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I'm a mother of three in my mid-30s in Portland, Oregon. I like linguistics, travel, gardening, singing, and reading. I'm an atheist. I have experience coordinating study abroad programs.

Diaries published: 8 (725 days since last diary on Mon May 27, 2013 at 09:13 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 202 (724 days since last comment on Mon May 27, 2013 at 05:06 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 235

Total Comment Ratings: 628

Most Recommended Diary: After six years of lurking here... (updated x2), 306 comments, 185 recommends

People Following Aurelia: 1

Aurelia's Most Recent Diaries:

Meet me at NN this year! I was a lurker here from 2003-2009, and I'd intended to be a more regular diarist when I joined. Then I was raising three young boys, working part-time, moving again, and ...
by Aurelia
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 27, 2013 at 09:13 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
My new idea is a toy rental business. I'm the mother of three young children, and there are plenty of new toys that always attract their attention. My company will be a try-before-you-buy thing. It ...
by Aurelia
Comment Count 50 comments on Tue Aug 03, 2010 at 08:22 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I gave birth to a baby last month, which is often a very expensive experience. It only cost me about $300. Mostly because we have "good" insurance, but also because we made relatively inexpensive ...
by Aurelia
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 03:49 PM PST with 3 Recommends
I'm really tired of moving. In the nine years since I met my husband, we've moved from Arizona to California to Colorado to Wisconsin back to Colorado, and now we're moving to Oregon. These state-to-...
by Aurelia
Comment Count 132 comments on Sun Oct 18, 2009 at 02:32 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
I know this isn't the first diary on this topic, but I hope it's okay to publish it anyway. Let's consider the idea that we would provide taxpayer-funded health care to anyone, regardless of ...
by Aurelia
Comment Count 48 comments on Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 09:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
A lot of you were probably already aware of this, but I was surprised by the chart I just saw in the latest issue of National Geographic. It said that while the US executed 37 people in 2008, China ...
by Aurelia
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 08:21 AM PDT with 2 Recommends

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