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Letting It All Hang Out: How I Made Peace With My Small Boobs

07.18.2011
Last January, I stopped wearing a bra. I haven't put one back on since.
My Favorite Ant

My Favorite Ant

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?

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)

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...

Confronting My Rapist

07.19.2011
It takes a strong person to confront their rapist. Sometimes it is unavoidable.
In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

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

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?

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....
I Asked My Daughter To Blog About Me. It Already Stings

I Asked My Daughter To Blog About Me. It Already Stings

06.16.2011
I tried to give my daughter the childhood and the mother I longed for, having grown up in turbulent circumstances. But there were challenges....
Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

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...

Go Gray and Go for Broke

06. 7.2011
Will there be a gray revolution? Will women finally believe that they can go "au naturel" at no cost? Perhaps we need more big players...
I Could Leave My House Without Makeup, But Here's Why I Don't

I Could Leave My House Without Makeup, But Here's Why I Don't

08.27.2014
Why is it that a woman has such a hard time feeling good in her skin when her skin is stripped bare of potions and lotions and creams,...
My Dance Teacher Thought She Was My Friend -- But She Was Body-Shaming Me

My Dance Teacher Thought She Was My Friend -- But She Was Body-Shaming Me

08.12.2014
Dance is a complicated world. It's a world where your body is your canvas, and that canvas is supposed to look a certain way. And sadly,...
I Needed a Pedicure in Italy

I Needed a Pedicure in Italy

08. 7.2014
Italian nail 'salons' are different than the ones I am used to in the States, where walking in to a salon without an appointment is common...
30 Things That Will (Probably) Happen In Your 30s

30 Things That Will (Probably) Happen In Your 30s

08. 7.2014
In September, I'll turn 38. I'm at the age now where, when people ask how old I am, it takes me a minute to remember. I don't know if that's...