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I hold it together for the children.

I Hate Mardi Gras

According to my birth certificate, I was, in fact, born in Louisiana. You’d never know this from my personal preferences, though. I don’t like seafood – eww, it tastes like the water it came from. I can’t get behind red beans and rice – it’s literally a starch on top of another starch. I don’t […]

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Sassy Isnt Cute

Sassy Isn’t Cute

I’ve always held a special place in my heart for little boys. When I was a summer counselor at a local daycare, I was in charge of 21 four-to-five-year-old boys, and I absolutely adored it. Mud pits and exercise competitions were just part of the day’s activities as far as we were concerned, and it […]

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Do As I say and as I do

Do As I Say and As I Do

Everyone at some point had their parent say to them, “Do as I say, not as I do.” As a kid, this drove me crazy. However, now I can see why parents are quick to rattle off this command. It’s a get-out-of-jail-free card. It’s an easy out to justify your own bad habits. And it […]

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My Weight is Not Your Business

My Weight is Not Your Business

Imagine this: You’ve been looking forward to a much-needed girls night out. You’re putting your make-up on and are wearing your favorite dress. You hear your phone and check your text messages. It’s from one of the girls: “Can I borrow your emerald green dress for tonight? I know it doesn’t fit you currently, and […]

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Minivan Kind of Life

I started dreaming about getting a minivan a couple of years ago. I was a stay at home mom to a 3 year old and driving a small sedan. I convinced myself that it wasn’t practical to get a van with only one child. Instead of me getting a new ride, I started driving my […]

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