Coming Into My Own

Welcome to the twenty-third day of Blogmas with Sara Laughed, where I’m blogging every day ’til Christmas Day. Head over to my Blogmas calendar to see the full collection, or click on the gift tag below! I’m not an especially confident person. If you’ve been reading this blog for a few years, then you’re familiar with my

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Happy Holidays from Ken and Sara: Our Christmas Card

Welcome to the fifteenth day of Blogmas with Sara Laughed, where I’m blogging every day ’til Christmas Day. Head over to my Blogmas calendar to see the full collection, or click on the gift tag below! Today’s post is short and sweet: I just wanted to share Ken’s and my holiday card this year. We’re doing a

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Bread for Kristen

When I grieve, I bake bread. I wasn’t raised in a family that loved baking; the recipes I know, I learned from articles I found online. As such, I’m not really sure when I figured out the therapeutic role of making and kneading dough. But the last few years have put me through some hard

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Damn the Torpedoes: For Kristen

In the days after Ken’s diagnosis, I was awash with grief. I’m someone who is always trying to do things. So I did. I helped Ken cut up his food when his hands struggled to hold a knife; I tied his shoes for him when his fingers couldn’t grasp the laces; I made a map with

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Date With Myself

I don’t like to be alone. Back in college, I did all my work in common spaces, so that whether I was focusing on a paper or studying for an exam, I could do it around other people. I loved my dorm community, where I spent every dinner, every evening, every weekend surrounded by friends.

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