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Five Ways to Simplify Your Holiday

Can you believe it’s December? It feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2017 and wondering how it was already January. Now we’re doing it all over again. And, if you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how to fit it all in before we say hello to another year. As each holiday season passes, […]

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Dad

It’s Just His Way

My dad is a gem. He truly is. He is the epitome of a family man. Growing up, we always came first. I can list a million reasons why my father is hitting the ball out of the park in the dad department. But, I am not here to tell you why he’s wonderful. I […]

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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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Family Traditions

Want a New Tradition?

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and that kind of “made up holiday” is perfect for starting new family traditions. We designated March 17th as our rescue dog’s birthday and have a party for her every year. Since there are no real obligations and you probably don’t feel attached to traditions that have been handed […]

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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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