I can still see us, sitting in a circle in a living room. I think it was my living room, but it could’ve been someone else’s. We had just begun […]


I took a bite, paused, and then said it out loud. One of my dearest friends left me behind and our present relationship hangs on by social media threads. She is […]


Mentor. When you hear that word, what do you think of? Perhaps right away a certain person pops into your head. Or maybe you get a panicky feeling and start […]

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We have heard from so many of you about how much you adore the Words Matter Art Prints, and we are SO EXCITED to tell you about the Buy Two, […]


Should I be honest? I wondered. What if I start crying? What if she doesn’t really have time to listen? What if she’s just asking to be nice?  I could […]


In my small hometown, the 4th of July was a big deal. Baby parades. Talent shows. Carnival games. Soft pretzels. And fireworks that ended with a sparkling American flag, while […]

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It’s the weekend we anticipate all year. It’s a hashtag, the reason for some of the best Twitter parties, and a cause for celebration. It’s a gathering of women world-wide, […]


A few months shy of seven years ago my husband accepted a tenure-track professorship with a small college in South Carolina. The news finalized a decision that had already been […]