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I prefer the magic and love formed in openness, honesty, mutual respect, trust, appreciation, and simplicity. I’ve applied this preference to motherhood.  This has in turn allowed for a relationship that doesn’t have to be overstated, questioned nor overshared… but one that she (we) can be sure is consistent, true, and of my (each other’s) very best. I am immensely grateful to God for this precious gift; the gift I call Mini, the gift I call motherhood, the gift I call us. – Maquita Donyel

If men could menstruate … clearly, menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much. … Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. Of course, some men would still pay for the prestige of such commercial brands as Paul Newman Tampons, Muhammad Ali’s Rope-a-Dope Pads, John Wayne Maxi Pads, and Joe Namath Jock Shields — “For Those Light Bachelor Days.” – Gloria Steinem

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Like most in the DC area, we couldn’t wait to escape our homes and get outdoors the day spring came to visit DC in the winter. Dropped off girl scout cookies to a friend, explored a bath and kitchen appliance store in Georgetown,  snapped (of course), and stopped at a couple of our favorite hangouts (see below!). This is just such a beautiful city to explore. Not to mention, my baby was awfully pretty in her high waist Ghanaian skirt given to us from a friend. Waterworks (with grey hair comes  a love for hardware and appliances I guess shrug love this store) Teds Bulletin (they make their own pop tarts, called “Ted Tarts”) Olivia Macaron (incredibly delish)