Mary

Mary

Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.
  • FeminismPhoto of Gabrielle Union Fired from America’s Got Talent for Speaking Up About Bullshit

    Gabrielle Union Fired from America’s Got Talent for Speaking Up About Bullshit

    Gabrielle Union was one of my favorite celebrities even before she was a judge on one of my favorite schmaltzy competition shows: America’s Got Talent. She consistently uses her platform as a celebrity to speak up about social justice issues and I am here for it. She rode on a float with her child Zion Wade in the Miami Pride parade…

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  • Life StylePhoto of Self Care Sunday: Terrible Holiday Planning Advice

    Self Care Sunday: Terrible Holiday Planning Advice

    [This post was originally written by Lou at Grounded Parents] Welcome to what the British call the “Festive Season.” Here in the US, starting with this Thursday’s Thanksgiving and continuing through the winter months we will be faced with a literal gauntlet of family gatherings, festive events, religious and secular observances, and large scale meals that we will often have to…

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  • Life StylePhoto of Self Care Sunday: My Year of No

    Self Care Sunday: My Year of No

    [This post was originally written by Deek at Grounded Parents] I have never been one to say “no,” easily, partly because there were so many things I wanted to do, and partly because I was raised on a steady diet of “you can do anything you put your mind to,” and “there are always ways to make it work.” I…

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  • Life StylePhoto of Creative Saturday: The Best Forking Apple Pie Ever

    Creative Saturday: The Best Forking Apple Pie Ever

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, I thought I would share my favorite pie recipe: Apple Cheddar Pie. If you haven’t had this, it’s time to give it a try. What sets this pie apart is the fact that the cheddar is baked in between the apples and topped with streusel. There are other variations where you melt a piece of…

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  • TechPhoto of Self-Care Sunday: Delete Your News Apps and Disable Notifications

    Self-Care Sunday: Delete Your News Apps and Disable Notifications

    Something bad is happening in the world every second of every day. And organizations that report the news can’t wait for you to read about it. So I’ve done something recently that has greatly improved my well-being: deleted my news apps and disabled most app notifications. After my first child was born, I experienced Postpartum Anxiety (but I didn’t know…

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  • ActivismPhoto of Creative Saturday: It’s Hat Knitting Season!

    Creative Saturday: It’s Hat Knitting Season!

    Fall is here and it’s the perfect time to spend the weekend knitting a hat with the heat cranked on while watching all of the episodes of your new favorite TV show (recommendations: Raising Dion or HBO’s Watchmen; or if you want to be inspired by gorgeous knits, Outlander). The personal is political, as the saying goes, and knitting is no different. In…

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  • Life StylePhoto of Creative Saturday: DIY Anti-Static Spray

    Creative Saturday: DIY Anti-Static Spray

    Fall is my favorite time of year—the trees are changing, the air is brisk, and I can finally use my oven all the time again. The only thing I don’t like is constantly getting zapped by static electricity. It’s bad enough at home (where I accidentally zap my cats on their noses every time I pet them, poor things), but…

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  • BusinessPhoto of Should You Donate to Charity at the Store?

    Should You Donate to Charity at the Store?

    Today’s post was inspired by Rebecca’s recent viral tweet: I fucking hate grocery store check out screens asking me if I want to donate $20 to end child hunger or whatever. You’re a $10 billion corporation. I’m using a coupon to get 50 cents off a bag of potatos. Why don’t YOU donate $20 to end child hunger — Rebecca…

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