Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

The Duck Incident: Healing Through Playfulness

Sometimes it’s seemingly insignificant things like tiny ducks that restore my broken places

At 10 years old, I became a parent.

Not biologically — but in all practical senses, I was the third parent in the family. My sister is 4 years younger than me, but it was my brother’s birth that changed my…



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Maggie Q. Collins

Trying to figure out life as a polyamorous, separated, working mom. Driven by love. Always up for coffee and sunsets.