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Recovering journalist who discovered a life outside of news leaves you time for things like getting angry, cooking and traveling. Plus, hopefully, writing. I’m a wife, dog mom and Washingtonian.


How did I never realize this before? The word “Thermometer” has “mom” smack in the middle of it. My entire life I’ve been so impressed by the superpower that is a mom determining a kid’s temperature using the back of their hands. I remember my mom doing it, and without fail she’d know when to…

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Black Bean Soup

It’s the first of the month, so of course I’m coming in hot with a virtuous recipe. Not only is it good for your waistline, but also your wallet. It is not, unfortunately, very pretty. Surprise! Why do I love so many gloppy, questionably colored soups?  This soup sort of works with any kind of…

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Assign It A Day and Move On

This is the least original cleaning advice ever, but it took me at least 10 years of being a “real grownup” before I tried following it. I wish I’d started doing this when I was 20, because I know for sure I’d have more money and be farther along in my career if I hadn’t…

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A Love Letter to My Home

Is anyone feeling that oh-my-overwhelming feel of late March and early April again? I felt joyful and optimistic yesterday watching the inauguration, but all the good political news didn’t take me out of my house, where I always am now, meal planning and sweeping, working and eating. Over and over. I think it’s the combination…

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