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Anthropological Musings

What’s wrong with being insecure?

I remember in tenth grade, my closest friend at the time accused me of "caring way too much what others thought" of me. She phrased it as the worst thing in the world, akin to bullying or spreading vicious lies... Continue Reading →

Hubris; is this the new norm?

I am no goody-goody but there is one thing I've learned from my parents over time - the simple grace of humility; that is, to NOT brag about your accomplishments (unless you are in a job interview, although there is... Continue Reading →

Awkward playdates and the world of post mommy friendships

No one told me before I had kids just how strangely isolating the experience can be. I really thought that once my delivery was done I'd simply fall in love with my kid (I did but not right away) and... Continue Reading →

A little thing called race

I avoided talking about this for long enough but it's no longer avoidable given what's going on in Trump-landia. I really wish everyone would stop kumbaya-ing the conversation about race away and pretending that we all just are the same... Continue Reading →

Is it all worth it?

Every woman and their mother these days in this blessed era of post feminism is speaking and writing about "having it all" and "why women still can't have it all" and "leaning in" and "why you shouldn't lean in too far". But... Continue Reading →

Purgatory is a children’s museum on earth

The time has come for the dreaded museum outing. But alas this is not just any museum outing. This is a children's museum in a large city on a long weekend. As I get surrounded by screaming kids and grumpy... Continue Reading →

Girls behaving badly

It all really does start around age 5 doesn't it? The whispering, snickering, eye rolling. If babies are truly born with a blank slate, where do girls learn this bad behavior from? The other day, my little angel ignored a... Continue Reading →

All the world’s a stage

Re: the title, sounds a little pretentious I know quoting Shakespeare but I truly do love all those plays I studied in English class and look for any opportunity to show off my knowledge of them and thought it fitting... Continue Reading →

Frenemies, sycophants, and hangers-on

I read an article by Gwyneth Paltrow (or Gwinnie as I like to call her) on her GOOP site a few years ago where she talked about a frenemy and how something “unfortunate and humiliating” happened to her and how... Continue Reading →

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