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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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13 Things I Wish “13 Reasons” Had Said to Our Youth Instead

I made myself watch 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. Every episode. I carefully waited and watched and hoped that some beautiful message would crop out of it, but it didn’t. While I can appreciate this show for the increased conversations about mental health, I just can’t agree with some of the messages presented. There’s no […]

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True Life – When Depression Gets Passed Down

My father struggles with depression tendencies…so does my mother-in-law.  They both passed it down to my husband and me.  And, we just had to find each other in this great big world.  What a combination!  As they say, “The struggle is real!”  I have a hard time keeping my thoughts from spiraling out of control […]

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I’ll Take the Two-Year-Old Tears Any Day

There are many uncertainties with children, but one thing is undeniably true – two-year-olds cry. A lot. I have one of these precious toddlers and over the last six months I’ve quickly realized why they call this age “terrible.” Now don’t get me wrong; she is absolutely adorable. She is funny, playful, determined and growing […]

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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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Is My Kid Being Too Honest With Me?

We all know that kids have the tendency to speak their minds unfiltered. We call it that “childlike innocence.” However, when does it cross the line from honest observation into meanness?   Most of the things we hear children “observe” is because they are learning that others look different from themselves or from their own […]

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