My boyfriend broke up with me on Christmas.

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! My boyfriend and I had a perfect Christmas with a Venezuelan meal, a fire pit, and dancing.  But that night, he broke up with me; maybe he was grieving his former life with his ex and kids.  I haven’t dated since and have embraced my independence while […]

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I was a child bride. It’s time to stop teaching young girls to stay sweet.

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! I was a child bride. It’s time to stop teaching young girls to stay sweet. Like the young girls in Netflix’s #2 trending true-crime docuseries, Keep Sweet: Pray and Obeyabout Warren Jeffs’ Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), I also grew up in a […]

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I’ve Worn This $8 Bra for 27 Years

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! When I gave birth to my first son 27 years ago, the hospital’s lactation consultant recommended Fruit of the Loom’s Beyondsoft Front Closure Cotton Bra. I was 22, and my husband and I were struggling financially, so I was happy to learn I could pick up the […]

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“Just Show Up”: Adiba Nelson Talks About AIN’T THAT A MOTHER with Tamara MC

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! Adiba Nelson’s hilarious, heartbreaking, and bold debut memoir Ain’t that a Mother: Postpartum, Palsy, and Everything in Between (Blackstone, 2022) explores the cavernous lows of postpartum depression, the joys and challenges of raising a daughter with high medical needs, the naughtiness of burlesque dancing, and all the messiness in […]

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I Moved into a Trailer Park as an Empty Nester — And I Love It

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! I had two kids in high school and a beautiful house on a hill when I got divorced more than a decade ago. Because I couldn’t afford the mortgage, I was forced to foreclose on our home.    I rented a nice apartment afterward, but I had trouble affording it […]

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