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How taking care of my plants helps me take care of myself

I have ferns, succulents, cacti and more, and they all require special care

Parenting comes with challenges, but navigating day care was nearly impossible

Elizabeth Warren’s universal child care proposal is the most exciting idea I’ve heard from a candidate

My partner and I reevaluated our life priorities. Here’s why we are pulling back from our careers for now.

Becoming parents was a reality check

The Women’s March is almost here. These are the hard questions I must ask of the movement.

As a white woman, I can’t risk repeating the failures of our past

I craved being a mom. I wasn’t prepared to hate parenting.

I felt ashamed to tell anyone that I was feeling anything less than total, overwhelming love

My husband and I are equal partners. Why does he get so much more credit for parenting?

These gender biases are built into our culture

Cooking with my partner is a beautiful element of our relationship. Here’s why it’s special to us.

Few things bring me more joy

I know my time is limited as a foster mom. Here’s how I’m making the best of it.

Being afraid of or angry doesn’t serve anyone

I was self-conscious about my body. Then I joined a naked bike ride.

It helps me feel comfortable in my own skin