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How I Ignored the Fat Shamers and Reclaimed My Joy

How I Ignored the Fat Shamers and Reclaimed My Joy

At 180 pounds and five feet five inches, I have a BMI of 30. That puts me in the overweight category. According to fat shamers, that somehow lowers my worth as a human being. Up until now, I believed the cruel judgments placed on me by fat shamers. But that ends here. I will no longer accept […]

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3 Unapologetic Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

3 Unapologetic Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

Every mom is an imperfect mom Those moms that show up at school drop off at 8:00 a.m. looking ready to strut down the catwalk. The moms that can match any craft or recipe exactly as shown in the pins on their Pinterest boards. Yoga-practicing-Whole-Foods-shopping-no-electronics-allowing moms. Moms who work full-time, never miss a PTA meeting, […]

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Dear Family: I am taking a leave of absence. Signed, Mom

Dear family, I am taking a leave of absence. My sanity, as well as your happiness depends on it. After all if Mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy!  I will be at an undisclosed location with zero cell reception. But don’t worry, I’ll have plenty of nothing to do for the utmost relaxing and rejuvenating time of my life! […]

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Three benefits of raising kids with pets

Three Benefits of Raising Children With Pets

I’ve had pets since the day my parents brought me home from the hospital. Cozy, our Siamese cat, even slept with me in my crib.  Pets add so much to children’s lives. They are teachers, therapists, bodyguards, and best friends. My kids have always had animals, just as I have. I couldn’t imagine a life […]

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