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Family and Friends

Dads Don’t Babysit, They Parent

By On August 7, 2015

I cannot count the number of times I’ve heard a dad tell someone he was babysitting his own kid . “On Saturday I was babysitting Sally and Dick so my wife had… Read More

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Books, Literature, and Comics

20 Kids’ Books With Strong + Smart Female Characters

By On July 31, 2015

Today is Harry Potter’s birthday. It is also J.K. Rowling’s, who is very possibly one of the world’s most successful female writers. Yes, Harry Potter is about the BOY who lived but… Read More

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Just Me

The Longest Shortest Time

By On June 19, 2015

After Harp was born, actually before she was even here, Deleting the Adjectives became a space for me to speak honestly about pregnancy,  motherhood and what being a person really feels like… Read More

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Le Guppy

A Letter to My Daughter’s Dance Teacher

By On June 15, 2015

Dear Miss Kristen, As you well know, Monday was Harper’s first recital of the year. What you probably didn’t know is that she’s been practicing every single day for weeks, preparing for… Read More