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Health & Fitness

Week I don’t even know anymore

It’s official: I am down 30 pounds overall. I haven’t done my measurements yet. I haven’t had that kind of success. Ever. It feels really good. And I’ve done it in such a way that I’ve really worked on retraining my brain to make healthier choices with my food, while also trying to be more […]

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Health & Fitness Personal

Week 9: Or not

I basically took this whole week off. From the food and the exercising. And life without headaches. Seriously, I’ve had one pretty much every day for the past 10 days. And I think technically it’s only been 2 or 3 different headaches. I started seeing a new doctor this week and presented her with a […]

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Health & Fitness

Week 8: And the reason is you

I’m changing things up this week. Instead of writing about the specific successes and setbacks of the week, I wanted to write a little bit about my reason for doing this. The fitness plan, the nutrition plan, the writing… there’s a reason for it. Despite the technical goal of this program, I’m not doing this […]

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Week 7: What does success really look like?

For most people on a weight loss program, success is defined solely by the number on the scale. That’s how it used to be for me, too. But is that really fair to ourselves? I’m counting this past week as a success, even though I gained a little bit. Here’s why: This was the second […]

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Babies Personal Philosophical

What’s a parenting “fact” no one seems to acknowledge?

It’s not that no one acknowledges this, but I don’t think it can ever be fully expressed and understood until you are a parent: it’s really, really hard. It changes your entire sense of self and what life is and can be like. If you’re like me and never pictured yourself having children, it can […]

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Babies Personal

How did you show your child love today?

Well, we’re not quite done with the day yet, so I’m sure there will be more acts of love yet to come. So far today, though, it has been a day of comforting my Henry bear and cheering on Lucas as he finally starts to work on this walking business.

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Babies

If you could have a parenting do-over, what would it be?

I really don’t think I have one at this point. Now, I’m saying I’m perfect by any stretch of the imagination. But we are only just starting to get into the parenting phase. Up until now, it’s just been the “keep the tiny humans alive” phase. Now that the boys are starting to really play […]

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How is your mom-esteem right now?

Honestly? It’s OK. The boys are happy and healthy. They are developing new skills every day. We are coping with the milk issues. Lucas is doing OK with the soy milk; Henry is not. So we’re trying some other options and hopefully something will work out. Now, self-esteem in general? That’s a different bag of […]

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Babies Personal Philosophical

I love seeing my child (blank)

Grow. Thrive. Play. Be happy. This time last year, we were facing definite hernia surgery for Lucas and Henry was probably about half-way through his battle with necrotizing enterocolitis. I had no idea what their future held or when they would be coming home.

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If you could acquire a talent (without any extra effort), what would it be?

The ability to make all the trolls on social media quiet down. Or make them be nicer. I’ve always known not to pay much attention to comments on Post and Courier stories and accounts, but the past week has really shown off some of the worst attacks I have ever seen. It’s amazing what people […]