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The Accidental Grown Up

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

As I recently watched my oldest son graduate high school, still alive, hale and hearty and bound for the college of his choice, I wondered how I could possibly have gotten to [...]

Spun Sugar: Father’s Day

June 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

I squint up against the hazy sun. It’s early summer, warm and moist under a layer of filmy gray clouds. I lie on a red beach towel, listening to the waves and the people, [...]

Sparkly Shoes

June 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

by Cody Hickman To most of my friends, it has become obvious that I’ve been on a “transgender” kick, lately. The simple reason for this is that [...]

A Ballad For Reese

June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Source: (x) There is a young man sitting on the bench right outside of my dorm that morning, casually sipping a can of coca cola like it’s a martini and looking way too put [...]

Firestorm

June 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

by Lisa Pawlak The same morning my world was set ablaze, I slept in, peacefully, eventually waking up to the sound of my phone ringing and the smell of smoke in the air. The [...]

Personal Essay | Boy of Steel

June 4, 2015 // 3 Comments

Powerless I cried my way through most of the last Superman movie, Man of Steel. I couldn’t help it. So much of what I saw reminded me of my younger son. Of course, my [...]

Bearing Witness

May 27, 2015 // 6 Comments

It’s really uncomfortable to sit with someone else’s pain. I don’t like feeling helpless. I ache to fix, and when I can’t, I squirm. I think about the days I used to [...]

The Scent of Three Oranges

May 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Aimee Farley “Mommy, may I please have an orange with my lunch?” my son shouts from the dining room as I begin to prepare his peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the [...]

Mushing to Recovery | True Stories

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Kelly Berg Often in these early days of anorexia recovery, I’m like a balloon about to explode, I’m so full. The headaches sear straight through, like molten lava. And [...]

It Takes A Village | True Story

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Laura Rene I’m a mother of two because my body was strong. I’m a mother of three because my body failed me, but my family didn’t. It takes a village. My husband and [...]
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