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The first 16 years of my period were as beautiful as they could be.  No major cramps.  No super big mood swings.  Four days and done.  I stayed off birth control after my second birth and Mark had a vasectomy. And then the Red Devil began to gnash it’s teeth.  It’s almost as if he […]

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I was incredibly thin as a girl.  Plus I ran cross country and track (not very well I’ll add).  These two things were explained as a reason why I had not started my period at 15.5.  My 13-month-younger sister started two years prior (she hid it for a year and then it became regular).  I wasn’t worried […]

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  From an early age, women are conditioned to feel shame. Your knees are too big for that skirt. You’re talented, but don’t get too vocal about it because it will make those not talented feel bad. Oh no… I can see the outline of  my first bra through this shirt.  It’s summer so I can’t wear a sweater.  I guess I’ll […]

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Dear Ladies… I just wanted to thank you again for this weekend.  I got home to a super clean house (always a plus) and lots of questions from the boys.  All of a sudden my emotions caught up to me.  My eyes filled with tears.  And this continues to happen when I think about the […]

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Disclaimer: This post was written by a very lazy middle age woman.  One who hates to work-out.  What does she hate more than that?  Really hot temperatures and humidity.  But what does she hate the most?  When those three things slam into each and make her sweat an obscene amount.  Please take all that into […]

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Photography gave me something which was a Gateway to a bigger key. Photography was an adult first: an instant satisfaction. A reminder that I was good at Something. Growing up, drawing did that. I was good at something simply to be good at it.  It gave me joy for the sake of being joyful.  Nothing […]

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