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The Vine: April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 – 1:54 PM | 10 Comments
The Vine: April 23, 2014

I come from a large and (I thought) close family of six girls and one boy.

The Vine: March 5, 2014
March 5, 2014 – 12:31 PM | 40 Comments
The Vine: March 5, 2014

I'm going to be a groomslady in my childhood friend D's wedding to M. I love M and am thrilled for them, so that's not the issue.

The Vine: January 22, 2014
January 22, 2014 – 11:33 AM | 7 Comments
The Vine: January 22, 2014

I just turned thirty. My uncle sends me a check in the mail on my birthday and Christmas, I promptly send him a thank-you note.

The Vine: January 15, 2014
January 15, 2014 – 1:33 PM | 21 Comments
The Vine: January 15, 2014

For many years, I've hosted an annual party.

The Vine: October 23, 2013
October 23, 2013 – 11:21 AM | 20 Comments
The Vine: October 23, 2013

A little background: I live in a small city in rural Ohio where the houses are fairly close to each other, and our homes are separated from the next street over by an alley that …

The Vine: October 2, 2013
October 2, 2013 – 12:57 PM | 27 Comments
The Vine: October 2, 2013

This has been kind of an ongoing thing, but it's starting to bother me more and more. First a bit of background.

The Vine: July 31, 2013
July 31, 2013 – 7:38 PM | 24 Comments
The Vine: July 31, 2013

I need the TN readership to tell me if I'm justified or acting like one of those mothers I swore I'd never be.

The Vine: July 24, 2013
July 24, 2013 – 8:32 AM | 25 Comments
The Vine: July 24, 2013

A friend of mine recently died of lung cancer, way too young (late 30s).

The Vine: July 10, 2013
July 10, 2013 – 10:51 AM | 27 Comments
The Vine: July 10, 2013

I am a bridesmaid in a wedding at the end of the month. Unfortunately, I injured my finger three weeks ago and found out this week that it's a tendon injury that requires a splint …

The Vine: May 1, 2013
May 1, 2013 – 10:50 AM | 40 Comments
The Vine: May 1, 2013

I have been friends with a woman for about 10 years now. I have known her much longer through mutual acquaintances, but we really just started having a personal friendship not that long ago.