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Jessica Braun
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Jessica Braun is a writer, erstwhile yoga teacher and mom to two girls. She does most of her writing on yellow Post-it notes while driving or making dinner, many of which end up stuck to the bottom of someone’s sock. She lives outside Philadelphia and blogs at www.nocigarettesnobologna.com.

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What Your Words Do to Me

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Dear Emma,

Yesterday, you turned 8. Before bed, you said, "I am ready to say goodbye to 7. I have better luck with the even ages."

It hasn't been the easiest year, this is true. Maybe you are little angry with me and Dad. You don't really understand why why...

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What Happened When I Took a Selfie With My Daughter

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 10:50 AM

I recently saw this video on Facebook.

Selfie, directed by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade, reveals how we have the power to redefine what is beautiful in all of us. The video is part of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty.

It made me think.

Minutes...

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Waiting With Ellie

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 4:13 PM

In this season of Advent, I have been thinking a lot about waiting.

I am not a huge fan.

In fact, I hate to wait. I am impulsive and impatient. I make hasty decisions, especially when I am tired or my brain is too full.

I can be ungenerous with...

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