Category Archives: Single Parenting while in Graduate School

Good Vibrations Interview Crosspost!

Originally Posted on July 31st, 2012 at http://goodvibesblog.com/the-sex-positive-parent-a-new-resource-from-airial-clark/ The Sex-Positive Parent: A New Resource from Airial Clark by Dr. Charlie Glickman   At Good Vibrations, we know how important sex education is. And we also know how hard parents work to juggle protecting kids from information that they aren’t ready for while also giving them what […]

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The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen.

The woman I was 10 years ago can finally exhale. She can close her eyes and trust the woman I am now to take over. I have a new set of tools. I am armed with a new set of experiences. I have new goals to lock my sight on. I have accomplished everything I […]

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Almost done

I’ve been wearing the same jeans and hoodie for about 2 weeks now. I’ve washed them more times than is good for the fabric but I remember to always put them in the machine inside out. I’m spending way too much time online. Seems like I can’t go more than a few hours without needing […]

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Cookin in the kitchen with Shilo

You know you know the song, just hum along. Spent the day in Shilo’s kitchen, I baked and she made port wine jelly. We strategized and mission statemented and bounced ideas back and forth all while sipping coffee spiked with Bailey’s. If you’ve never had the experience of discussing the erotic documentation of under-represented sexuality […]

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Cluck You and uh Cluck her too.

If you haven’t seen the Muppet Movie, you’ll miss the reference. But if you loved the Cee-Lo Green song as much as I did, you’ll get it without having had to see the movie. I like being distracted just as much as I like being a distraction… and yeah, right now, there’s not much of […]

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Filling out my FAFSA was like filing for divorce.

I got my confirmation of graduation in the mail today. Instant flashback: Ten years ago my boyfriend came home from work and found me teaching our two sons how to read, and was seriously upset with me. At the time, C was 9 moths old and E was just over 2. They are 15 months […]

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Why you so serious, sexy?

I’ve inherited one helluva of a scowl. I get it from my father, who got it from his father, who got it from his mother. And I’ve passed it down to my younger son. My older son takes after my mom’s side. When he’s serious his barely there blonde eyebrows lift higher, like they’re going […]

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The Power of Showing Up

“Mom, do me a favor and don’t ever just give up, ok?” “Ok, giving up isn’t really my thing…” “Yeah, I know. I know it’s hard right now with school and things.” “Thanks, E. Are you worried I’m going to give up?” “No, maybe, I dunno. It’s good that you’re asking for support, I like […]

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Things Unsaid

I am having a moment. Fuck. I’m transcribing the interviews from my thesis fieldwork, and while there is a lot of words to capture, there are also a lot of silences. It’s interesting to me, that when the person is speaking and their thoughts are flowing, I can hear myself in the audio making little […]

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Remembering where I came from…

I saw this today on Workisnotajob.com: One Spring night in 2008 I lay in bed, eyes shut tight against the persistent voice in my mind growling at me. The chatter grew from a whisper to a roar when I finally gave up on sleep, opened my eyes and turned on the light. This is what […]

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