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Rachel Pepple
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There's an organ in my office
Almost a year ago, I received a text message from my husband: "we're going to have an organ in our garage." Blink. Blink. Reread. Blinkblink. Thought: "Oh please God let it be a black market kidney." It wasn't. The organ to which my husband was referring wa...
There's an organ in my office
There's an organ in my office
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8 Things New Moms SHOULD Tell Their Boss After Maternity Leave
I recently read an article on LinkedIn titled “ 8 Things New Moms Wish They Could Tell Their Boss After Maternity Leave ” (in case it wasn't obvious from the link, you should also go read it, if only for context).  In the past, I’ve written about the challe...
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Some Thoughts on Daughters
My older daughter is almost four, and I have lost count the number of times that someone has told her how cute or pretty she is. It happens constantly. At the grocery store, at the playground, walking down the street. These people aren't wrong. She is prett...
Some Thoughts on Daughters
Some Thoughts on Daughters
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Avery Evelyn's Birth
A few days after my first daughter, Avery, was born, my wonderful doula sat on my couch and said: "Write it down. Write down the story of your daughter's birth, or you'll forget the details." It's been almost four years (where did the time go!) since that d...
Avery Evelyn's Birth
Avery Evelyn's Birth
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The Vehicular Miracle at Palm Springs
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Palm Springs, California, with my two children. My husband, Mark, was taking the California Bar Exam (long story, too much of a digression for this post), and I volunteered to fly alone with our two children, ages 3.75 years a...
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A little pregnancy rant
So here's the thing...I started this post sometime back in October, and then totally forgot that it existed. Why? Because pregnant. With that said, here's something that should have been committed to the internets several months ago. I've heard it said that...
A little pregnancy rant
A little pregnancy rant
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No Words
Yesterday, 59 people died in Las Vegas. Over 500 were injured. More deaths may still come. One gunman, with many high-powered rifles, standing at his window on the 32 floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, looking out over the glittering expanse of Las Vegas, the...
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No Words
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Can I please just crave a doughnut?
A couple of weeks ago, we finally made public the news that Baby #2 is on the way, due in December. After 6 long months of waiting, I now get to complain. Here's my litany of excuses for the most recent blog silence: (1) I'm pregnant (2) I'm tired (3) I hav...
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And so will the...cribbage?
I know I now start practically every blog post this way, but I'm sorry it's been so long. I have buckets of good excuses. I considered going into them, but I won't. Let me just tell you a funny story. Back in October 2016 (OMG, almost a year ago!), we were ...
And so will the...cribbage?
And so will the...cribbage?
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Pussyhat
Dear Women of the United States, thank you for today. Thank you for getting up, for standing up, for shouting up. For demanding visibility and acknowledgment. I was so, so proud to be a woman in America today, and these past few months it hasn't felt very g...
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Pussyhat
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