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2019 “Top nine”

I’ve always thought that looking at my Instagram “Top nine of X year” was silly, although my vanity has almost always won over just enough to make me check, but not post, the results. This year, however, I’m posting because aside from a photo of me and a burrata pizza, there seemed to be a […]

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Happy 1st Birthday, Pablo!

Today, our sweet baby puppy turns ONE YEAR OLD! I cannot contain my simultaneous excitement and sadness, watching our Pablo become a 70+lb furball. Although he hasn’t been with us for his first full year, he has certainly been a trip, and there have been days that it’s felt like he’s been with us for […]

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Maternity leave might be scarier than giving birth

Today, I told my boss that I was having a baby. She was happy for me, and offered advice and support. Despite all of this, however, I still felt like I was giving two weeks’ notice to a job I love and have dreamed about, without any safety net for the future, even though taking […]

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Oh shit…

  par·a·site /ˈperəˌsīt/ noun     An organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense. Oh god, I’m pregnant. I would be lying if I said that seeing those two lines didn’t completely freak me out. To be quite honest, I […]