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To Forty And Beyond

In May, I did it. I went “Over The Hill” and turned forty. Whatever that means. When I was younger, turning 40 seemed like such a terrifying milestone. Party decorations tended towards all black, accented with bifocals, canes, and walkers. As if life was over. As if by turning 40, you really were teetering on […]

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Shopping Style

What’s Your School Supply Shopping Style?

The back to school countdown is on, and school-aged families across the county are scrambling to squeeze in those last visits to the beach or enjoy those last late-night popsicles. Local schools have released their supply shopping lists, and the hunt for pre-sharpened pencils, 16-count boxes of crayons and pronged plastic folders is underway. Moms […]

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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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