Dear Cigarettes: I Get it, You Win.

Until almost 5 years ago I didn’t know what life could be like without you. You have had a hold on my family since the day I was born. My first breathes in my home were filled with you so it’s no wonder why I turned to you in an attempt to feel older, cooler when I was 12. You were everywhere, in my house, in my parent’s car, in their hands; you have been slowly destroying all of us my entire life.

I never really knew what food tasted like, what flowers actually smelt like, I never smelt the grass or the ocean because you took that all away from me through them and later I helped you do it to myself. You sucked every joy from me for almost 35 years; joys I didn’t even know existed because you were always there.
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Response to This Modest Mom’s Disney Boycott

Mommy blogger Brooke otherwise known as “This Modest Mom” is a Christian woman with “conservative opinions”. Yesterday she posted a blog about cancelling her “$6000 Disney World Vacation” and boycotting due to a scene in the new live action movie Beauty and The Beast. I couldn’t get through the warning  before I had to stop myself from compulsively banging me head on my desk. As Henry says, she was making my eye twitch. So instead I decide to write my own blog response to it.
Let’s go through some of this shall we:
“…but I love all people, no matter your race, ethnicity, political beliefs and/or lifestyle choices.”
Being LGBT is not a “lifestyle choice”! Just like she didn’t choose to be born white and I did not choose to be born bi-racial; gay people didn’t choose who they were attracted to, as Ms. Gaga would say they were born that way.
“… if you boycott all the things that support an agenda you don’t agree with, you’d have nothing.”
An agenda by definition is “an underlying often ideological plan or program a political agenda.” Let’s go back to my first point….you are born gay! It is not a religion, or ideology, program or political agenda…the Gay community isn’t going to try and convert anyone, unlike this blogger and her on-ward Christian soldiers.
 

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Diary of a Working Mom: Finding a Healthier Me

 

I am going to be brutally honest, I am completely overweight and out of shape! I have been since I had my son. I was the girl at the gym 5-6 days a week on and off throughout my 20s and 30s and now I am the mom on the couch after a long day at work and doing “mom stuff”. It’s not an excuse, it’s a fact. I made the decision to put my kid, my family and my career first and the price was the expansion of my ass and stomach.

I like to pretend I’m OK with it, but I hate looking at myself in the mirror if it goes “Tits down”. I have Rubbermaid bins full of clothes that I swear I am going to fit back into if it kills me because I refuse to buy any more clothes at the size I am at. I used to love when my husband hugged me from behind and now I run away from it scared he will touch my flabby stomach or one day his arms just won’t fit around me anymore. Continue reading