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Brynna Blodgett


An Act of Solidarity: June 14 is World Blood Donor Day

Established by the World Health Organization in 2004, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every June 14 to raise awareness of the need for blood donors and to thank those who give the gift...

Calling All Women: It Is Time To Reclaim The Word Ma’am

I remember exactly where I was the first time someone called me ma’am. It was a beautiful, late spring evening in 2010. I had just turned 29 years old and was standing at the...

Catching My Personal Clothing Unicorn: The V-Neck T-Shirt

Recently, I cleaned out my closet in a fit of new year purging. During the process, I placed at least seven barely worn black or white V-neck t-shirts in my donation pile. Why did...

Battling Gender Norms: A Princess in Bedazzled Shoes

My husband and I didn’t find out the gender of our baby during pregnancy, but gender norms and stereotypes were absolutely a part of the conversation when discussing how we wanted to raise our...

The Four Burner Theory: An Alternative to Work Life Balance

Work-life balance. The elusive unicorn we’re all chasing that - as far as I know - no one has ever actually caught.  I mean, how can we? The dictionary defines balance as “the state of...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As the leaves turn orange and everything else is coated in pink, I thought it would be helpful to share a few do's and don’ts of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My credentials for offering...

Baby and Toddler Clothing: An Organizational System

When you’re pregnant, people give you all sorts of (mostly not helpful) advice like, “Sleep when the baby sleeps!” or “Don’t hold her too much or you’ll spoil her!” or “Just wait, you’ll miss...

My Body Battle: I Want to Lose Weight But Don’t Want to Diet

For the last year or so, I’ve really struggled with food and body image issues, yet I couldn’t quite articulate why. Then right around the time, I turned 40 in April, I had an...

Ladies Who Learn: A New Kind of Club For You and Your Girlfriends

Book clubs. We all know them, many of us belong to them, and most of us do love them. But I’m here to introduce you to a new kind of club: Ladies Who Learn. Several...

Behind the Madness: Lessons from Women Who Played College Sports

For many college sports fans, we're entering into one of the most hallowed times of year … NCAA March Madness! As with most things during a global pandemic, this year will look a little...

An Apology-ish to Meghan McCain

Let me preface this by saying I do not regularly watch The View so my opinion of Meghan McCain - co-host, an outspoken conservative, and daughter of late statesman John McCain - is based...

For the Love of Reading

I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was obsessed with The Fabulous Five, a series focused on five best friends navigating the trials and tribulations of junior high....

A Cancer Survivor Who Still Sweats the Small Stuff

I am a breast cancer survivor who gets really annoyed when our dog pees in the sunroom, a pipe bursts in our basement, and my 11-month old daughter poops in the tub. Yes, that’s...
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