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I don't have any statistics to back this up (though I could totally Google that), but I think many marriages don't end with one huge calamitous event. They don't always end overnight, with one deal breaker. Marriages die a thousand deaths before they truly end. Before I go on, I want to say that my marriage is… Read More

Half Measures

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There is an episode of Breaking Bad that I can't stop thinking about. It's when one of the characters, Mike, tells Walter White, the story of half measures. In a nutshell, a woman died when she didn't have to, because Mike only took half measures, instead of going all out to protect her. His decision had… Read More

2014: A Recap

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I grabbed these questions off Leigh Ann and I believe it was originally by Rage Against The Minivan.  1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? I gave birth to twins (and you will see me talk about them a lot in this recap). 2. Did you keep your new year’s… Read More

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I wrote about the pain of ordering coffee in Malaysia, back in 2011. I'm bringing this post back because it's still true, it's funny, and it's a slice of life story that needs to be told.  ******************************************************* I don't go to Starbucks anymore (well, I did when the twins were in NICU, what with all… Read More

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There are no medals on trophies on the mantel (not that we have a mantel). No plaques or blue ribbons (or ribbons of any kind). No book spines with my name on it, and nary a byline in print. No titles like M.D., PhD, or whatever else is out there. No accolades or recognized accomplishments… Read More

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This post was inspired by Alexandra's Titles of Posts I Will Never Be Able To Write A Body For. Cupcakes Are Bad For You 10 Glitter Crafts You'll Love! 5 Favorite Artichoke Recipes 50 Ways I Love 50 Shades of Gray I Know It All, Trust Me How To Move From Blogger To WordPress How… Read More

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I feel like a fraud whenever someone says to me, wow, you're such a supermom, four kids under the age of five, blogging, writing, all the social media-ing - how do you do it? You are amazing! I am not amazing. I am an ordinary human being, who is incredibly blessed. I have help and… Read More

There Was No Wedding

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Most girls dream of their wedding day. The perfect man, the perfect dress, the perfect venue, the perfect cake, the perfect first dance, the perfect day. I am not most girls. I grew up announcing loudly to anyone who would listen that I was "never going to get married or have a wedding, pfffttt." Never… Read More

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