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I declined the labor of childbirth. Or that's what my medical reasoning states as to why I chose a cesarean section, according to my obstetrician. It has bothered me since the day I saw her jot down those words...
  Some women claim to love being pregnant. I don’t know that I’m one of those women, but I’m not on the opposite end of the spectrum, either. I don’t love it, I don’t hate it. I feel both excitement...
Takin’ one for the team! That was my motto when it came to getting my tubes tied (or tubal ligation, if you want to get technical). It was long understood (by me, at least!) that when we were finished...
As the holiday season approaches, my planning side jumps into overdrive. I LOVE to plan and I LOVE to live up the holidays, especially now that I have children. Call it filling the void that was teaching, being addicted...
People always ask if my pregnancies have been similar or different (usually it's a question of feeling different with different gender babies). But my first pregnancy is so much harder to compare with the others. Why? Because it was...
I have to admit, I can be quite competitive. I grew up playing multiple sports, so striving to be #1 has been my goal many times. Now, although I have this competitive streak, I can safely say that I...
My 3-month fitness journey has come to an end. Pounds have been lost and the burn has been endured. I started this project afraid and full of excuses. Excuses to why I couldn’t, why I didn’t need to and...
I had an amazing mother, but I didn't always know that I wanted to be one, myself. I dreamed of traveling and working and doing a number of things that did not involve children. However, I married a man...
I guess we all fall into one statistic or another, but 1 in 4 is one that I didn't know about and definitely one that I didn't want to fall into. But, I am 1 in 4. One in...
Eating healthy has always been tough for me. I have a deeply beloved sweet tooth that has been passed down for generations on my father’s side. It is the sweet tooth that drove me to my grandmother’s cabinets as...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...
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