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honestly

Lipstick on a New Mom

After three days of caring for a new human on almost no sleep and with zero experience, my confidence was gone. I smiled weakly back at the stranger. If the lipstick wasn’t right for me, I was too tired to care. read more

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The Be Brave 2014 Kissing Challenge

There’s nothing like a good kiss, and yet some married couples choose to opt out. These couples may swap a quick before-ya-go or welcome-home-but-get-out-of-my-way-because-I’m-busy kiss, but beyond that, kissing has become a lost art. Where did all the kisses go!?!! read more

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You Are Already Living Brave

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