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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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Let's talk about sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

  Almost every time one of my teenagers leaves the house I shout as loud as I can from across the house . . . “What is the only safe sex?” They respond just as loud (while rolling their eyes I’m sure) “NO SEX!” I do this because it is a message they need to […]

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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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Summer Wardrobe Blues

Summer Wardrobe Blues

I LOVE summer. I love late, lazy nights, watermelon and ice cream for dinner and anything near the water. What I don’t love is having to squeeze my NOT size 2 rear-end into all those cute summer outfits! I didn’t lose the winter padding as planned and am faced with figuring out how to dress for […]

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