Emily Galloway

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The Guilt of a Failed Pet Adoption

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This past summer, we decided to adopt a dog. We had been thinking about it for a while, but we sort of clumsily and quickly made the decision to add a new pet to...

Wrestling with Toxic Self-Improvement

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Recently, I have been introduced to the phenomenon of toxic self-improvement. It might not be so hard to see this pan out in the workaholic, the fitness freak that teeters on extremism, or the...

An Folksy Autumn Playlist {10 Artists for the Season}

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So many of us in the midwest love when hot, suffocating days give way and we feel the sigh of relief that is autumn. Though trees are dropping their leaves and there are many...

The Hum of Anxiety {Pushing Back on the Hustle Culture}

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A friend, who is also a therapist and social worker, said something a few months back that has stuck with me. After several people and myself in our group text complained about our mounting...

TMI Parenting {Finding Your Truth in the Information Age}

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We are in, what feels like, the height of the information age. There is an endless wealth of knowledge at our fingertips. As a parent, it's been helpful in many ways to have so...

A Primer in Adult Friendship

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I use the word "friend" a lot more loosely than many, I think. If we've run in the same circles in the past or maybe we grabbed drinks once, I consider you my friend....

Ensuring Ethical Adoption {Three Questions to Ask an Agency}

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I am a social worker who has worked in the field of adoption in various roles for a few years. It was not until I began a contract position with a private adoption agency...

Downsizing with a Growing Family {Why We Bought a Smaller Home}

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Back in September 2020, our family moved to a smaller house. In the midst of a global pandemic, carting around two toddlers, we traded a three-bedroom cape cod for a two-bedroom, two-story home. We...

Ready, Set, Garden {Five Tips from a Seasoned Gardener}

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I don’t consider myself a master gardener at all, but I grew up in a family who gardened and have acquired some tips and tricks along the way. We either grew our own patch...

My Grief with Grief

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I'm in my parents' home writing this post. My sister sleeps while my mom does her own work. My dad lays in the hospital bed in their living room, sleeping after a long night...