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Dear Army of God, Dear Operation Rescue:
 
Hello, It's me. Do you remember? You have frequently spat the words "Baby Killer" and "Nazi" at me. The kinder among you have promised to pray for my soul. There was that time my picture was placed on the Army of God website for entering a Planned Parenthood to assist in...

Nine years ago, my best friend and I made a plan to get together for a lonely hearts Valentine's Day dinner. She had just left a marriage, I another failed relationship. I invited another single friend, David, to join us, thinking he and my best friend might hit it off. Wouldn't that be nice?
 
There was just one...

The colossal automobile hurtled past the stop sign and into the intersection, leaving Riqi no time to turn the wheel or hit the brakes. Sitting in the dingy passenger seat (and struggling to *hurry, hurry, hurry; get the seat belt on*), I saw it all happening with unbearable slowness. Our jellybean of a Geo Metro spun around...

Today This Manic Mama talks to Sarah Talbot and Yantra Bertelli, co-editors of the book My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities.
 
Sarah and Yantra live in...

I consider my first marriage to be the friendship I have with Lori. We have been friends for over fifteen years, which is a lifetime in my transient world. We met while in college and immediately fell in love. We went out for margaritas one night and talked for hours. I came home to my boyfriend at the time and said, "Lori...

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