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Why I Don't Work Out

Why I Don’t Work Out

There are these images that flash through my mind (and on a Google image search for “workout”): And then there is this reality that exists in my midsection: I tried this “working out” thing, dear sister. I truly did. I woke up for six months straight at the unholy hour of 5:45 a.m. in order […]

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Top 5 Wedding Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

Top 5 Wedding Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

Wedding season is upon us. As sure as the humidity of July is stifling, you’re bound to receive numerous invitations to summer weddings. Summer in the midwest means weddings, and weddings mean gifts (along with the obvious themes of love and lifelong commitment). Not to sound incredibly shallow, but a large part of preparing to attend a […]

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Mom's Surprise with a Side of Fries: Breastfeeding Closure at Culver's

Mom’s Surprise with a Side of Fries: Breastfeeding Closure at Culver’s

The story I’m about to tell brings one of one of my earliest parenting dilemmas full circle. It only took a whopping eight years. Eight years ago, in a lifetime far, far away… our youngest son was born. He came into this world just like his two older brothers, via C-section. Apparently I married a […]

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It’s January, and it’s always colder in January than I ever remember it being before. My nose is cold and my toes are cold. My fingers are cold as they waltz across my keyboard. But, the hardest part about January, in my opinion, is the cold that starts to creep into my heart. December is […]

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