Category Archives: Musings

Happy Tenth Anniversary, Postpartum Progress!

  I’m a little fuzzy about the first time I stumbled upon Postpartum Progress, yet I’m certain it was long before Piper was born in October, 2011. My episodes with postpartum have blurred together, making the lines foggy for me…because I’ve … Continue reading

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Just Write: Gutted

Gutted. It’s how I feel in a papery hospital gown. I can’t stop thinking about how it’s been worn by hundreds (thousands?) of other naked people. Gutted. It’s how I feel when my braless breasts go sagging out to the … Continue reading

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A Lady in France : A Review

Jennie Goutet is not only my friend, but also the author of a brand new memoir: A Lady in France. Her book appealed to me on multiple levels, and I’ve always been drawn to Jennie’s openness and honesty when it … Continue reading

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My Inner Critic

From the second I wake up each morning until I fall asleep each night, I hear a running commentary in my head. It usually goes something like this: “You’re so freaking stupid. I can’t believe you did that.” “What is … Continue reading

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More Grammar Mistakes (a follow-up post)

  I wrote a post recently that resonated with many people: Top Eight Grammar Mistakes . It went over very well and in the comments, several of you left suggestions for other common grammar errors. So I decided it would be … Continue reading

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#AskAwayFriday With Katie Sluiter

I’m joining Katie of Sluiter Nation today for #AskAwayFriday! Below are the questions Katie gave me, and I’m answering them for all of you today. Be sure to head over to her place to read her answers to MY (burning) … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Helen Jon Design

Today, my darlings, it’s time for some FUN. It’s getting cold and dreary here in Kansas City, but my friends behind Helen Jon Design are keeping me focused on sun, summer, and all things stylish! Check out the Helen Jon … Continue reading

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Someone Like You

I’m joining Heather today for Just Write # 98. ***** Listening to Adele’s Someone Like You always makes me cry. I love the video of her walking in Paris. It’s about love, such a precarious thing. A falling, a trickling … Continue reading

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Dialogue on the Couch.

*** preface: this is a flash of my last therapy session, hence the “on the couch” reference.  yes, there is dialogue left out, but I realize this still came out sounding choppy. There was a lot of silence during the … Continue reading

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Wherein I Don a Bikini. Holy Crap.

Recently I read a post on Life’s Dewlaps (@dewlaps on twitter). And it inspired me. Made me think about what kind of role model I am for my daughters, especially when it comes to my self esteem, body image, etc. The … Continue reading

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