Life’s a Journal

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The other day, on a group Zoom call, the moderator asked us to bring something for show-and-tell. I snickered to myself, because I remember being the absolute worst at show-and-tell in kindergarten. I was the kid scrambling for something...
Dear reader, First, let me say that I’m somewhat uncomfortable with the word “survivor,” for a few reasons. Having survived a so-called “good” kind of cancer, I know the weight that such a word carries, the implication that we, the...
We are now almost eight months deep into a pandemic that has strained the already thin fabric of our nation even farther. The effects of quarantines, economic uncertainty, and the constant worry over whether we or the people around...
It’s Friday night, and you know what that means. Cue Rebecca Black, friends, because it’s time to get down. Okay, so hovering around my mid-thirties and with a preschooler at home means Friday nights look more or less like any...
We live in a technology-driven world. Sometimes that’s a scary thought, but other times, like the times we’re in now of self-distancing and quarantine, it’s a lifesaver. If it weren’t for computers and smartphones, millions of people around the...
I didn't mean to forget. It just happened, again. My 11-year-old daughter was spending the night with her grandparents last week. And although I'd managed to get her medication filled, I hadn't remembered to go pick it up. So as...
I’ve read through the Harry Potter series at least a dozen times over the years. In fact, I just started my annual read-through early because quarantine is stressful and I needed some cheering up. (Normally, I wait until July...
A few days ago, I was talking to my younger brother on the phone. He’s the only person I have long phone conversations with. We usually chat about the everyday stuff of life -- cool finds at the grocery...
By now you have probably read many COVID-19 articles. The number of topics stemmed from this virus is overwhelming -- from the way the virus spreads, to how many are affected and dying, and even the economic repercussions our...
Pandemics like the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be scary for anyone, but when you are in your third trimester and approaching your due date, it adds an extra level of stress and worry. I am due toward the middle...

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