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You don’t need to break the bank to host a dream wedding. I did it for $780.

September 7, 2018

(Originally published in The Washington Post) I proposed to my boyfriend over email. Actually, he was just cc’d on the email, which was directed to his parents and mine. “Theoretically, would you be available to come to D.C. for a wedding on Sept. 24?” it read. Moments after hitting “send,” my phone rang. “Congratulations!” my […]

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Are we drifting toward marriage or farther away?

December 31, 2015

I’ve been thinking about maybe getting married. I’ve been with my boyfriend for eight years, and I figured: Hey, may as well round that up to forever, right? When I suggested this to my boyfriend, Steve, he shrugged. “Sure,” he said. “Why not?” This romantic exchange happened while we were driving to West Virginia to […]

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Let me introduce you to my imaginary children

December 30, 2015

I have three musically gifted children. At least, that’s what I told the lady sitting behind me at an orchestra performance I recently attended. I went with my friend and her 3-year-old, and we were bopping along to the music in our seats. After a series of pointed huffs and sighs, a stern-looking woman tapped […]

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Is side-boob appropriate office attire?

December 27, 2015

It’s embarrassing when your office manager asks you to please wear a bra to work. It’s even worse when that message is delivered to you via telephone — as in, the game “telephone,” where the manager tells your cubicle-mate who tells the receptionist, who gives the message to your best friend. I know most women […]

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