1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Discouragement, you sneaky bastard.

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    November 25, 2020 by Julia

    I don’t really have a connecting theme or topic right now. My fourth grader’s homeschooling curriculum instructs him to start …
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  8. Making Reality Real Again

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    November 11, 2020 by Julia

    Those speeches from Harris and Biden were good enough to restore some hope, maybe even make me feel, dare I …
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  9. How to Get Through It

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    November 5, 2020 by Julia

    As I write this, we still don’t know if Biden or Trump will be elected president, and it’s been about …
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  10. Hibernating on the Precipice

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    October 30, 2020 by Julia

    Here we are, having survived four years under Trump, seven months under the earth-changing cloud of the pandemic, and a …
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