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“Quirky and poignant, Girlish is equal parts jaunty and heartbreaking as Lillibridge turns her keen eye and brilliant prose toward an unconventional childhood and her attempts to navigate the tricky waters and mixed messages about what it means to be female in a family and culture that veer wildly between openness, secrecy, and shame. ”
—Sonja Livingston, author of Ghostbread

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Failing at Cat Motivation

Wed Jul 12 2017

I'm no better at getting my cat to do his job than I am in getting my children to do their chores. Read more »


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I Don't Get a Break From My Kids

Tue Jul 11 2017

I don’t really enjoy my kids being gone, particularly on ten-day vacations, like they are this week. Read more »


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An Atheist Talks to Her Children About Death

Sun Jul 09 2017

Once I had kids of my own, I struggled with what to teach them about God. View at crabfatmagazine »


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4th of July as a Single Parent

Tue Jul 04 2017

We were supposed to alternate holidays every year, but I had a strategy of being agreeable. When my ex asked to have them on the 4th of July two years in a row, I said yes, because I knew I would want a favor in return one day. View at huffingtonpost »


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I Love My Broken-Eyed Son

Mon Jul 03 2017

Who knew that a baseball to the mouth could cause a concussion? Read more »


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Book Review: QueerSpawn in Love by Kellen Anne Kaiser

Sun Jul 02 2017

Even though we are both queerspawn, Kaiser’s family makes my parents look like amateurs. View at huffingtonpost »


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On Cleaning: Oh, Mom, I Get It Now

Tue Jun 20 2017

I understand why my mother gave up. Read more »


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Book Review: Dad #1, Dad #2: A Queerspawn View From the Closet

Mon Jun 19 2017

Book review of a memoir about growing up with two dads and a mom in Boise, Idaho. Read more »


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Saying Farewell to the Tooth Fairy

Thu Jun 15 2017

The Tooth Fairy was the latest casualty in our household. View at huffingtonpost »


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Wait, Don't Ride Off Quite So Quickly!

Tue Jun 13 2017

I turned around, and my big kid became a tween. Read more »


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Are We Too Stable? Conflict Role Modeling After Divorce

Thu Jun 01 2017

The nature of shared parenting allows us to do all our fighting when the kids aren’t home.  The boys have never seen us fight. This feels unnatural. Read more »


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Freudian Lawn Job

Mon May 29 2017

I feel like there is a great metaphor in here somewhere—a reason for my purely accidental yet consistent egregious behavior. Read more »


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