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Embracing the Basic: My Utterly Instagramable Bridal Events

There are very few times is a girl’s life, when it is acceptable for her to embrace all things Basic.  21st birthdays, Dirty Thirty birthdays,  and bridal events- all appropriate times to embrace one’s God-given talent for being entirely, apologetically basic. Capitol B. I’m talking, nails done, face caked, champagne glass in one hand, iced… Continue reading Embracing the Basic: My Utterly Instagramable Bridal Events

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Farewell, Nanny Jackie: leaving my job of 4 years

Last week, my job of nearly 4 years ended.  I’ve been a nanny for roughly six years, and when I was hired on with the Moran family I knew it was going to be a great fit.  The girls, Ryan and Megan, were both in middle school when I was hired, and I remember being surprised… Continue reading Farewell, Nanny Jackie: leaving my job of 4 years

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Why I Celebrate International Womens Day

Why I celebrate ‪#‎internationalwomensday‬ : Because I live in a society which flaunts it’s acceptance of gender inequalities in my face. Because Kylie Jenner is idolized by more teen girls than Malala Yousafzai is. Because Facebook floods my feed with the hashtag, whilst turning a blind eye to the countless cases of sexual harassment passing… Continue reading Why I Celebrate International Womens Day

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Book Talk: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

With the recent passing of great American novelist Harper Lee, I thought it appropriate to share my thoughts on her most recently published work: Go Set a Watchman.  Harper Lee was massively influential to me, as a young reader (To Kill a Mockingbird rocked my socks in ninth grade) and I am forever grateful for her storytelling.… Continue reading Book Talk: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee