The Kids are Alright.

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For the first few years that we lived in our last rental home, we totally assumed that we were going to buy it when the time came. The landlord made it clear that he would be willing to sell it to us if we were ever interested, and though it was too small and in need of major renovations, we assumed we wanted to stay put and take it on one fine day. But all of that began to change when my oldest son started...

About Gina

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Gina Crosley-Corcoran - writer, doula, childbirth educator, activist, and mother of 3 littles. Used to play in a famous rock band. Now earning a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health.
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Empty Boxes, Heavy Heart.

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So, we’re moving. Supposedly. I mean, that’s the plan. We have a house. We put a offer on one, had our inspection, negotiated repairs, and are officially moving forward. We have loan approval (conditionally, ya know, as long as we sign all the right papers) and our closing date is on track for December 15th. In the mind of our...

Two Thanksgiving Recipes Your Family Will Go Nuts For

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Alright, you guys know I’m not a food blogger so this is not going to be all professional and whatnot. This is just me telling you that I make two thanksgiving dishes that the people in my life go totally nuts for. Y’all know that I’m not much of a domestic goddess and I never aspire to be, so these...

The Things You’ve Seen Me Through…

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It’s hard to feel like “The Feminist Breeder” when I’m done breeding and most of the time I’m too busy/overwhelmed to let myself get my feminist panties in a bunch over some misogynistic bullshit. Mostly all I talk about anymore is stuff going on in my life. MY life. Not the life of feminists or breeders. But my very own...

How Credit Report Monitoring Became My New Favorite Thing.

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10 years ago I had nothing to my name except for bad credit. If you pulled my credit report, it showed only collections from utilities or medical bills that I was too broke to pay. Then there was that Bally’s membership that I canceled but still got billed for (those credit-ruining parasitic motherfuckers.) Thankfully, I married a man who had...

May 8th, 2015: The End of My 10-Year Journey Through Higher Education

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January 10th, 2005. That was the day that I began this journey. That was the day that I sat down in my first college class ever, at the ripe old age of 26 years old. HH and I had been dating for just a few months. I earned my GED two years earlier and was just biding my time until...

I Am Not Cut Out for House Shopping

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m4s0n501 It’s not like I ever thought that shopping for a house would be easy. I didn’t wake up one day and say, “You know what would be simple and fun? Trying to buy an entire house!” I didn’t assume that finding a house or qualifying a loan would be as simple as dropping into Target for some more shampoo....

I Can’t “Contain” Myself

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I’ll tell you a little something and some of you might be like, “LOL, WHUT. You are insane.” Well. Maybe most of you will say that. It sorta feels insane. Even I can admit that. Or maybe you’ll be like, “No, that makes perfect sense.” It sorta feels that way, too. I’m at a crossroads where I can either take...