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How to Fight for Your Health – and Battle Insurance Companies

I have always prided myself as an expert in getting through red tape. The past few weeks of changing insurance companies have been daunting, but…

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Inside the Mind of a Person with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)

By the time I open my eyes my husband has already done the grueling work of getting the kids dressed, fed, and off to school.…

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Why I’m Proud to be a Keyboard Warrior

First off, let me be clear. There are two main “urban dictionary” definitions of “Keyboard Warrior,” and I am not referring to myself as “a…

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2018: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

2018: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly I still believe 2016 was the worst year ever. And 2017 was so god awful I didn’t…

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Without Accountability and Inclusivity The Women’s March Will Become a Crawl

This is a hard post to write, but a Facebook post just isn’t enough to convey the dizzying complex feelings I have about the Women’s…

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Why I Started Knitting Again

Once upon I was really into knitting. Like really, really into knitting. I started with scarves and then delved into hats, blankets, and rugs. Loads…

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The Budget Activist: How to Lobby Your Elected Officials

The morning of November 9, 2016, Alexandra Gunnison turned to her local “Pantsuit Nation” chapter seeking signs of hope after not only the election of…

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The Budget Activist: How to Have Meaningful Conversation with Dissenters

There is no question that political debate has gotten more heated – and hateful. Even debating something that might seem innocuous has taken on a…

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PhillyTweens Fills Market Gap for Parents of Tweens and Teens

Raising tweens and young teens in today’s world can be difficult. And there is no comprehensive resource for tween parenting advice – especially for the…

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The Budget Activist: How to Use Social Media for Good

After digging my fork into a few Styrofoam containers during lunches in Harrisburg, Pa., I took to my blog to express my dismay that the…

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