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Jodie Utter is a freelance writer & creator of the blog, Utter Imperfection. Her work has also been featured here on Her View From Home, Perfection Pending, Scary Mommy, Blunt Moms, Sammiches & Psych Meds, Grown & Flown and more. She calls the Pacific Northwest home and ambles about its captivating forests and breath-taking (quite literally, because brrrrrrr) bodies of water with her husband and two kids. Jodie is a Jill-of-all-trades by day, her favorite of which is writing. By night she's a voracious reader, film connoisseur, seeker of laughter, dancer (as long as no one is watching, you should be picturing Elaine on Seinfeld here) and board game player. Give her a heart-wrenching, tear-tugging story to connect with others in via either the reading or the writing of; especially the true kind, and you'll give her the world. Jodie works to connect pain to pain and struggle to struggle so we'll all feel less alone inside our stories and more at home in our hearts, minds, and relationships. You can connect with her on her blog, Utter Imperfection, and on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

I Don’t Feel The Need To Do Everything A Man Can Do

I had an immediate and visceral reaction to this viral FB post about femininity from Sarah Vogel. I recognized much of it as truth; my own,...

I Know Why Women Don’t Speak Up About Their Abuse

I was 10 years old when my ongoing sexual abuse at the hands of a male relative finally ended. I don't remember how old...

Why Morning Sex Is The Best

We get just four months of warm weather a year where we live so we call it, "Go time!" each year when the sun...

20 Real Mom Tricks To Get Your Silent Teen To Talk To You Again

For moms, it can seem like one minute we're navigating the ceaseless class 5 rapids of tiny person talk like, "Mama! Watch me! Hold...