Friendship With a Sister-in-Law

Friendship With a Sister-in-Law

Can you have a close friendship with your sister-in-law? Should you be friends with your sister-in-law or other family members? What can you do to stay merely “friendly” with a sister-in-law who is difficult? July’s friendship question at The...

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Midyear Book and Podcast Favorites

Midyear Book and Podcast Favorites

Thank you to my friend Lindsey Mead for reminding me it’s time for my midyear favorite books post. (My possession of a calendar did not seem to do the trick.) So far my 2016 reading list has been heavy on the nonfiction picks, which means this midyear favorites...

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Don’t Call Me Nina: Essay on Motherwell

Don’t Call Me Nina: Essay on Motherwell

I’m excited to have a piece on the new site Motherwell, edited by the talented Lauren Apfel and Randi Olin. I think Motherwell stands out from other sites about parenting, but you have to click through their articles to see why. My essay, “Call Me Mrs....

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New Writing Plan, New Notebook

New Writing Plan, New Notebook

Reading is the best way to learn to write. Well, that’s not true. Writing is likely the best way to learn to write. Is it fair to say that a combination of reading more and writing more will produce a higher quality of work? I say YES, which is why I made a new...

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Over-Gifting or Under-Gifting to Friends

Over-Gifting or Under-Gifting to Friends

Below I have a preview of June’s friendship question at The HerStories Project. It’s about a friend who gives way too many gifts, always manages to feel offended by others, and generally isn’t taking the hint. What would you do? See if you agree with...

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About Nina Badzin

Welcome! I'm a columnist at The HerStories Project and Great New Books. My essays have been published regularly at Brain Child Magazine, The Huffington Post, Kveller, The Jewish Daily Forward, and have appeared at On Being, Motherwell, Modern Loss, Today Show Parenting, Scary Mommy, and elsewhere. I am a co-founder of The Twin Cities Writing Studio, and I live in Minneapolis with my husband and 4 children. I'm so glad you found your way here.

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