This is Us Episode 25 RECAP: Will Jack and Rebecca Be Able to Guide Randall Through a Racist World?

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My two favorite components of "This is Us"-- Randall and adoption--were front and center in this week's episode, so I was ALL IN! At first, I thought the judge story was an obvious place to go--a black judge wanting to stop a white family from adopting a black child. But the more I thought about … [Read more...]

This is Us: The 12 Biggest Moments You Forgot from Last Season

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Hello, fellow This is Us fanatics! How excited are WE? Just SIX DAYS and all shall be revealed! Well, not all. Not on the first episode! But lots and lots will be revealed, especially over the course of eighteen gloriously new episodes. By the way, how cool is it that our grueling six-month wait … [Read more...]

12 Lyrical, Literary Baby/Pet Names for a Girl

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Is your bookshelf an untapped gold mine of fabulous baby or pet names? Yes, yes, it is, dear reader! Because I haven't written about baby names in awhile (not since I went all regal and picked a bunch of my favorites inspired by "The Crown"), I thought it was high time to delve into the brightest … [Read more...]

Comparing Three Anne of Green Gables: Who Played Matthew Best?

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I think I may love Matthew best of all.  I mean, it's nearly a four-way tie between Anne, Gilbert, Marilla and Matthew, with Anne having an edge because she's my tribal chief and all, but... Upon further soul searching, I think Matthew Cuthbert, literary potato farmer, may beat his ginger girl … [Read more...]

Comparing Three Anne of Green Gables: Who Played Gilbert Blythe Best??

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What is it about Gilbert Blythe that has prompted so many dreamy sighs over the last century and nine years? Yes, we've loved him for no less than 109 years! He may seem like a mild-mannered boy-next-door, without a lot of flash and drama, but it’s his stoic devotion that makes him complex and … [Read more...]