Chelsea’s Blog

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What’s Worthy of Celebration?

We’re in a time of year where there’s a lot of celebrating going on…regardless of whether it’s happening the way you thought it was going to. This year in the midst of celebrating those I love I have learned two things: I need to start asking for what I need even when it’s a challenge […]

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Celebration Realization

Domi and I stood at opposite ends of the kitchen. Moe sat halfway between us tail wagging on the floor, oblivious to anything that wasn’t food. I wasn’t sure what to say. For weeks I’d been thinking about saying something, but the little voice in my head kept saying, “Chelsea, Domi is so busy, don’t […]

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The I-Have-Two-Gay-Dads Gift

My family was always two doors down for “normal.” We were atypical at the time. I didn’t know anyone else growing up that had two dads, especially no one who was biologically related to both of them… For some reason growing up and feeling different from everyone else was freeing. Our family didn’t fit the […]

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The Unrealized Broken Heart

I used to think I had never had my heart broken because I had never been in love until I met Domi. I thought you could only ever really have your heartbroken by someone you were in love with. I believed this until I was on the phone with a friend talking about how hard […]

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I Guess We Need a Day to Be Kind?

Did you know today is World Kindness Day? I didn’t until very recently…when I also realized we have a day for literally everything…including grilled cheese. But World Kindness Day piqued my interest. A)        I found it kind of sad that we needed a day to remind us to be kind B)         It’s nice to have a whole […]

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Back Up Off My Label Please

Labels. Love them, hate them—they ain’t going anywhere. We are experts in labeling and putting people in pretty little boxes that make us feel safe and warm about ourselves and others. So, I’ve decided that if we are going to continue to label each other and ourselves in one category or another we should, at […]

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Scary Honesty in Service of Growth

Authority. Some of us have it, some of us don’t. Some are afraid of it, some rebel against it, some want anything and any way to gain it. And many of us, myself included, have a complicated relationship with it. I used to work in a customer service industry. The client was always right and […]

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There Is No Putting Toothpaste Back In the Tube

I would love to sit up here on my little soap box and proselytize my beliefs. I would love to be able to do that and still call myself an open person, but I am no longer sure that that is the most effective way to change hearts and minds and build a more unified […]

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I Know Now That I Want the Chicken, I Love You, And I’m Going to Do What’s Best for Me.

Making decisions is hard for me. I have a hard time moving forward when I don’t feel like everyone I know and love is on my side and is 100% on board. Well, the thing is, I have a lot of people I know and love and the likelihood that we’re ALL always going to […]

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Honey, This Was Not the Plan

I am a stickler for being organized and having a plan. A good plan to me is like the world’s most incredible security blanket. I feel safe and warm and wrapped-up in having control. Well, what happens when you take one hyper-organized person and pair her with someone who thrives off of spontaneity? Well, at […]

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