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Kate Friend
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Freelance writer, knitter, mom
Freelance writer, knitter, mom

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The Gratitude Project: September in July
It's pouring down rain outside, and inside it's cozy. It's pumpkin spice latte weather in July. I have a steaming mug of coffee next to me and I'm wrapped up in a blanket on my couch. My inbox has more work than I can do and my fingers are ready to get typing.

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Reasons my two year old might be crying
Reasons my two year old might be crying: I buckled her car seat. Her brother is talking to her. Her brother is looking at her. She's not a kitty cat.

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It's all a matter of perspective
Gratitude changes the way you see the world. I've been doing a Gratitude Project for a few months now, finding things to be grateful for. Sometimes it's hard to be grateful. Sometimes I just plain forget. Sometimes the best I can do is "I'm alive," and some...

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Equality for our children, equality for all
This conversation happened yesterday: Me: "Heidi, something very important happened today. Now you are free to love anyone you want. You can marry a girl or a boy." Heidi: "I don't wanna marry a girl or a boy. I wanna marry a prince." Ion: "I wanna marry a ...

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The Gluten-Depression Link, or Why I Cried Over A Tricycle This Morning
There's a lot of information out there that links depression with gluten sensitivity . Now I'm not a doctor, or a scientist, though I've got some friends who have mad microscope skills, so I generally go with what Doctor Google tells me when I have health-r...

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The world is getting younger
When I was in college, I remember laughing about how the freshmen got younger each year. Every September the babyfaced little newbies would take over the campus. Every year it was a shock. But I've been out of the whole school thing for a while. My peers ha...

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Bedtime 2
One baby snores in the bed next to me while the other snores in her crib across the room. The northernmost fringes of Tropical Storm Bill drum on the window. I'm sipping green tea with a generous helping of coconut sugar. The dim light from my laptop screen...

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Facebook Withdrawal *twitch twitch*
I noticed that I was starting to exhibit some addictive behaviors regarding Facebook, so I decided to quit. Again. Only this time I didn't delete everything because I really regret that I did that last time. So I just put my goodbye note up, asked my dear h...

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Magical Orange Vinegar Cleaner
I am always and forever chasing my kids away from the cleaning chemicals. I am also always and forever scrubbing up the messes my kids make, because sticky. We've also been buying a lot of oranges recently. So I've been soaking the orange peels in vinegar, ...
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