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Mother’s Day For Women Struggling With Fertility…

I never got to full-on be a mom. After years of trying to get pregnant, my first and only pregnancy ended in a miscarriage and after even more years of trying, it never quite worked out. This time of year, especially, is difficult for me. I realize in my heart that Mother’s Day is literally …

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Confession: I Cry When I’m Angry, And It’s As Annoying As It Sounds

I stood in front of the bank teller waiting for them to explain how it would take ten days to return $300 that they freely admitted was an error on their part and then I was crying. Red, hot, embarrassing tears. Snot. The whole nine yards. My heart was pounding, my face probably very red, …

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The Reason I Will Never Criticize Myself In Front Of My Daughter Again

We all think our kids are the most beautiful ever, but mine really is. She’s ten and has this long, blonde hair, huge pool-water blue eyes, and a smile that she must have stolen from her dad…because it’s the same smile that made me fall in love with him. And smart? This kid remembers just …

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Part Of Me Still Wants To Show Off A Rockin’ “After” Bod To The Bullies I Went To School With…

As a teenager one of my biggest obsessions were those afternoon talk shows. Ricky, Maury, and Oprah were my besties, and my favorite shows were the big reveal shows: the ones where someone who used to be an ugly duckling came on and surprised some creep-o they went to high school with by showing what …

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If Motherhood Is A Gift, What Exactly Is The Return Policy?

Don’t get me wrong. I love being a mom. Most of the time. Most of the time it’s the greatest thing ever. Most of the time I look at those beautiful blue eyes and think, “Wow. You’re the coolest kid alive.” But I didn’t give birth to her. And since she is ten, she likes …

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I didn’t get to spend Easter with my Family

I didn’t get to spend Easter with my family, and it was more emotional than I ever thought it would be. Every holiday I find myself dreading going to family events. They’re crowded and being the only single, childless person there puts me in this ‘odd man out’ place that somehow feels worse Because I’m …

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I Accidentally Brushed My Teeth With Desitin…

I’m a bright woman. If you’re reading this, you probably are, too. So know that I’m not writing this with pride, but with the great chagrin that comes from doing absolutely dumb-dumb things from time to time and feeling like we have to get them off our chests. My most recent dumb-dumb thing? I brushed …

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How I Became An Accidental Animal Hoarder

A couple of years ago I spent about two weeks laid up in the hospital and became completely obsessed with the show Hoarders. It’s one of the most disturbing and mesmerizing shows on television and all I could think at the time was, “I might be super sick, but at least my bathroom doesn’t look like …

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5 Reasons Why Trump Is The WORST PRESIDENT EVER!

It’s all over Facebook: Donald Trump is the WORST PRESIDENT EVER! And if Facebook says it’s so, it Must be so! I mean, look at the hair, that alone is an affront to nature. And what’s up with the orange…like, has no one told him or something? He’s the worst! And we’ve all seen the …

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When You Feel Like A Foodie, But You Can’t Cook

The internet has ruined my expectations of what food is supposed to look like. Before all of these amazing food artists came out of the woodwork I always thought ‘I’ was an amazing food artist. Seriously, there are things I can make with ketchup that you wouldn’t even Believe. But, the internet. And while some …

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About The Time I Cried Because My Sandwich Had Mustard

I hate mustard. Mustard is the sauce of the devil. So, when I finally sat down at the end of the day to eat a meal with my family, and I tasted the evil satan-mustard, I cried. Today, I cried over a sandwich. But you know what? It wasn’t about the sandwich. I was overworked and …

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How Having A Housekeeper Saved My Marriage…

First off, June Cleaver is a freakin’ liar. No one smiles that much after spending all day cleaning their house, taking care of kids, and somehow creating a dinner fit for magazine covers. No. In fact, if she were real and expected to do all that she’d probably be crying in a corner by 4:00 and …

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Why Super Bowl Sunday is Just Like Any Other Day at My House…{#SmallButPowerful}

This post is sponsored by Socialstars and Tide, however all opinions are my own. #SmallButPowerful So, here we sit on yet another Super Bowl Sunday, and my family has no plans to watch, attend watching parties, or have anything to do with it at all, really. It’s weird, I live in Texas, and am totally …

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Gas Station Teddy Bears And Fat Guys In Diapers – Why I Don’t Give A Fig About Valentine’s Day

I do not like Valentine’s Day. I am not one of those women who doesn’t like Valentine’s Day because she doesn’t have someone to spend it with. Quite the contrary, in fact, I have a husband that would spend the entire day with me, buy me fancy gifts, candy, and flowers. But, I asked him …

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This Woman Drew What We’re All Thinking…And It’s AMAZING!

