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Depression: Say something to someone

Mom Who is Hurting: Say Something, to Someone…

  Hey Mom, as you are desiring to be heard, understood, known, I see you. I see you… struggling to respond to your atmosphere with peace wrestling with emotions that hit your mind and send you to react with a tearful “not enough” striving to understand how these attacks of emotion can be overcome Come […]

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Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Nearly everyone knows someone who has been diagno (2)

Pink Ribbon Bag

This post is part of a sponsored relationship, however, we love the resources and support the Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund is providing for local women after breast cancer diagnosis as well as to help prevent the diagnosis from ever happening.Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Nearly everyone knows someone […]

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5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider without Flipping Out

5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider Without Flipping Out

Hello, Women of the Internet! This adorable fuzzy creature crawled under my bathroom door the other day, which reminded me that I’ve been meaning to tell you something. People, seriously, you need to quit being freaked out by spiders. This lady, which the Internet tells me is a female Dark Fishing Spider* is among the […]

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It Happened to Us: A Bomb Threat at School

It started with a bomb threat to the entire school district.  It ended with an unnerving and forced reality; one in which, despite growing up with multiple bomb threats and being in high school during Columbine, I was ill-prepared for. Enter Thursday/Friday On Thursday night, the notification came and a sweep of the schools was […]

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Beyond the Mammogram... Know When You Need Additional Testing (1)

Empower Yourself

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with the Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund. We are appreciative of their partnership in bringing this valuable information about women’s health to our community.Mammograms save lives but can miss your breast cancer. Learn more about what tests may be best for you. The American Cancer Society estimates that […]

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The Evolution of Eating Alone

Dear 20-year-old Me, It took you a lot of guts to go out to lunch alone today. Your classmates are busy, your friends are in class or sleeping off a bender from this weekend, and your boyfriend is working. But you really wanted to get out of your small, wood-paneled, one-bedroom apartment, so here you […]

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Underground Mom

Sometimes mom needs to go underground to thrive above ground.  I did this, literally, in a secret underground river, ten miles into the Mayan jungle from Playa del Carmen in Mexico.   Life gets stressful as a mom.  Some of us do it alone.  Others have amazing partners (maybe some wish their parenting partners did more).  You might have […]

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