If someone had taken a picture of me during my time in an abusive relationship – there would be just me, a smiling, young coed, trying to find her path to success at a nationally renowned university. There would...
After enduring this abuse for so long, I had finally ended it. But my emotional suffering didn't stop there. Then, one afternoon I returned to my apartment with a friend to pick up my mail and check on things. My...
I tend to shy away from fads and trends. If a movie comes out that is all the rage-I will willingly and purposely not see it. Same thing with books. I can say I have never seen Game of...
I consider myself to be a pretty fit person, and at one time I really was. However, like so many other things that change with motherhood, my pre-baby body is gone. Before having kids, running regularly was enough to...
A few years into motherhood, I didn’t recognize myself. Obviously, life was drastically different than it was pre-baby. And for me personally, this period of my life also meant quitting a job I loved. And moving several states away...
40 doesn’t just sound old. It is old. 40 is downhill. I turned 40 this year and every single thing about it has sucked. See the little lines forming on my forehead, around my eyes, and over my top...
Cholesteatoma Ear Cyst            When my 13-year-old son, Samuel, rubbed his ear a few months ago, I didn’t think anything of it. He had not been prone to ear infections. When he was four or five...
Clean makeup products may prove to be a fad, but for now, I’m totally on-board. As a mom to a little girl who observes everything I do, and who will likely learn many daily routine habits from me, I want...
Admittedly, much of this is new for me. While I’ve felt the tug of better choices for a number of years now, it was not until I became a mom that I became so much more aware of my...
It's baseball season and I'm in sports mom mode, sitting in the bleachers at our Little League field, scrolling through my phone during practice, thankful the wifi works for a change. Meanwhile, the coach shouts instructions to a group of...

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