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My Total Truth #7 – Words are Powerful

Each one of us has inside of us our own truth. My Total Truths is a series based on MY truths; a list of things that I know to be true. What are your total truths?   # 7 – Words are Powerful   Words matter. The writer in me knows this as an essential truth. They don’t always have to be neat or pretty or elegantly spoken; they can be simple and rough around the edges but no matter what words you choose to...

Road to an Imperfect Life: Week 3 – The After Baby, Baby Hair

Follow DTWB on Twitter I found out that your hair falls out after you have a baby about 3 weeks before I had my first baby. No time to change my mind now. A friend I had recently made dropped that golden nugget of information on my lap and since I hadn’t read up on what to expect when I was expecting, I had no idea this was a thing. Apparently postpartum hair loss is “a thing” and it has...

Road to an Imperfect Life: Week 1 – The Revolution, Bitches #itsarevolutionbitches

I love posting my life on Facebook: how happy my kids are. all. of. the. time. How smiley and clean my family is, how no one throws a tantrum. ever. No one has a runny nose, no one screaming bloody murder or obscenities. I love posting the sunny days and beach outings and non-migraineful days. While I’m on the topic, I also love looking through Pinterest and pinning things pretending that this is my real life. These are the outfits...

My Total Truths: #6 – You’re Not Better… You Just Think You Are

# 6 – You’re Not Better… You Just Think You Are One-upping is the action of trying to out do someone else. One-uppers are the people guilty of these actions… and they’re everywhere. You’ll meet them in your travels and you’ll meet them at the bar. You’ll meet them through a mutual friend’s wine night. And you know what… You’re annoying. Stop it. Why, oh why, on God’s green earth do one-uppers find it necessary to one-up? Every. Single. Time. Let me...

Greetings from New Jersey: A Tale about Accents and the Famous Fast Food Hot Dog Chain Idiot Chick

It’s funny that we don’t hear our own accents but know immediately when someone else is not from where we’re from. When people meet me they seem to have a clear idea of the region I come from. Do I have an accent? I didn’t think so… So to make sure I watched this video – How to Have a Jersey Accent. The commentator eased me through the first 3 Jersey accent requirements and I thought to myself See. No...

Mix Tape: A Look Back to Blaming Springsteen

Week 9: Pump Up the (car) Jam Can’t stick around for this week’s party??  Next week’s theme will be…  Your Favorite Oldie And now… I love driving and I love music so it should go without saying that driving while listening to music goes together for me like peanut butter and jelly or smoking cigarettes and binge drinking for others. Maybe it’s because both driving and music are so liberating but there is something about the combination of both that...

Mix Tape: The Evolution of a Wedding Song

Week 8: Our Song Can’t stick around for this week’s party??  Next week’s theme will be…  Your Car Jam And now… Wedding song. This should be a simple week, right? A simple write up. I shouldn’t even really have to write about it, right? Welcome to my life. I don’t do simple.  * * * SKIP AHEAD TO: It was so simple… the whole time.  FOR THE ABRIDGED VERSION * * *  Simple.  Husband (Then Boyfriend) and I fell in love...

The Christmas Wrap LP

I love wrapping presents. I take pride in every present I wrap. Each has ribbon that has been twirled ever so perfectly around the scissors, each has a stamp of love on it. I even place them perfectly under the tree so that every magnificent present can be seen in all it’s glory. I wrap a mean present. But some of the presents I remember most are the ones that were specially wrapped. The ones that weren’t tied with a...

Mix Tape: Titanium

(*vamos means let’s go in spanish) I leave my house at 11:10 every day. I leave my house at 11:10 every day because my kids’ nap time is at 11:00 am so I put my daughter down for her nap and the nanny puts my son down for his nap and then I’m out the door to work by 11:10. But yesterday was different. I had a job I was working on so I had to leave earlier.  As I...

Fighting the Good Fight: Part Two: Beware the Representative and Find your Allies

A couple of weeks back, I posted the first post in my series Fighting the Good Fight. The Good Fight is a war that I think many women secretly wage on themselves with the help of In Part One, I mentioned that my first step was enrolling in an e-course to help me accept my Gifts of Imperfection, to help me accept that “I’m imperfect, I’m enough.” I love self-help books but if I were completely honest, I always start...