Eulogy For My Abs

Like a lot of moms, I have been struggling to accept my post-baby body. Basically, I didn’t accept it. Instead I’ve been dieting and exercising in an attempt to unearth the old me hidden beneath the layers of allowed pregnancy cravings, exhaustion, stress-eating and breastfeeding hunger. I’ve been eating clean 90% of the time and…

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Wax On, Wax Off

Since my Mother’s Day meltdown, I have realized I need to start taking better care of myself. I need to make an effort to do things that make me feel good about me again and not dumping 100% of my energy into everyone and everything else. At over 5 months pregnant for the second time…

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The Sands of Time

When did you first realize you were aging? I know the exact moment it hit me. I was 27. I learned that year that the maximum age to try out for American Idol was 28. It offended me that even if I had a massive hidden talent I could soon be too old for it…

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In The Eye of the Beholder

One peaceful night in bed with my husband, while discussing the aggravations of work, kids’ schedules, doctor’s appointments, and all of the other things of mundane adult life, I noticed an interesting pattern on my comforter that I had never noticed before. In the middle of my sentence about something drab, I stopped… ” Is…

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Hang Out With My Thang Out

On my day off, I decided to get a massage.  This turned out to be one of the least relaxing massages I have ever had.  I couldn’t get out of my own head and just enjoy the moment because I was far too busy worrying that I might’ve inadvertently welcomed a “happy ending”.

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Fluff Emergency

In April of this year, I lost the baby my husband and I had been planning due to an ectopic pregnancy.  It was rough physically and emotionally but this isn’t about such sad things.  This is far more vain that that.  My current problem is that it caused me to be fatter than I wanted…

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Scaredy Crow

I am an anxious person. I get worked up easily and think the worst of anything that is out of the norm.  If I am on my way to visit my friend in Chicago who I usually talk to via text all day every day and today she isn’t answering, my thoughts range from “She…

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