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This Goes with Yoga Pants, Right?

My two pairs of black yoga pants are almost like members of the family. They are a permanent fixture, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they called and asked for money once they reach college age. In fact, I’m thinking of sending them a Valentine’s Day card this year. My fondness is undeniable. They are […]

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Merry MESS-mas Darling!

Greeting cards have all been sent. The Christmas rush is through. But I still have one wish to make… A special one for you. Who am I kidding? This is my first holiday season with a busy toddler. Time and energy can’t be wasted on wishes. She needs to do 365 different activities per day […]

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Food is Love

If someone in my family offers you food or drink, take it. Otherwise, even if you politely decline a hundred times, they will pester you until you finally take the glass of water (or wine!) and the baked ziti out of their insistent hands. That’s just the way it works in my family. We want […]

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Postpartum Depression and Me

We share our cravings and food aversions without a second thought. We discuss our physical struggles like swollen feet and round ligament pain. We warn against the dangers of deli meat and too much caffeine. But we keep secret the most devastating effects of pregnancy. Postpartum depression and anxiety affects almost one in five women […]

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Make the Most of Moving

I never thought I would live in Pittsburgh. I’m a Cleveland girl who attended Browns parties with family members who put orange puffy paint on their socks to support the team—“Go” on the left and “Browns” on the right. They yelled at the T.V. for reasons unknown to me, but I did understand one thing—we […]

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