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7 Ways Pregnancy is Like Survivor

Because neither one is for the faint of heart… 1. People say inappropriate things to you “You know how that happens, right?” Nope. Please do enlighten me. 2. You spend weeks trying to hide a really big secret Nothing to see here. Just suddenly wearing lots of scarves and drapey cardigans and sweaters in 80 degree…… Continue reading 7 Ways Pregnancy is Like Survivor

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4 Surprising Things That Happen When You Move From a Cold Climate to a Warm One

I’m a Wisconsin girl at heart. Yes, I root for the Badgers and the Packers. Yes, I know all about cheese curds. Yes, I’ve experienced school cancellation because it was -30 degrees out. After spending my first twenty-four years in various parts of the Midwest, and then another four there following graduate school, the green,…… Continue reading 4 Surprising Things That Happen When You Move From a Cold Climate to a Warm One

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The Magical Land of Writing a Book

Jane Smiley used to ride at the same barn where I took a few lessons in my youth. You know, Pulitzer prize winner Jane Smiley, author of a dozen NY Times bestsellers? That Jane Smiley. I groupie-stalked her from afar. She looked so… normal. I’d never read one of her books–I still haven’t, to be honest–but I was…… Continue reading The Magical Land of Writing a Book

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10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest

Your costume had to fit over a snowsuit Those boots in my hubby’s costume above? Yeah, those are Sorrel snow boots. 2. Houses were far apart and yards were big, so you had to work hard for each piece of candy It was like 0.9 miles per mini Snickers. You basically had to eat all…… Continue reading 10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest