Category Archives: background

Lead is a Really Big Problem

There is no safe level of lead. And yet companies are allowed to do their own testing and reporting in regards to levels of lead in their products. The consumer safety measures that are in place are not enough, in … Continue reading

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10 Years!

Ten years ago I started this blog as a place to chronicle my journey to becoming a single parent by choice. I remember sitting on my bed in my room in the house I shared with others while I chose … Continue reading

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The Meaning of This

I want to write. It feels good and helps me process things. I just don’t know what to write about or how to really get back on here and make it consistent in a way that works for me. I … Continue reading

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YouTube Update

After getting diagnosed with Chiari Malformation in November of 2019, I started a YouTube channel. It’s called Brain Squeeze! I was searching for firsthand experiences on there and there just weren’t many. Because my surgery was postponed twice, there are … Continue reading

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Coming Out-iversary

The only significant thing about today’s holiday is that 20 years ago at my first high school’s Valentine’s dance I had an epiphany. To set the scene, I was supposed to be on crutches for my millionth sprained ankle and … Continue reading

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Talking to Myself

When I started this blog, almost 10 years ago, I did so as a place I could hash out my thoughts and ideas. I could have kept a private journal but figured maybe I would connect with other single parents … Continue reading

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Lead Poisoning is Real

I finally found a decent picture of the vintage army trunk that poisoned myself as a teen and my baby (now 7). I purchased it from a flea market to keep my records in and someone before me had painted … Continue reading

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This Post Is About My Hair

I haven’t shaved my head since before we moved in late October. Partly because I have been busy. Partly because the new place doesn’t have a working outlet in the bathroom. Partly because it’s cold in Michigan. Partly because leaning … Continue reading

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Diagnosis

I need to make this brief as it is late and I have a migraine. I need to stop avoiding this space and to just put it here, which makes it more real somehow. Last Thursday I finally saw a … Continue reading

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Tongue Tie: 5 Weeks Post Surgery

I began referring to it as surgery after a week of people not understanding the complexity of the procedure. Though I was awake with lots of numbing medication, it was very much an in office surgery with a long healing … Continue reading

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