Captivated by the power of sharing stories.

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The author listening for a story. Victoria, Canada.


When an in-law becomes a good friend and extends radical hospitality.

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Hospitality shared and received. Photo by Author.


But writing about it can help.

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Photo by Michael Dam on Unsplash


A grandiose, and desperate, attempt to reclaim one over-used phrase.

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Photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash


One insider’s look at parenting and Down Syndrome.

A silhouetted figure stands with arms outstretched against a striking blue/red sunset backdrop with reflective sandy ground.
A silhouetted figure stands with arms outstretched against a striking blue/red sunset backdrop with reflective sandy ground.
Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash


And the energy it takes to keep it at bay.

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash


Or it may not be enough.

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Photo by Laura Seidlitz on Unsplash


Creative Nonfiction Contest Finalist

A Lesson in Ethics at the Farmer’s Market.

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Photo by Shirqille Tisi on Unsplash


And I’m even not sure I should share it.

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Photo by Usman Yousaf on Unsplash


Learning new languages in parenting.

Surfer under a wave in a barrell, with water above him
Surfer under a wave in a barrell, with water above him
Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

About

Mandy Osterhaus Ream

Professor. Woman in middle age. Mom to one surfer and one kid with Down Syndrome. Fireman’s wife. Writing about all of it.

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