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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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Finding Myself in Motherhood

Finding My True Self in Motherhood

For almost every waking moment of the day, I concern myself with the well-being of my progeny. It’s not hard to place their needs above mine. They are helpless and dependent on me. I would sacrifice everything I have to ensure that they have their basic needs met. It seems simple: Feed them. Clothe them. […]

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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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Amy

Letter To My Firstborn :: “I’m Sorry”

I remember the night I left him. I just stared at his sweet 2-year-old face and tried to take a mental picture of every innocent detail. I knew he would look different the next time I saw him. He would transition from baby to big brother overnight. Our lives would change the next day forever, and he had no clue. I cried like I […]

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