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Mother-Daughter Self Image

This is Ainsley's Madmen self image. She doesn't get to watch Madmen, but she hyjacked my self image, so I stepped back and  let her create herself. This is my self image. I tried to be as realistic as possible. This may say a lot about…
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Cover Letter

Dear New York Publishing Industry, I miss you since I moved to Texas during the last recession. That baby I quit my really awesome travel trade writing/editing job for is 7 and the last baby is 3.5. I want to come back. I've been doing two…
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Glamour Shot

She looks like . . . . Me. It's not me, it's a model named Lizzie Miller. But, she looks like a normal woman. One I might encounter anywhere, including in my mirror. I gasped when I saw it. In a good way. I'm not sure why I would prefer to…

Back to Routine

Today's the first day of a new school year. Ainsley is starting 2nd grade. Zack is in pre-school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, I get a lot of one-on-one time with Zack. And a little time to work uninterrupted. I decided I should just create…
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The Anti-Shocker

Hollister back to school t-shirts are inappropriate. They have sexualized messages on them. I can't even muster up any fake shock today. Sorry. Am I officially desensitized or just having an off week? Jezebel can at least still muster up…
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Lose 47 lbs in 1 Month!

Attention Moms: Lose 47 Pounds with 1 Old Rule! Have the baby! I've finally, after 3 years of toiling away on this site, made it to Internet fame. Maybe you, like many others who email me to ask if I've taken up modeling or extreme dieting,…
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Know Your Power - Book Review

I picked up a copy of Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters by Nancy Pelosi on a flight from Salt Lake City to Dallas. This book gives insight into how a housewife with five children became the first female Speaker of the House…
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Authentic Beauty

With all the Photoshopping that goes on, do you ever reflect on the beautiful women in your life and notice that it's the "flaws," freckling, variation in tone, hairlines, creases and wrinkles that make them uniquely, authentically beautiful?…