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  Up until age 12, I was skinny. I’m talking beanpole skinny. I had a barely there butt, zero point zero hips and wore slim jeans forever and a day (my favorite were the ones with the roller skates applique with REAL laces on the pockets.) I see my youngest child and he is built just like my daughter when she was his age. Abs for days and arms and legs like a colt. But you know what I used to say when people commented about...

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  I did a FB live session a couple of weeks ago about five healthy habits you can start for your family. One of the first things I talked about was cutting out sugar. It seems if it is processed, there’s a good chance it contains sugar: high fructose corn syrup which they try to mask by calling it corn sugar, dextrose, sucrose, glucose, yada, yada, yada. Keeping the sugar out of my kids’ bodies is an EVERY DAY...

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  Earlier this week, I let my son put a damper on my Monday morning. He didn’t complete some homework over the weekend in which we had six hours traveling in the car that didn’t occur to him as the ideal time to get it done. He finished it before school on Monday morning but he was late…by a lot, and I let it get to me. I was ready to get started on my list of things to accomplish that morning…wait, no I...

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My journey into middle life began with more of a face plant rather than the graceful pirouette I had been practicing. It was an oh, shit moment I had when I realized my life may well be half over and I began asking myself questions like: Am I living my the way I supposed to? What the hell am I working towards? Shit, I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!  Oh my gawwd, what have I been DOING all this time? Looking...

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As many of you may know, I’m in a self-improvement phase of sorts. I’d like to think of it as enlightenment leading to contentment. My last post put it all out there so now I’ve nothing left to hide. I figured the only people really reading my blog at this point are friends or friends of friends so that’s okay. I knew what vulnerability was. Or so I thought. During my time in the Skinny Dip Society Immersion...

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Have you ever had something come into your life exactly when you needed it? Some of my regular readers will remember a couple my posts last year when I wrote about where my life was headed (or not headed), questioned my existence, and even felt like I was living the real life movie Groundhog’s Day . Enter Lindsey Mead. Lindsey wrote a guest post for this blog tour with the name Skinny Dip Society attached. Lindsey talked about...

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