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Cesarean: Just Another C-Word

By: , April 22nd, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Parenting

Challenging the taboo of c-section births.

Today is my nineteenth day of healing from my second c-section surgery.  I am mentally feeling more like myself and the wound in my abdomen has become tolerable without pain medication.  I still …

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Flip This Diet – Episode 1

By: , April 10th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health

Let's Do Something About This Inflammation

When I began writing this post (April 2nd), my weight was 265 pounds.  It was the most I’ve ever weighed, but moreover, the most uncomfortable I’ve ever been.  In the …

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Your New Job: Huggies Data Entry

By: , April 1st, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

There Are More Rewarding Things

You won’t remember applying for the position, nor does your resume boast accomplishments in the field, but somehow, you will land the job.

On the up-side, it’s only part-time, you’ll …

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Toddler Night Waking

By: , March 26th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Instructions Not Included

Even if you don’t have children, most people have heard about the inevitable parental sleep deprivation that goes along with the first year of a child’s life.  Before you become a new …

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Gotta Flip This Body

By: , March 26th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Parenting

My public pledge to improve my health.

My right ankle, both knees, right hip, back, neck, both elbows, hands.

These are the things that hurt at this moment.  I have reached my weight loss tipping point.

I’m …

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5 Glaring Differences Between a First and Second Pregnancy

By: , March 10th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Parenting

Observations of a second time pregnant mama.

As happy as I look in these photos, and I am happy…very happy…I am not a person who loves being pregnant.  Not at all.  Aside from how cool it is …

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Two Year Old Birthday Party – Keeping it Simple

By: , February 27th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

A lazy parent's guide to planning a toddler birthday party.

Our LB will be two at the end of April, and his baby sister is due to be born via scheduled c-section just a few weeks prior.  Because this will …

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Time to Curtail the Cursing

By: , February 18th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Okay. I confess. This mommy has a swearing problem, and I'm not proud of it.

I learned about swear words from an early age.  During my first few weeks of Kindergarten, my parents were summoned into a meeting because of my very inappropriate, although accurate, account of …

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This Daddy Stayed Home

By: , February 11th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

The Incredible Experience of Being a Stay-Home Dad

When I lost my morning radio show job in January of 2012, I felt quite lost.  Being in radio as long as I had (18 years), I had developed a …

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Diary of a Working Mom

By: , February 11th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

My first born arrived in 2013 at the end of April and changed my working life forever.

June 14th, 2013 – My maternity leave is passing too quickly and I feel so many feelings.  I’m happy to be home with my baby boy and Jason right now, but also …

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