Reddit user bpwwhirl asked his wife to draw a picture of what’s on her mind. And…it’s a lot. And…it’s amazing. Basically, it’s the same things that are on all of our minds, I guess I’d just never seen it in picture form before… Yes, yes, yes, to all of this. Throw in a little bit about …

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20 Times I Really Wish Someone Else Could Adult For Me…

It’s not that I need to live with my mom or anything, but there are definitely times Someone should be the adult of me. Like the last time I dated a guy and wanted to break up with him, it would have been nice for someone else to step in and say, “Mary can’t play …

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Got Your Powerball Numbers? Here’s What $1.3 Billion Can Buy You…

That dream of one day having enough money to make all of your problems go away is never as prominent as when there’s the potential for a huge lottery win on the horizon. This Saturday’s Powerball drawing saw not a single person walking away with a ton of cash, meaning that the next drawing comes with a …

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Why I’m Not Making A New Year’s Resolution To Lose Weight

Every year I face this challenge of what should my New Year’s resolutions be. I know a lot of people choose not to make any, but for me it’s something I’ve always enjoyed and looked forward to. But what I realized last year is that I always make these resolutions knowing full well there’s a …

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Organize Your Home with Shelving Units

So you know that thought experiment/icebreaker question about what three things you’d save if your house was on fire, assuming your family and pets were already safe? You’ve probably thought about the answer to that question before, but answer me this, dear reader: Do you even know where those three things are in your house …

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Please Stop Inviting Me To Your Baby Showers

Every time I find out a friend of mine is pregnant, I feel a moment of intense happiness and sheer pain all in the same breath. “Oh my goodness,” I exclaim, the ecstatic feelings winning out. “When are you due?” And then we start gushing together and share in that intimately happy moment of knowing …

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Organize Your Life Using a Paper Planner

With the smart phones, tablets and laptops and available to us nowadays, you’d think the human race would have figured out a decent way to keep ourselves organized on a day-to-day basis. If your life is chaos and you feel like there’s no time to get everything done in a day, it might be time to organize your …

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I Won’t See My Family This Christmas, And That’s Okay

For a lot of reasons that are the fault of so many different people, I am not on speaking terms with my family. Most of them have unfriended me on Facebook, I don’t get birthday wishes on my wall or cards in the mail anymore from them. This is my life, and there isn’t anything …

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What It’s Like To Have Coffee With Your Ex-Husband

Coffee with your ex-husband is an art. I’ve been divorced for several years now, my ex-husband and I have moved on and both have serious significant others. It’s pretty safe to say we are over most of the emotion that comes with ending a marriage, and are now just committed to giving our daughter the best …

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Ways To Get Time For Yourself During The Holidays

I totally get it. It’s that time of year when we are supposed to be reflecting on life, love, and all that is good, and instead you are standing in line at 4am waiting on the latest TickleMe-Hover-Poke-Furby and wishing you’d worn more sensible shoes. This is the month when we, as moms, completely forget …

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When You Have To Poop At A Friend’s House…

It all starts out casual. Your child gets invited to a playdate and the mom has wine and cheese set out for all the other parents. Pretty much best mom ever, ammiright? So everyone’s laughing, and sipping, and you swallow that third bite of brie when it hits. The urge. You look around. It’s okay. You’re …

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8 Times Christmas is Actually the Worst

The holiday season is a time of joyous celebration, of giving, and of time spent with family. It reminds us all what it means to put others before ourselves. There is nothing more rewarding than to see the look on a child’s face on Christmas morning as the wrapping paper flies across the room, or the smiles …

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How I Got All My Christmas Shopping Done At Once

Here’s the thing– I LOVE giving gifts to all my friends, but with shopping for the kids, I don’t have time to worry about finding super cool presents to get for everyone else. So, I came up with the most foolproof plan I have ever come up with. It’s How I Got All My Christmas Shopping …

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5 Natural Products to Help You Feel Better

When sickness calls, the first thing on your mind is getting better as quickly as possible. That my friend, is entirely normal because NONE of us like being sick and nobody has the time to sit around being sick all day. So most of us rush to the nearest drug store to purchase a bunch of medication that …

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You’re The Reason Your Kid Hates Vegetables

It’s seven o’clock at night. Dinner has been over for an hour, homework has to be done, baths have to be taken, and it’s almost time for bed…yet, you and your littlest are still sitting at the kitchen table locked in an eye-to-eye all out combat over that one bite of broccoli he refuses to …

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Why My Candy (and yours) Will Never See Halloween

Every year I go through the same thing…and so do you. Here’s the 100% honest reason why my candy (and yours) will never see Halloween. Why do we do it to ourselves—give in to the temptation of buying those delectable bite-size bits over-flowing on store shelves weeks before Halloween? We know the baby Butterfingers aren’t for …

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5 Ways To Drive Yourself Crazy Super Duper Fast

We overachievers like to be the best at everything. As a result, we’re also the best at driving ourselves crazy, like, super duper fast. I’m not talking normal person speeds of maybe overreaching a little on our schedules…I’m talking full on, sobbing in the closet, eating ice cream out of the carton break-downs. Now, maybe …

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10 Ways to Improve Oral Health

Disclosure: This is sponsored by Trident. The opinions expressed remain 100% my own. Oral health is so important. According to the American Dental Hygienists Association, 80% of the U.S. population has some form of periodontal gum disease which means not enough people are taking care of their mouths properly. It could be a lack of …

