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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...
Memoirs: No One Wants to Read Your Diary

Memoirs: No One Wants to Read Your Diary

Jennifer S. Wilkov  04.13.2015
We all have a story to tell. Our lives are our stories. That's why the memoir category exists--because we love to read biographies and...
How I Stopped Letting Food Consume My Soul

How I Stopped Letting Food Consume My Soul

Jen Picicci  04.13.2015
In short: You are already enough. Right now. Right this second. And when you let that wash over you, when you feel yourself believing it,...
40 Loves I Want For My Future Children

40 Loves I Want For My Future Children

Lexi Herrick  04.10.2015
I want you to know love, in all the ways it ignites the fire that is being alive. I want you to know that love exists as energy does. It...
What My Great-Aunt Taught Me About Sisterhood

What My Great-Aunt Taught Me About Sisterhood

Rebecca Adams  04. 9.2015
A lost sister is a void that cannot be filled -- you can't replace a soulmate.