Lent 2012: Renew. Restart. Rejuvenate. Rejoice. Respond.

  Here we are, another Lent season upon us. I have always enjoyed Lent as a time to refocus my life and gain spiritual perspective. It is a time for contemplation and reflection and also action. This year, I decided that my Lenten season would be spent with 5 specific goals in mind. 1. Renew: … Continue reading

Why Does It Matter? There’s No Hope Anyway…Right? WRONG!

When asked, I am generally a “glass half full” person. I try to stay inspired and I do believe that the world can change. During my reading challenge so far, I have read many memoirs of people who have gone through hell and back and have lived to tell about it and have used their … Continue reading

Occupy Beauty! A letter from 31:26:36

Hey y’all! It’s me, the one you call your “skinny friend.” Yeah, yeah, it’s meant in love. Whatever. I’m used to it. Let’s finally have it out, shall we? Sizeism is running rampant and we are perpetuating it within ourselves. Don’t believe me? Check this out: What is your first reaction to this photo? It … Continue reading

You Are Cordially Invited…to a Chicken Pox Exposure Party. Please RSVP.

OK. So my invite didn’t say that. It actually said: “Carly* has the chicken pox and we wanted to invite you over for a pox party tomorrow morning from 9am-noon for some controlled exposure and snacks and fun! Let me know if you guys can make it, we’d love to see you!” *name has been … Continue reading

The Pregnancy Pact: A Reaction

This is from my old pregnancy/infant blog and I am slowly but surely combining the two! Original post date: January 2010 I just watched the “Pregnancy Pact” movie on Lifetime and I don’t know what to think. Not really. I mean, its spurs such a variety of emotions in me. I am flabbergasted as to … Continue reading

Traditional or Liberated? Stress, Women and June Cleaver.

Recently, I got pretty sick. Not your standard fall flu but drop-down, exhaustion, migraine, emotionally-draining sick. I was told by the lovely little Dougie Houser M.D. that it was something related to an “Acute Stress Reaction.” (I still don’t know what that is!) He recommended that I do my best to remove some stress from … Continue reading

Baby Names: Unpacking the “Youneek” Trends ;)

I have a kid. Maybe, you have a kid too. 😉 I am willing to bet you probably know a few kids. If you are expecting, have had a kid recently, are around kids, OR are just a name-observer you probably have noticed that trends in baby naming have gotten a little out of hand. … Continue reading

Friendcycle: Navigating Grownup Friendships.

There comes a time when people who have been in your life for years simply no longer have a place. It’s a passage of time. A growing older. A realization that what we once had in common has been replaced with an illusion that isn’t worth it anymore to maintain. We change, we grow apart, … Continue reading

I am NOT the 99%. A Reaction to “Occupy This” Movements

For the last month or so the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has been making waves across the country and the world.  Citizens, upset at corporate bailouts and lack of fiscal accountability, a strangling job market, and the state of the world economically in general have taken to the streets to protest. Along with these citizens, … Continue reading

Beauty and the Boobs: A Conversation.

If you clicked here to see some sort of intense cleavage shot. Fail.   Anyway. This post is about breasts and beauty. Obviously written from the point of an adult female who does, in fact, have her own set and inspired in part by a radio-commercial that I heard on my way home from shopping … Continue reading

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