The Confidant

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Friendships That Flourish

Best friends. Everyone wants one. We want soul sisters or brothers from other mothers and “Married to my best friend” is a popular decorative on Instagram bios. Oh, to have…

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Embracing The Interim

As a child I imagined adulthood almost as if it were a destination, believing that once I got there I would have the dream job, the dream husband, and the…

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I Forgot How To Make Friends

At 30 years old I moved across the Atlantic — away from family and friends and driving on the right side of the road — to London, England. You might…

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The Quiet Gifts Of Distance

Airports have come to mean an awful lot to me. College was the impetus for a stage in which highs and lows were marked by arrivals and departures. Before we…

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How To Graciously Wait In Line

With social media crowding our field of vision, it’s easy to miss what is right in front of us at times: real human beings. We care so much about feeling…

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Our Only Piece Of Candy

I have a picture stuck in my head. It’s a picture of a sweet little boy who ran to my son and gave him a piece of candy. Nothing particularly…

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Coping With Family Conflict

As one of nine children, I’m never short of a sister to call for advice or a brother to hang out with when I’m bored. There are several other perks…