An Open Letter to My Menstrual Cup

by Kristen King

I watched you for a long time before we got together. My friends kept saying I should meet you, that I’d love you, that afterward I’d have no idea how we’d existed apart for so long. I’ve been set up before, so I was reluctant. Skeptical. But I decided to give you a try. I […]

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Wanna Play the Shadow Game?

by Kristen King

They were running down the wide aisle of Target between home goods and groceries, screaming like banshees, when I turned to Jesse and said, “I don’t know why they’re so crazy today! I didn’t even give them cocaine.” (Note: I do not ever give my children illegal drugs. Please don’t call DCF.) “SHHHHH,” he hissed at […]

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Some Days Just Feel Endless

by Kristen King

The first word that came to mind when someone asked how my day was today was “relentless.” My day was relentless. From the moment the alarm went off in my freezing cold bedroom to right now, I have been counting down the moments for this day to end. I could have predicted this, but I […]

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And That’s Why We Don’t Talk About Other People’s Bodies

by Kristen King

You know that thing where kids just say adorable stuff all the time? Yeah. Mine don’t do that. They say funny things, sure. But mostly they just hurt my feelings. For instance, by following me into the bathroom despite my protests that I want to pee alone, and then adding insult to injury by telling […]

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Keep Dad Around — Let’s Talk about Testicular Cancer

by Kristen King

Testicular cancer is a topic I don’t particularly want to think about. Losing my husband to anything but especially to cancer is one of my greatest fears. Pretending these things don’t happen isn’t going to keep them from happening, but awareness can help us find them early when we can still do something about it. […]

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