1. What Gives a Life Worth?


    September 20, 2022 by Julia

    When we try to assign value to a life, we are missing the point. Measurements don’t give us the answers …
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  2. For All the Failing Mothers

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    July 18, 2022 by Julia

    Failure is part of it. The sooner you can take this fact into your daily, eternal practice of motherhood, the …
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  3. Give up your gun


    May 26, 2022 by Julia

    I try not to waste my time anymore on getting mad or sad about the news. It hasn’t proven useful …
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  4. Why I Decided It’s Okay to Lose Weight


    November 3, 2021 by Julia

    Wanting to lose weight didn’t have to be a moral issue, or bad for my mental health, or bad for my physical health, or a political statement, or a judgment on bodies heavier than mine. It could just be an adjustment I make for myself. That’s it. No more, no less.

  5. Stepping Out of the Outrage Cycle

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    August 24, 2021 by Julia

    We need to believe that goodness exists, and that we all have access to it, even in this broken world, against all odds.

  6. On Being a Forty-Two-Year-Old Mom When ‘Mom Jeans’ Become Ironically Cool to the Next Generation

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    April 30, 2021 by Julia

    Being a mom to a thirteen-year-old girl is possibly the greatest challenge to your self-esteem since you were actually thirteen. …
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  7. Clouds Breaking

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    March 26, 2021 by Julia

    A few weeks ago, I joined some online depression support groups on Facebook, out of a desire to spread out …
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  8. Just Your Typical Pandemic Mid-Life Crisis


    January 30, 2021 by Julia

    My writing during the pandemic has been like trying to walk against a rushing river, carving out time for something …
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  9. It’s All Good

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    December 31, 2020 by Julia

    We’ve taken three short trips since the pandemic started. They were all within a three hour drive from home, and …
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  10. Fixing Christmas

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    December 6, 2020 by Julia

    Every year, I try to fix Christmas. I start to think it can be done by downsizing the number of …
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