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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

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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Manic Monday

Manic Monday Means MNO

A local chain restaurant started a promotion recently that has rocked my world, I’m not going to lie. It’s called $5 Martini Monday and lets just say – it’s totally brilliant. They know exactly what they are doing. They know who they are targeting with those delicious fruity, fun-colored drinks for cheap. On those lonely, near-dead […]

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From “Fat Girl” to Human Being: A Journey of Awareness & an Opportunity to Empower my Children

I have rewritten this post about 4 times now. I want to make sure that the idea that I have in my mind is accurately expressed in my post. I know that I have many flaws, or things about myself that could be improved upon. I feel that there are two ways that I can […]

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