Christmas in Germany

There are very few bucket list items we carry with us from an early age. Maybe it's just me, but the things that seem┬ámarvelous at two, four, and six don't quite carry the same weight now. I no longer feel the need to own all the American Girl dolls, live at the beach (hurricanes and... Continue Reading →

The Neurotic’s Guide to Surviving Childhood: D.A.R.E. Edition

Alright guys, I heard from enough of you about the elementary school post that I feel pretty confident in saying I was not alone in my childhood anxiety/weirdness (there are dozens of us! DOZENS!). That got me thinking: for anxious kids, it's not just the classroom that holds difficulties. The world outside of school was... Continue Reading →


Introducing Never Asked Questions, a series where I address all the questions I have never received, e.g. the loud, angry, critical voices in my head whenever I post something here. 1. Why is your blog called and not wasn't taken. This may surprise you, but there are far, far fewer Anna Bedsoles... Continue Reading →

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