certain construct about second marriages. Sadly, it wasn’t one of redemption and second chances at love. It was mostly marked by judgment and pity: “Oh, good for them. At least they can find someone else.” As if […]

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Can We Talk About The Family Cloth?

Recently, I just learned about a concept that is apparently a popular fad among the crunchiest of families called “The Family Cloth.” For those with weak stomachs, proceed with caution because it lives up to its ominous name. The Family Cloth is a substitution for the rolls and rolls of toilet paper that we use […]

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Why I’ll Never Go Back to Suburbia

I grew up in complete suburbia, knowing nothing other than meticulously cared-for lawns and cul-de-sacs. Naturally, as an adult, I migrated into the known. I opted for the steroid-infused version of Stepford suburbia to which I had been accustomed. We prided ourselves on our neighborhoods—all copy-cat versions of the same elevation, groomed lawns, and HOA-enforced bylaws. […]

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