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My Secret For Looking Organized When I’m Really Not…

I’ll be the first to admit, I am not as organized as I seem. Yeah my house is clean whenever my boys haven’t crushed fruity pebbles into the carpet but the organized part is deceiving. Why you ask? Well, I have a secret. A DEEP DEEP DARK secret and I can’t tell you. Okay, I can. My …

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How I Actually Get Stains Out of Clothes

Everyone in my house is messy. I’ve more than once spilled an entire container of spaghetti all over my shirt. When my daughter was younger, I wouldn’t even buy her white clothes because stains were way too hard to get out of them. That’s why I am so excited about working with OxiClean today to …

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Why I Have Trouble Sleeping Every Single Night

Insomnia is no joke. Like, sure, I’m sure there are funny insomnia jokes out there, like, “I never get tired of telling insomnia jokes…” Think about it. Thiiiink about it. Seriously though, here is the true and 100% fact-filled reason Why I Have Trouble Sleeping Every Single Night. Me, all day, every day: I. Need. …

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And Then My Phone Ran out of Memory Again

Here I am snapping along, taking pictures of my kid and her friends, instagramming my latest meal, making a movie of my cat playing with a yarn ball, when bam… Out of Memory. I bought the biggest phone they had, with the most storage available and still it’s not enough memory for my “must video …

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Refresh Your Look to Go Back to Work After Baby

When you’ve had a baby, a lot has changed. I mean, you’ve been off work for 3, 4 or even 6 weeks (LOVE the 6-weeks off!) and, hopefully, you didn’t even have to wear make-up once during that entire mini-baby-cation. But, chances are, you need to Refresh Your Look to Go Back to Work After Baby. …

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5 Easy Ways to Cope with Sensitive Teeth After Pregnancy

Maybe I’m totally weird, but my teeth are really sensitive little creatures. They seem to get fussy over the littlest things. During my pregnancy, they were really fine and I rolled through my morning sickness phase with no issues. But then, as soon as baby was born–oh, the sensitivity! So, I’m on the war-path with 5 …

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Vaginal vs. C-Section {what each was like for me}

I don’t have many scary things that happen in my life–I’m like the most vanilla person ever. Excitement for me is just fun stuff, never frightening. Until I was on the verge of bringing a baby into the world. My entire pregnancy experience (both times) was a horrible roller coaster. But the worst, the climax …

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Watch The Weight Melt Off With This One Easy Dieting Trick!

I feel as if my whole life has been a dieting journey. As a little girl, I never lost the baby fat (my mom is such a liar!), and being a bookworm certainly didn’t help me lose anything through high school or college. Pretty soon life started and somehow I just never figured out that …

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The Advice First Time Dads Need To Hear

Men prep. Every day of our lives we are preparing for something. We can’t make a decision without prep being in the step. I’ve spent my life prepping. I might be buying tools for any situation, or ammo for the zombie apocalypse, or keeping old car parts for recycled use. Being a First Time Dad, here’s …

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{Letting Go} 5 Keys to Moving on After Divorce

Few things in life are as difficult to recover from as divorce. This is especially true when there are children involved. Whether you wanted it or not, there are things you have to tackle if you want to live a happy and fulfilled life after your divorce. While the road to happiness may seem long, …

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5 Totally Fun Ways to Lose Weight and Feel Awesome!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have little or no patience when it comes to losing weight and being healthier. It can be like the worst thing EVER if it’s a drag. But I’m not messing around this year with un-fun, …

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10 Things Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Hear from You…

There’s a little insecurity running around in every pregnant woman–no matter how well she hides it. And here’s your instructions, world, on how to handle giving her the little bit of support she needs. Find your role. Fill it. That’s all I’m asking. No really. My first pregnancy was scary. This second one has been …

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10 Floor Cleaning Hacks I Can’t Live Without

There’s nothing I hate more than cleaning before a holiday party-or just cleaning in general. And cleaning the floors can be the worst chore of them all! I’m not kidding. My floor took notes from this floor-then they shared a cry-session. That’s why I hunted the internet-verse and found these 10 Floor Cleaning Hacks I Can’t …

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The Stress Of Being The ‘Go To’ Gal

I love that people depend on me. I mean, it’s one of my favorite things in the world that I’m able to be there for people and help them with their daily, well, whatevers. But, sometimes it stretches me so thin I feel like a rubberband about to pop. It’s like everyone wants everything all at …

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Am I greener than I used to be?

So… I was sitting around last night thinking about this… I wouldn’t consider myself particularly ‘green.’ Oh, don’t get me wrong. I think it’s a cool concept, and one I wouldn’t mind getting involved in, I am just kind of lazy, and green seems to take a lot of work. But, I started thinking about …

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Unloading the Dishwasher….

Unloading the dishwasher is one of those stupid things that you have to do ALL the time and feel like you are never done doing it… unless you get ahead of it… If you get up in the morning EVERY morning and spend eight mintues unloading the dishwasher, then you don’t have to worry about …

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