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The Most Deserving Man I Know…

Every year, one of our local radio stations does a 12 Days of Christmas bit. Listeners can nominate themselves or someone they know who could use a hand up and win $1000. For us, like many people, the holidays can be hard. We are a single income family of 5 and my husband works as hard as he can for us. Continue reading “The Most Deserving Man I Know…”

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The Straw That Broke the (Fat) Camel’s Back

This is not going to be another one of those “My History of Weight Loss” posts, because I have already done that. You can read it here:

https://mylifeloveadventure.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/trying-to-lose-weight-and-get-healthy-again/ Continue reading “The Straw That Broke the (Fat) Camel’s Back”

A Letter About Surrogacy…

Dearest Hubby,

As you know, Surrogacy is something that I have had in my heart and on my mind for quite some time now. When it first came up years ago, you were on board. Years have passed since then and it is something that keeps coming up for me. We have had a few conversations about it, and I never feel quite like you understand where I am coming from. So I thought maybe if I write it out, I can better get my point across. Continue reading “A Letter About Surrogacy…”

Finding My Happy

A few days ago, I got around to watching a movie that had been on my watch list for a while now: Mom’s Night Out. It’s not a popular movie, I first saw the preview for it a couple of months back when hubby and I rented another random movie from Redbox. I thought it looked good. Then one of my friends posted on Facebook that she had just watched it and really enjoyed the message it had. Continue reading “Finding My Happy”

Trying to Lose Weight and Get Healthy (again!)

I have struggled with my weight pretty much my whole life. As a child I was chubby. As a teenager I still carried some extra weight around, though I did play softball from age 10 to 17. My first time dieting and losing weight was when I was 19 for my sister’s wedding. When I was 20 I had Bug, and for the last 10 years my weight has been up and down. My last attempt at losing weight and becoming healthier started almost 2 years ago, in October 2012.

Continue reading “Trying to Lose Weight and Get Healthy (again!)”

The Rejected Article That Started This Blog

A couple of weeks ago when I first decided to start writing again, this was the first piece I wrote. I had just come home from an afternoon out with the kids and I sat down and busted this out. I thought it was good. I did something out of my comfort zone and look a leap: I submitted it to Scary Mommy. After a few days of waiting, I got a response back: good piece, but not what they were looking for. After feeling a little defeated, that’s when I decided to start this blog. I keep thinking about this piece and how I can make changes and additions, but I won’t. It was my first jump back into writing and I just need to sit back and let it be. So here it is… Continue reading “The Rejected Article That Started This Blog”

To Those Who Say Young Love Doesn’t Last…

I’ve got news for you: it does.

Sure, maybe not in all cases, but in our case, it does. And it will continue to last until my last breath.

Hubby and I met young: I was 19 and he was a week shy of 25. And we met on a blind date!! It’s not like we knew each other and there was a connection. Oh no. It was full on this dude is a complete stranger and I have no idea what I am walking into. But, here we are, 11 years, 3 kids, 1 dog, and a house later, still going strong! Continue reading “To Those Who Say Young Love Doesn’t Last…”

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