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My Favorite Ant

My Favorite Ant

Terrell Harris Dougan  07.14.2011
We met over anthill in a field between our two back yards. I came out of my back gate to find a little girl exactly my size standing there,...
Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Pamela Kripke  07.25.2011
Some might say I could have waited until we were wheeled out of the operating room, but I began the conversation early. "Listen, there...
Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

Emily Franklin  07.20.2011
Jamie and I had so much fun. We talked all the time, made rice sandboxes in which we hunted for pennies, did finger painting, explored...
In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

Brienne Walsh  08. 1.2011
My sister and I sat with my grandmother while she lay dying a few months ago. Against her pale skin, freckled and dotted with beauty marks,...
What Are You, Barren?

What Are You, Barren?

Holly Finn  07.13.2011
Sausalito comes from the Spanish and means "small willow grove." It's a touristy little town on San Francisco Bay, but still beautiful....
Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

Dani Shapiro  06.13.2011
Around the time I turned 40, I went to see a therapist. My mother had recently died. My little boy had been seriously ill, and I found...
With Every Christmas Card I Write...

With Every Christmas Card I Write...

Lori Ferraro  12. 8.2015
One year we did send out a "normal" Christmas card. It was very cute, just the boys at a playground wearing superhero capes. No one was...
11 Things That Happen When You Look Much Younger Than You Are

11 Things That Happen When You Look Much Younger Than You Are

Sarah Bourassa  11.16.2015
But even though I feel like I'm getting closer to my 30s, I often get mistaken for an 18-year-old. Such is the dilemma of a woman who looks...
The Lizard Woman

The Lizard Woman

Catherine Sigit  10.28.2015
"How come your arms are all wrinkled up?" the little girl asks. I've got ichthyosis. It makes my skin look overly dry, scaly and cracked,...
Why I Embrace Calling Myself Fat

Why I Embrace Calling Myself Fat

Jes Baker  10.26.2015
Things that matter right now: I'm fat. No really, that's the most important thing. Yes, I am also intelligent, snarky, kind, radical,...