Past Is Prologue

I own the table of my dreams because someone was desperate

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Stay-at-home moms can’t hold this pyramid up much longer

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How I Got Radicalized

She was a Mormon homemaker who just wanted to take part in the market economy. Then it all came crashing down.

An illustration of a Beanie Baby with a star print and the U.S. flag on its chest. Behind the beanie baby is a generic stock market image.
An illustration of a Beanie Baby with a star print and the U.S. flag on its chest. Behind the beanie baby is a generic stock market image.
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How visiting Appalachia helped me begin to understand my family

A photo of my dad and his family visiting Hillsboro, Ohio, in 1964. My dad is the little boy rubbing his eye, leaning on his grandpa’s knee.


The day our third daughter was blessed at church. 2018.


We can no longer trust our nation’s infrastructure to keep our families safe, happy, and healthy

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This Is Us

The diagnosis that came decades later than it should have

Eight years old. I begged my parents to let me go to cheer camp because the other girls were doing it.


House spider illustration from, Who Were the First Weavers? A children’s book, 1874


During a pandemic, it takes a celebrity village to raise a child

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Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio are for bringing children into this world, but against helping them survive it

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Meg Conley

A writing woman. GEN, Human Parts, Bravery Magazine. Subscribe to my FREE 🎉 newsletter about home culture here: https://megconley.substack.com

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