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Sabrina Lloyd

Blinded

What do you see when you see us? What do you see when you see someone? We make a narrative. Create a life. Fill in lines to a story we write, from our perspective, from our vantage point, clothing the person, the persons in our garments, to fit our own story of how life works.

Heard too many times in Rome: “Oh, is that your daughter? That your son? Are you one of those women who couldn’t get pregnant so you adopted and then you had a miracle pregnancy?” READ MORE

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  • Life by the Cup

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    Jennifer Lizza

    10 Things That Will Change After You Have Kids

    Kids change everything.  No, really. They change everything.  There are many things they change for the better. So before you get all bent out of shape and say I don’t appreciate my beautiful children read this: A Letter to My Boys and then maybe this: No One Ever Said It Would Be Easy. See I do. I love every ounce of my two boys but let’s be honest they change things and there are some things that will never quite be the same. READ MORE

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    “Touch the cow. DO IT NOW.” 1. This touchy-feely book, which got a bit creepy. Twitter: @robbiereviews 2. This chilling instruction. Twitter: @asmitter (The Swedish for goat is get, and killing means kid.) 3. This word boo...

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    “The threads”, yells Bug in a blood curdling scream.

    “The threads, they’re hurting my toes!”

    Here we are: another rainy day rushing out of the house and another fight with Bug over which socks are the most comfortable with his rain boots. Tomorrow it will be which socks go with his gym sneakers and I’ll get to hear “the threads, the threads” all over again. READ MORE

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