Surprised by Motherhood

Surprised by Motherhood

I was never one of those girls who dreamed of becoming a mom. I mean, I always assumed I would eventually, but it wasn’t a dream of mine. It was more of a practical thought—down the road I’d do the mom thing. Which is one of the reasons I resonated so much with my friend (read more…)

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One simple way to avoid identity theft

In light of the Heartbleed bug mess, this seemed like a timely topic to revisit. Ready to be scared a little bit? The odds are very, very good that — at some point in time — a website you use has been hacked, and your e-mail and password from that site have been compromised. Ready (read more…)

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Escaping the cycle of never-ending busyness

Name: Caroline Starr Rose Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Occupation: Children’s author Blog/site: Caroline Starr Rose Tell us one way you are simplifying your life. I made the seemingly crazy decision to stop teaching to pursue writing full-time without an agent or a contract. It felt way counter-cultural but was the best and right decision for (read more…)

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On pain and steep learning curves

As you start this week, may you learn to appreciate the purpose behind your pain. I know that’s what I’m learning right now. I recently started running again after a year hiatus, when I tore my ACL and needed complete reconstructive surgery (it was a doozy). Most of last spring I was in regular physical (read more…)

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Weekend links

8 things I’ve learned as a barista :: Aliza Naomi The little priceless photograph :: Adriel Brooker I’m done making my kid’s childhood magical :: Bundmi Laditan on HuffPo What every kid needs to hear but most parents aren’t saying :: Jason Sanders …and keep up with a team of blogger friends heading to Haiti (read more…)

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