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Kids Loves

Things I don’t expect of my young toddler

July 25, 2018

My son’s big phrases right now are “no, self!” (I want to do it myself) and “not yours, mine!” This perfectly demonstrates where he is in life; he’s learning that he’s a separate human being, and he’s figuring out what that means and how …


Culture Self

Women’s Illness, Medical Bias, and Self-Gaslighting

July 23, 2018

It’s hard for me to admit, but for a very long time “not experiencing acute pain or illness” has been my definition of a good day. I feel knee-jerk embarrassment admitting to feeling unwell so often. Despite this, I have very rarely gone to …


Beauty & Style Self

How I Did It: Creating a Personal Style Guide

July 20, 2018

I remember going clothes shopping over a decade ago, with a very picky and style-oriented friend, and they ran around the store, picking up tops and scarves and holding them up to my face. As I tried clothes on, they evaluated the drape of …



Culture Self

Hey Jillian Around the Internet: A Round Up

July 19, 2018

I know, I know, two round up posts in one week. That wasn’t the plan, I spent the day in urgent care dealing with some weird health issues, but I didn’t want to let that stop me from publishing my post for today. I …


Culture Self

We’re on the Road to Nowhere

July 17, 2018

Often when I’ve got something on my mind, I get writer’s block until I just write about it. So here we are. As I’ve been working through my July challenge to publish a blog post every weekday, I’ve been thinking a lot about what …