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From Struggling, To Striving, To Thriving

There were so many times in my life where I have struggled. I mean really, truly, intense struggles. For a good part of 2012 I was feeding my family from the food bank. We were in deep. To say that I was stressed would be an incredible understatement. I…
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In the Face of Newton, CT Tragedy: Turn Towards the Light

I wish I had something poignant and comforting to say about today's tragedy. I don't. There is no explanation, so I won't search for one. I will turn away from the dark, not indulging in the media frenzy or the useless hypothesizing about…
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Change My Life: I Don't Want My Child To Ever Feel _____.

I don't want my child to ever feel . . . . . . bullied. . .  . unloved. . . . like they have to ______. . . . ugly. . . . not good enough to ______.  . . . left out.  . . . sexualized.  . . . objectified.  . . . scared. . . .…
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Book Review: Bullied

BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear  is written by Carrie Goldman. Goldman was prompted to write this book after her daughter, Katie, was teased for carrying a Star Wars lunch box to school.…
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Change My Life: I Have Been Suicidal, Today I'm Not

Like many, many people I have been suicidal. As a teenager, but most severely with post partum depression after Ainsley was born. Though last year was pretty rough. Maybe the best way to say it is that every time I'm experiencing it is the worst…
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Law of Attraction & Relationships: 50 Shades of Being Treated Like Shit is Hot (Grey)

So I bought Fifty Shades of Grey, the chick porn series that is flying off the shelves. Professional, strong women are getting all hot and bothered by hideously lazy and trite writing and messages even worse than Twilight. I read a…
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Soul Path: Shit Skinny Girls Deal With

Since I had the babies and have been on a journey to get back to my optimal weight by improving my lifestyle, learning to love exercise and eating consciously and intuitively I've learned a lot about my body. Since getting a thyroid condition…
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10 Tips for Kid Facebook Safety

  I've noticed a new trend — younger and younger kids are on Facebook and they are trying to Friend me. At times these kids are as young as 8 and they are usually kids of my friends or relatives or friends of Ainsley's. I don't…