1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. When Everything Feels Like the Last Straw


    August 11, 2020 by Julia

    I was joking with a friend the other day that apparently there is no last straw. The supply is endless, …
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