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Mommy, you love me?

My daughter has started asking, “Mommy, you love me?” like she’s just not sure.  She’s reaching the point where the words, “love you” are starting to mean something.   737 more words


Asian-American Poetry: Diana Chang

I could fill pages with my outrage at a white male poet posing as a Chinese women in order to benefit from attempts to listen to Asian-American voices — as if the entire world did not already listen long and well to white men. 538 more words


I Said Yes

This post also appeared on My Big Jesus!

As the mom to young kids, I say no a lot. I say no to everything from throwing food on the floor and drawing on the wall to hitting siblings and screaming in restaurants. 439 more words


On Saying No... and Too Much Yes

I… have a really bad habit of saying “No.” Sometimes I say it too much. Sometimes not enough for the wrong reasons… or maybe, what I’m trying to say is- I say Yes way too much. 633 more words


Just Do It

Anxiety stops us from doing things, often things that we really want to do but feel we can’t. Usually because we feel shy or out of our comfort zone and we feel like saying NO is the only option. 336 more words


what I'm reading

“…we are all walking repositories of buried treasure. I believe this is one of the oldest and most generous tricks the universe plays on us human beings, both for its own amusement and ours: the universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.”


You Say YES

The weather is frightful outside. You have just arrived home from a hard day at work, your feet are freezing, and your brain is fried. You collapse on the big cozy chair in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot tea and pick up a good book. 386 more words