Appreciating Your Village

I have learned, developed, and appreciated so many things from all of the men and woman who were part of the tribe who raised me. I have learned to sew, to appreciate art, to dance with my husband in the kitchen, to bake, to ride a horse, drive a boat, to laugh whole heartedly, and to meditate to name a few. I have watched them juggle careers and kids, to go to school while raising a family, to deal with loss, and to show love in so many forms.

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Be Your own Advocate, Your Body Matters!

Look at that mom... what is she a size 0. I wish I could look like that. I bet she doesn't even have any stretch marks. That's what I used to say all the time. I called those women I envied a different name, but let's keep it PG rated. 

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Saying "Goodbye" to Santa

I knew it would probably be the last year that he would believe. Coming up far too quickly on 12, he was starting to question the existence of the big man in the red suit. He didn't want to sit on his lap this year, and he didn't ask for anything specific, but there were parts of him that weren't quite ready to give up the belief.

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