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Momsicle · 2M ago

Why I’m Lowering Expectations for Myself in 2017

You know what? I did it. That thing where you meet the new year with renewed hope and a few semi-ambitious expectations. Okay, they were ambitious—and fueled by reading inspirational Medium ...
Momsicle · 3M ago

How I Became an Art Thief. Victim: PDX Artist Anya Roberts-Toney

Art thievery is not something I figured I would stoop to in my mid-thirties. But I have three kids, so there’s not much that’s below me at this point. This is PDX artist Anya Roberts-Toney. ...
Momsicle · 3M ago

What Is Keeping You Up at Night Post-election?

Last week I was doing that let’s-see-what-happens thing combined with reading more from people of color on how white people can be better allies. I’ve also been checking in at Breitbart and ...
Momsicle · 3M ago

Five Books from the Feminist Christian’s Bookshelf

Lately, as the Internet lashed out at me with side-eyed judgment from all angles — I’m not liberal enough, I’m not listening enough, I’m not politically active enough — I’ve found shelter ag...
Momsicle · 4M ago

I Liked Trump’s Victory Speech. Then I Couldn’t Get Out of Bed in the Morning.

Did you listen to Trump’s victory speech? I did. And it calmed me down. It came after three rounds of crying. There was the quick, visceral cry after Iowa got called. Iowa wasn’t a swing sta...
Momsicle · 4M ago

Church, Hillary, and One Important Thing I Have in Common with Many Trump Supporters

I’ve been very grumpy the past week. Quick to snap, late to calm. One morning, walking K-Pants to school, I charged at a minivan as it passed the school bus on the left, and then I told off ...
Momsicle · 4M ago

All That Good Stuff Going On #WAHM #freelancelife

In the spring, as the days were getting longer, I wrote about re-orienting from being a stay-at-home-mom to a work-at-home writer and editor (here). It’s fall, and the darkness is slowly tak...
Momsicle · 5M ago

The Two Mistakes Hillary Clinton Made on Women’s Rights in Wednesday’s Debate

I watched the debate. I hope that on Saturday when Kate McKinnon comes out as Hillary, in that awesome ivory pantsuit, her first line is, “Look, Bill, my wedding dress still fits!” SNL, are ...
Momsicle · 5M ago

Why I’m Grateful to Donald Trump About Sexual Assault

When I was in my twenties, I was on a flight home to Phoenix from Portland. I was in the middle seat, next to a guy about my age. Then a man in his 40s or 50s got on board … Continue reading...
Momsicle · 5M ago

The Little Surrealist and His Poet Mentor Collaborate

Emojis are Boy Woww’s jam. And Red Hots, and the imaginary friends crew. He plays soccer for the snacks. He calls headphones, “the listeners.” He’s the half-sized Most Interesting Man in the...