Very Heavy Menstrual Cycles + Video

One of the reasons I chose to have a c-section with Isabella was because I wanted a tubal ligation. My husband and I were both more than happy with five children; our family was complete. So, why not remove the chance of pregnancy (and make sex more enjoyable and free in the process) by becoming […]

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On Losing Weight and What’s Important

In the fall of 2006, I was watching The Biggest Loser and it motivated me so much that I began making healthy changes in my own life and losing weight. Over about six months, I lost twenty-four pounds (from 142 to 118) and I became the healthiest I have ever been. I felt SO good! […]

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The Carefree Days of Summer

I read blogs about summer all summer long. Many of them are written by mothers who feel joy because they are experiencing the magic and wonder of carefree days. Mothers who are noticing that the normal speed of their life seems to have temporary slowed down. They bask in their newfound ability to stay up […]

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Everybody Looks Bored (The New Hands-Free Law in GA)

We’ve been under a new law here in Atlanta since the first of this month and so far I’ve been pretty impressed. Everyone but a few seem to be behaving. The law (or, set of laws) pertain to driving without the use of one’s cellphone. “Hands-free” is what everyone is calling it, although I don’t know […]

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A Marriage Restored | Part One

I entered my marriage completely in love. I felt blessed to have found such an amazing man. Luckily, he also felt the same way about me! We would always be this happy. We would never be that married couple who eventually just “put up” with each other. Or worse, become so miserable that we’d separate […]

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Day in the Life | Baby Isabella (July 2018)

Isabella is six months old today! Here’s what our day was like yesterday, from her perspective: I woke up quietly, as I always do, but mama comes in to check on me regularly (she really ought to just get a video monitor) and at 9:15 she found me awake. I had been enjoying the beauty […]

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A Marriage in Trouble

Over the years, we had slowly become pretty unhappy with each other even though we had been nothing but happy at the beginning. You know, before things got real. For me, it wasn’t a matter of loving him less after those years, but I had let things change how I looked at him and they had had an effect. But […]

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