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From Beauty to Beast

From Beauty to Beast:: The Unappealing Side of Motherhood

 I have never felt so unappealing as I do now. I have been mauled by motherhood and have developed an allergy to loveliness. It’s not just the unruly curves of my post mom body. I can handle a few extra pounds. The curves make me more approachable, and they are bringing me closer to my ultimate […]

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Garden Grow - Dig in the Dirt

Gardening Guide for Brown Thumbs

SPRING is HERE! Yes, I know, it has pretty much been here since Fall, but it is OFFICIALLY here now! And it is the perfect time to freshen up those flower beds. At this point you are probably assuming that someone who is writing about gardening knows A LOT about Horticulture, well you would be wrong. My husband […]

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Perceptions of Young Moms

Perceptions of Young Moms

I was a week and a half late for my period. I wasn’t worried about it, but Milton insisted I buy a pregnancy test. Annoyed, I spent the $15 to get him to stop pestering me. I grabbed a test on my way to school and stopped at the library bathroom before Spanish class to […]

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The Real Truth about Turning 40

The phrase “40 and Fabulous” is a big fat lie. Yes, there are some very nice perks to being 40, but let’s face it, aging isn’t easy in this Instagram filtered world of Crossfit, jogging strollered glistening Moms. I am creeping up on 42 and everything hurts, aches, sags and wrinkles most of the time. […]

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