Being Good Enough

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At least once a month I write a piece for Aiming Low’s Miss Unlimited. I write about a myriad of things. Relationships. Being yourself. Confidence. My mission is to inspire. To give hope. To let those young girls know that everything they are going through, all the awkward and difficult stuff, I’ve gone through too. [...]

The Christmas Win

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On average during the Christmas season, about five times a day I read the suggestion to “simplify and enjoy the holidays” by “lowering my expectations” and “focusing on the meaning of the season.”  This wisdom is usually followed with a detailed explanation of how to make my own popsicle stick manager scene and give myself [...]

Everything You Need to Know in Life you Can Learn from Dogs

Me? ME? Certainly not. It was the...dog.

I’m a dog person. Scratch that, I’m the Crazy Dog Lady. I’ve often maintained I like dogs more than people. WHAT? It’s true. I have good reasons for this, naturally. You can learn everything you need to know in life from dogs. Like how to act like decent human beings. Don’t believe me? I’ve prepared [...]

Can I Get A Witness?

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So we are in a bit of a game with a bunch of friends from the beer league. It’s called Conky The Drunken Gnome Game and the rules are basically that if you find Conky on your doorstep you have two days to get him to one of the other player’s doorsteps or you have [...]

What We Can Learn From Parks and Rec

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I’m a huge fan of the television show Parks and Rec. If you are unfamiliar with it, it’s a comedy on NBC that is shot documentary style, like The Office. It follows the lives of the Parks and Rec department of Pawnee, Indiana. Not only is it a very funny (without a laugh track) show, [...]

I Don’t Always Think Ahead

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I went to the hunt camp the other day with Blue. We had to take the new used lawnmower up and cut a bit of wood for the winter. No one really wants to trudge through three or four feet of snow to thaw out the icicle of a cabin, but I’m hoping that this [...]

Earth Mother, I Am Not.

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At 25 weeks pregnant, many women are nesting, researching, and preparing their loved ones for the birth of their little miracle. The internet has allowed once lost birth practices to infiltrate their way back into modern day life, and many women are delighted to find ways to return to natural, peaceful delivery and child-rearing methods. [...]

Thanksgiving Rant

  I hate Thanksgiving. Men love the holiday: wake up, sit on couch, swill booze, watch football, stuff gaping piehole, retreat to couch.T-day is dandy by them. Females? Not so much. Especially if, like me, you are a  foodie female. I mean, Thanksgiving is all about food. Fuck family and fuck togetherness; it’s about food, [...]

Cranberry Macadamia White Chocolate Popcorn

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Looking for the perfect snack for an upcoming holiday gathering that has the perfect sweet and salty combo? Look no further!  Check out this super easy recipe to make your own Cranberry Macadamia White Chocolate Popcorn. Your guests will be blown away by the creativity and won’t be able to stop munching.  But I don’t [...]

The Blog Post That Wasn’t

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Just your average weekday afternoon with a looming post deadline. I can DO THIS. I can write my post for Aiming Low.  No sweat. I’m pretending my daughter is napping and have ALL THE PLAYDOH strewn out across our dining room table for my son. It should keep him busy for at least 8 minutes. [...]

CAUTION: The News Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

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I have a love/hate thing with the news. I’m not talking about politics on the cable news networks, but the nightly network news.  I consider myself a responsible grown up.  I keep up with all the happenings around the globe. I bone up on the latest injustices and horrors going on around the planet.  Usually Anderson [...]

Are Relationships All We Have?

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One of my friends, named Hungry Joe, died about a year ago. He was one of the most brilliant (maybe the) men I have ever met. He was afflicted, most likely, with Aspergers. He had a difficult time communicating except through metaphor. For years (and I mean over a dozen), he slept on rooftops in [...]