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  • #Blogtober14 catch up day!

    The #Blogtober14 bandwagon made a stop at my house this weekend and I jumped off for a little bit of a screen break. I got to spend a day at home with my boy, and I didn’t realize how much I missed our Mommy-Arthur days until they became such a rare treat. I also got to […]

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  • Halloween #TBT [#Blogtober14 Day 9]

    Good news! Halloween is only 22 days away. I don’t know if you know this, but it’s my favorite holiday and will be until my birthday gets the recognition it deserves.I also, ironically, married someone who for reasons unknown even to him actively dislikes Halloween. I didn’t even know people like that existed outside of […]

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  • When I started blogging [#Blogtober14 Day 6]

    Blogging is, for me, a natural extension of what I’ve been doing my entire life. I’m the girl who kept her 4th grade journal and used it as an inspiration to keep writing. I have a folder of poems that I wrote from 7th grade through sophomore year of college that alternate between overly saccharine and…dark, just very […]

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  • That song when… – #Blogtober14 Day 4

    Today I’m veering from the #Blogtober14 prompts – today’s is my favorite Instagram picture, but since I’m not a big Instagrammer I have little to contribute. Instead, I’m jumping onto the song car of the nostalgia train thanks to Spotify’s #thatsongwhen campaign. Music has always been a huge part of my life. I can’t remember a […]

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  • One thing… – #Blogtober14 Day 3

    One thing before we get started – Happy, Happy Birthday to my best friend Katie! I promised her I wouldn’t tell you she’s 30 now. 🙂 It’s #Blogtober14 day three! I’m still going strong. Today’s prompt: One thing you can’t live without. To be perfectly honest, I had to make a list – not because […]

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  • Dream jobs – #Blogtober14 Day 2

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    #Blogtober14 Day 2 prompt: Dream job when you were little / what is it now?Who has never thought about their dream job? Go ahead, raise your hands…Now put them down, I don’t believe you. Thinking of and planning for our dream jobs is something that we start doing as soon as we’re old enough to understand the sentence “When […]

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  • Why I left

    The #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft topics have exploded in the last week and a half, since the video of Ray Rice brutalizing his now-wife in an elevator surfaced. Articles like this one have brought domestic violence out into the open, forced those who have never encountered it to face survivors’ truths…and for some survivors, provided the first opportunity to truly realize that the […]

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  • I am pro-life.

    Today’s Supreme Court decision has me thinking about what it really means to be “pro-life”. I suppose a politics major never really stops paying at least some attention to politics, particularly when it comes to issues of women’s rights and access to health care. In a nutshell, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby grants “closely-held” corporations the right to […]

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  • Advice to 17-year-old me

    I belong to a fantastic online community that I’m only not outing here to protect the identities of my fellow community members. At any rate – yesterday the admin of this awesome site posted about the advice she would give to her 10-years-younger self and it got me thinking (always good!) about the advice I would give […]