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I think about the unseen Christmas treasures hidden in my holiday to-do list, in the boxes of ornaments and in the cupboard filled with décor.

Out Of The Ordinary: Christmas Treasures

I think about the unseen Christmas treasures hidden in my holiday to-do list, in the boxes of ornaments and in the cupboard filled with décor.

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Interior Designs: How Home Shapes Us

I wasn’t expecting to have a visceral response to observing someone I hardly knew do home renovations.

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Surviving The Holidays As An Introvert

As an introvert, it can be hard to find a balance between appeasing your family’s needs while respecting your own during the holidays.

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My family relies on having our food delivered specifically because of our less-than-ideal financial situation. We don't do this because we're rich.

Why Grocery Delivery Service Is The "Luxury" My Low-Income Family Relies On

My family relies on having our food delivered specifically because of our less-than-ideal financial situation. We don't do this because we're rich.

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Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist.

Re-parenting Myself As I Parent My Kids

Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist. I am re-parenting myself as I parent.

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Not only was TV working as part of my parenting routine, we also unashamedly used it as a babysitter.

Plot Twist: Watching TV Makes Us A Better Family​

Not only was TV working as part of my parenting routine, we also unashamedly used it as a babysitter. Yes, you read that correctly!

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I knew there was still a culture of fear surrounding black people, but this was the first time I had experienced a person scared of black people.

My Best Friend Is Scared Of Black People 

I knew there was still a culture of fear surrounding black people, but this was the first time I had experienced a person scared of black people.

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Life, Untidied: Why I Regret Decluttering​

I’m not arguing for hoarding. I dislike clutter. But paring possessions down to the bone can cut too deep for tender times. I regret decluttering.

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