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Grace Beekman
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Just a poor, married, graduate student living on love and Hamburger Helper in the heart of Minneapolis.
Just a poor, married, graduate student living on love and Hamburger Helper in the heart of Minneapolis.

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Darrin and I spontaneously decided to turn what was supposed to be a quick trip to the downtown FedEx into a semi-fancy lunch date at Basil’s, a charming little restaurant with a balcony that overlooks the hustle and bustle of the IDS Tower and the…

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I wasn’t a stranger to the maternity clothing section before I was pregnant. I mean, maternity clothes are made to be comfortable, stretchy, and soft, so my mind would always translate the section of the store marked “Maternity” to “Clothes That Look Cute…

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This pregnancy has done wonders for my ability to grow and strengthen my fingernails. WONDERS. I don’t think my nails have ever been this long since, well…as a 90’s high school girl chomping on bubblegum and twirling her high pony tail would say, “LIKE,…

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Today is THEE DAY, my friends. My last official day as a graduate student pursuing my master’s degree in English Literature. Tonight I’ll defend the thesis project that I’ve spent the past year preparing for and the last semester writing. The thesis that…

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Darrin and I wondered down and around the Stone Arch Bridge yesterday afternoon right before a downpour of rain drenched Minneapolis and every poor walker or jogger who had gambled that the weather’s brief moment of sunshine was going to last a bit longer…

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Now that the sun has started to grace Minneapolis with her presence, she’s been annoyingly exposing the thick layers of dust that I’ve purposefully neglected to clean throughout our apartment. A decision that was often accompanied by a “who cares if you…

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Gripping my stomach in blog pictures is apparently the “new norm” around here, partly to show off the ever-growing bump but mostly to remind myself that yes, I am growing a baby and no, carrot cake does not count as a healthy vegetable option for baby’s…

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Yesterday we had our first trip to the doctor’s office that didn’t involve any poking or prodding or blood drawing or pants dropping or any other procedural method that needed to be explained to me before it was performed. Our first “normal” checkup. And…

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It’s a darn good thing they tell you to sleep on your side throughout pregnancy because the nausea I felt throughout my first trimester completely eliminated any other sleeping position. Head propped on a pillow. Knees bent. With my arms cradling another…

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The past few days here in Minneapolis have been chilly and rainy, but I can’t complain because 1) April showers > April snowfalls. always. and 2) Darrin and I take the rain pretty personally. Nearly all of our relationship’s “major moments” have been…
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