Identity

The Day I Turned 35

This morning I woke up and gasped, “Why isn’t the baby crying?” I haven’t woken up to anything other than the sounds of my newborn daughter’s cries in over two months. I hurriedly sat up to peek into her bassinet…

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On Being Almost 30

When you are almost thirty, you pass slowly through the face moisturizer aisles and begin to think maybe it’s time. Your face no longer looks like a Maybelline commercial when you wake up in the morning. Instead, your eye lines remind you…

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H is for Hawk, a Memoir

“What would you say if I got a falcon?” The words bleeped within the blackness of my phone screen. It was my boyfriend, the Mainer.   I looked at the words. Considered the question. I began to picture him in…

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The Importance of Being Mom

Sometime in middle school, I remember, I thought it might be a relief to be infertile. But I would never have said out loud then that I didn’t see myself having kids. All around me, I saw examples of what…

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A New Soundtrack for My Life: a Review of Air for Free by Relient K

Last week I wrote about my longstanding relationship with Relient K, the way many of their songs have explained my life so well since my middle school days. On Friday, they dropped a new album, their first since 2013’s Collapsible…

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Who You Gonna Call?

When I was growing up, I wanted to be a spy or a detective. My idea of what this would look like came from 1980s TV shows, namely Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Remington Steele. Amanda King was a spy…

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Grace Greenleaf Represents Me

Last week I caught up with a friend for dinner. We talk about life, jobs, relationships, politics, pop culture and anything else that may come to mind in 2 hours. At one point during the conversation she asked me if…

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Bromleigh McCleneghan’s Good Christian Sex Interview

I first became familiar with Bromleigh’s writing when I heard her speak on a panel at a writing conference on the topic of writing about sex. Since that time, I’ve been awaiting her book (which releases today). Recently, I caught…

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Identity Crisis

I stood in the embrace of my husband in our bedroom. As the man who had committed to loving me almost a decade ago secured me in his arms and rubbed my back, it was as if a storm of…

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The Ministry of Cleaning Up

Like many people, my husband and I have our favorite television shows. One of these has been The Good Wife, a series that recently aired its final episode. Great writing, strong characters, and a peek inside law firm culture made…

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