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March 8th is International Women’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the many accomplishments of women worldwide, honor the sacrifice, and recognize the firsts, so many firsts.  As a child, it is difficult to see yourself doing something no...
Let me preface this by saying I do not regularly watch The View so my opinion of Meghan McCain - co-host, an outspoken conservative, and daughter of late statesman John McCain - is based almost entirely on viral clips...

Our Communal Failure

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January 6th, 2021, will be one of the defining days of our generation.  I have spent more time in the Capitol Building halls than most because I  spent a fall semester in college working as an intern for Richard...
Election season is somewhat like a holiday for me, a long and visceral one, but a holiday nonetheless. I know not everyone feels this way between the hateful ads, the constant debates, and the loops on the news. Most...
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, I think we can all agree that the cultural climate around politics has become absolutely torturous in this country. I have felt rage, helplessness, and hopelessness on a near-daily basis...
It is the day after the girl icon, Ruther Bader Ginsburg, passed away. Ever since I chose to write about International Day of the Girl, I struggled with what I wanted to say. As I sit at my kitchen...
I remember the first time I saw a picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in my fifth grade social studies book. You couldn't miss her and she stood out like a sore thumb while surrounded by mostly (basically all) men....
While things like school closures, uncertainty with jobs, canceled vacations, and isolation have been tough this year– my biggest struggle has been watching how our society has responded. And when social media is a big part of my job,...
Unpopular opinion: Quarantine hasn't been that hard on me. Please don't think I'm making light of Covid-19. I'm not. I am devastated by the loss of life and the loss of livelihood in our communities. What I'm saying is that...
I've been thinking lately, dreaming really, about the distant future. When my chest gets tight, when this all feels like too much, I think about a time far from now when we'll look back on the COVID-19 crisis as...
On Saturday, as I stretched on my living room floor, my one-year-old daughter, in her effort to participate, stepped on my neck. Her tiny toddler foot was only there for a fraction of a second, but I immediately felt...

The Human Connection

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It’s been weeks, no, months, since most of us have been close to humans other than our families. This is for a good reason, obviously. But many of us miss connecting with humans in person instead of a screen,...
With the primary election just over a week away, you may be sick of hearing about it, excited, or even wondering “what’s all the fuss?”  Whether or not things went your way in 2016, I think many of us are...
When COVID-19 started spreading from China to the United States in mid-February, I’ll be the first to admit was 100% unbothered by the prospect of it affecting my family or me. I distinctly remember a vivid conversation over dinner...

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See Circle City: Indianapolis Moms Guide to Donuts

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Happy Donut Day! On the first Friday of June, we all scream for donuts in honor of this sweet holiday! Donut Day was first...
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