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Finding Freedom in Unfollowing

Whether you’re parenting pre-teens who are navigating the Pandora’s box of opinions and ideas on social media, or you’re frustrated with your girlfriend over-posting about her new side gig, you might be surprised by the freedom you’ll feel when you choose to (breathe) unfollow.  Sure you may have 1,000 “friends” on Facebook. The problem is […]

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Don’t Stop Inviting Moms

I am back in the bleary blurry days of early babyhood. My second baby is 4 months old. He’s a milk monster. I spend a lot of time scrolling the internet in the middle of the night. Recently, in my scrolling social media, I read between the lines and deduced one friend was planning a party […]

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The Mother of all Friendship

I lived in a new state of insanity as a new mom. I’ve felt crazy before, but this was on another level. Sleep deprivation combined with so much uncertainty, anxiety, and a responsibility to keep my tiny, perfect human alive left me spinning for the first month or so. I didn’t have time to think […]

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I Want a 1950s Friendship

 I did it. I decided to stop using Facebook for in-town friendships.  If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a lot like me. We meet people and one of you says, “Oh, are you on Facebook? Let’s be friends.”  No. More. That ends for me now. And here’s why: I am disgusted by how much […]

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Long Distance Friendships

Part of the allure of living in Flagstaff is that most of us are transplants to this lovely mountain town; but the downside of that fact is that it means we have all left wonderful friendships behind in other cities.  I won’t lie, I cherish my friends from college and adulthood so very much, but […]

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YOU are my Why

Ever since I was in High School, I was one of those people who had a ton of acquaintances – but only a few close friends.  That trend followed me into my college and through post-college life.  My two best friends moved across the country finally landing in Wisconsin and New Hampshire; which was fine because […]

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