Behind Her Smile

If you knew me prior to 2014, you would have thought something along the lines of, “There’s a girl who’s high on life.  A girl who gets it; who is in love with the life she’s living.  She understands what’s really important; has a large family who loves and supports her, a boyfriend who spoils […]

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Where I’ve Been

Well hello there! Many of you have been checking in on a daily basis, no doubt wondering where in the world I had disappeared to.  On May 26th, Vic and I were involved in a rear-end collision.  We were headed to grab a little pizza I had called in for supper and while stopped at […]

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Goodbye 31; Thank You.

As I get ready to close the door on 31, I can’t help but pause and wonder how I managed to keep putting one foot in front of the other some days.  It was a hard year, but it was one of exponential personal growth. It was the year I learned that my mental health […]

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#getloud

For months I’ve wanted to share this post.  To share my story.  But for several reasons, I couldn’t bring myself to.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have my utmost vulnerable moments ripped open for the world to see and judge.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to expose my thoughts and feelings the […]

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Censorship Be Damned

Have you ever wanted to say something, but kept it in because you just didn’t want to deal with someone’s reaction? Of course you have. I’m sure most of us wish we could be Sheldon Cooper for a day (or twenty) – me, if I were able to have one super power, the ability to […]

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These Green Walls

I popped the cover on the can of primer and began painting the hallway of our apartment today.  He didn’t want me to paint, I knew it.  But I’ve been on Pinterest a little too much lately and was determined to give our home a facelift. “Ugh, I hate painting.” Which he totally does and […]

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You Are Enough . . .You Are More Than Enough . . .

The feelings of inadequacy can be crippling.  Each time you’re told you’re not enough, is like a physical blow.  It dents the ego until it’s nonexistent.  It shatters your spirit until you’re convinced you’re worthless.  It breaks your heart and decimates your very soul.  It creates a stress like no other.  One that has you […]

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The Baby Battle Continues

I have SO much sympathy for those who are actively battling infertility and even more who have been battling for years. You guys are truly amazing. I haven’t really discussed fertility that much with doctors, but it has recently come up with my new endocrinologist.  She discovered a note on my file made by my […]

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Motherhood

Motherhood: a struggle at every stage. For several years I was asked when I was going to have children.  The assumption slowly turned to never.  For me, it was a personal decision I wasn’t prepared to make, nor did I think I should have to.  At 20; 25; 28; 30 even.  Children are a lifelong […]

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Let’s Get Real About Our Waistline

If we’re all honest here for a minute, we’ll admit that we have all been caught in front of the mirror critiquing and criticizing what we see.  From the front; turn to the right side; left side; even looking over our shoulder at our butt.  Suck in a little here; tighten a little here.  Our […]

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