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About parentwin

Parent of twins, blogger, writer and journalist. I write things. Sometimes people even read them.

Journalism isn’t dead…it’s a zombie

My mom just sent me an email that listed journalism as one of the worst three jobs. Ever. Like, there’s no quantifier in there. Just one of the worst three jobs. This is by Daily Briefing, who uses Bureau of Labor statistics … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day Controversy

So, Tuesday was equal pay day. For those of you who somehow don’t know about this, it represents the day women have to work up to before they’ve made as much as men made the previous year.At 77 cents to the … Continue reading

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How to Be Okay with Yourself

We are all broken. But we are all beautiful. And no one in the world is better than you are. Who you are, right now, in this very moment, as you read this, is beautiful. You belong here. And you … Continue reading

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Important Things My Kids Say

If you’ve been around for more than five minutes,you probably know I’m pretty straightforward. My best friend of 26 years would tell you that, a new friend I just made last week would tell you that. And they’d both be … Continue reading

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Disney Cage Match: Brave vs. Tangled vs. Frozen

Yesterday, on Facebook, I found out just how serious we all are about our modern Disney movies. While the older cartoons get ALL of the free passes, our developing society now requires more social conscience in our films, and we … Continue reading

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Things I did wrong today

I do a lot of things wrong every single day, as a parent and a person. Lest you think my days ever go any different, I thought I’d break this one down for you. AHEM. Things I did wrong today: … Continue reading

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12 Things Feminists Still Have To Deal With

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What They Don’t Tell You About Anxiety

When “demons” are depicted in scripts or drawings, they tend to follow the same trope. You’ve got your protagonist, seemingly fine, walking along, and following her, there are these entities. Sometimes these are actually drawn beings to personalize the “demons”, … Continue reading

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Maria Kang Redux

Guys, I’m so sick of us. Aren’t you sick of us? Here we write, day in and day out. Someone writes one thing, another person disagrees with it and writes his or her response, then another, then another ad nauseum. … Continue reading

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It Is Not Your Business What Other People Spend Their Tax Returns On

I’m constantly telling my twins, “look, when you give something away, it’s no longer yours. It belongs to the person you gave it to, and you should be happy you were able to make them so happy.” Sharing is a … Continue reading

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