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Childless but not by choice. 5 things not to say to a childless woman

Don’t Judge Me for Being Childless

There isn't much about myself that I'm uncomfortable talking about with other people. I'll happily talk about my job, my finances, my weight, my self-esteem, my education, my faith, my marriage but one thing that makes me extremely uncomfortable is this...I'm childless.  As soon as people find out I'm childless it feels like it's nothing but questions and judgement.  I feel like I've heard it all.   "You're going to regret that one day" and/or "You're not getting any younger. … [Read More...]

Recent: Total Wellness

not special

I’m Not Special

Throughout my life I've had a lot of thoughts and feelings about myself.  One day I'll feel like I'm too fat and the next day I wonder if I'm too thin.  I'll love my long hair and then wonder if I should cut it short.  I'll hate the freckle between my eyes, hate the length of my toes, … [Read More...]

Recent: Career & Finance

Build a nest egg by saving your 5's!

Build Your Nest Egg

I used to be a great money-saver (and will be again once I'm past this whole moving / loss of job / car repair major crisis situation).  I had an emergency saving, a fun savings and a retirement savings.  I was able to do it all because someone once gave me a great piece of financial … [Read More...]

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Childless but not by choice. 5 things not to say to a childless woman

Don’t Judge Me for Being Childless

There isn't much about myself that I'm uncomfortable talking about with other people. I'll happily talk about my job, my finances, my weight, my self-esteem, my education, my faith, my marriage but one thing that makes me extremely uncomfortable is this...I'm childless.  As soon as people find out I'm childless it feels like it's nothing but questions and judgement.  I feel like I've … [Read More...]

Best 2014 Winter Coats for Petite Women from Nordstrom and ModCloth

The Perfect Winter Coat for Petites

I received the worst news tonight!  It seems as though the cold weather may be rolling in soon and I'm not quite yet fully prepared.  Honestly, I lived in south Florida until a few months ago and my closet is still full of dresses and open-toed shoes.  I haven't yet gotten my mind wrapped around the idea of pants, coats and boots.  I've browsed online a little bit to … [Read More...]

Does Your Marriage Have a Dealbreaker?

Does Your Marriage Have a Deal-Breaker?

A couple of days ago I received the exciting news that my previous post, "Why Your Crush on My Husband is Not Ok" inspired a Washington DC reporter, Sarah Fraser, to cover the article and take it to the streets to ask if expressing a crush on a married man is ever ok.  The opinions were mixed (and you can watch her video at the end of this post) but one thing that really stood out to me … [Read More...]

My favorite dog costumes for Halloween

Halloween Costumes for Your Dog

In 2010 when I first moved in with my husband I wanted so badly to dress our little chihuahua up for Halloween.  He's only 7lbs and I couldn't help but think of all of the cute things he could be - a pirate, a taco, a vampire.  I wanted to buy him a costume and go to the pet-friendly Halloween events but my husband really wasn't up for dressing up the dog so I didn't persist.  I did … [Read More...]

SURVIVING

Sticks, Stones and Words Do Hurt Me

Anytime I hear that childish chant, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" I cringe a little bit inside because it's not true.  As children we know that but we shout it anyway with hope that if we scream it loud enough we can convince ourselves that it's true, that the mean words we are hearing really don't affect us, but they do.  The hurt us and … [Read More...]