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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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5 Ways to Let Girls Know They Are Beautiful

Recently I read an article about how girls get complimented by adults on their appearance about a gazillion to one compared to boys, while boys are more likely to get complimented on their abilities and talents. read more

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I'm Not Worth It

In the mothering years that surrounded that day, my wardrobe suffered seriously. After all those pregnancy/post-pregnancy stages, I couldn’t bring myself to spend money on clothes for myself or for my changing body. read more

be you, bravely

The Courage Keys

"You seem alive right now. It's like I'm seeing the real you." Those words sunk deep. I'd had one of those moments that made my soul come alive, like the moment was created just for me. read more

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Fights

I glared over at Derek sitting on my college futon that acted as the apartment’s central piece of furniture. I softly laughed, hoping that would break the tension. We couldn’t come to the phone right now, that was for sure; we weren’t in the mood to talk to anyone. read more