FOD-What?

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I am one of those people who can eat pretty much anything. That doesn't mean I like everything. Corn on the cob is not my thing no matter how often other people urge me to give it a try. I have. It doesn't do much for me. I am somehow managing to … [Read more ...]

Poem of the Month: Poetry Class

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Last month I shared how I have recently returned to poetry. I haven't slowed down - so far I've written more than 50 poems. Many of them are not fit for public consumption, but I have written enough that are and I'd like to share some of them. And … [Read more ...]

Dabbling in Extra-Curricular Activities

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I am good at starting things. In fact, I love starting things. I have always been what you would call a joiner. When I'm in class now I'm always the first person to raise my hand. I volunteer. I say yes often. I am also good at keeping things … [Read more ...]

Podcast: Keeping it Spicy While Trying to Get Pregnant

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You guys! It's been more than a year since I recorded a podcast. In fact, if you conceived a child on the date of my last podcast, that child would be sitting up and eating solid food by now. Which might seem like a random piece of trivia but it … [Read more ...]

My Life in Numbers

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Well, hello there. How are you? I feel like there's a lot going on in my life that I haven't updated here. The hunt for a new vehicle to replace the Silver Bullet. My continuing obsession with poetry. My journey towards becoming a math teacher. My … [Read more ...]

On Returning to Poetry

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I have been writing poetry. This is something I used to do as an angst-ridden 12 and 13 year old. I generated overly obvious rhymes and hit myself over the head with my own hopes and fears. I remember sitting down with pen and paper while I was … [Read more ...]

Hannah + 10 years and 12 days

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There were a few things that I gave up when I became a mother: Bathroom privacy Adequate sleep The ability to leave the house in less than three minutes A rigid adherence to schedules It should come as no surprise, then, that I'm … [Read more ...]