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Human Trafficking is Close to Home {Human Trafficking Awareness Month}

Beginning in 2010, by Presidential Proclamation, each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This epidemic is not only taking place in our country and state, but right here in the counties in which we live. Child trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and second only to drug trafficking […]

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Takin’ One For The Team! :: My Story of Getting My Tubes Tied

Takin’ one for the team! That was my motto when it came to getting my tubes tied (or tubal ligation, if you want to get technical). It was long understood (by me, at least!) that when we were finished having kids, of course my husband would be the one getting snipped. After all, I’ve gone […]

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That Mom :: Never Say Never

It is official, I have turned into that mom. You know, the ones who say the phrase “I will never”?  Several years later, those “not evers” turn into quite frequent occurrences. Its a dark day my mother warned me would come, and here we are.   I was a very young, naive 20 year old […]

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Strangers Fed My Son for a Year

It is super fitting and kind of ironic (don’tcha think?) that I am pouring the last bag of breast milk into a bottle for my sixteen-month-old son today. You see, a year ago yesterday, I found out I had breast cancer. A few weeks later, I had to stop breastfeeding my then five month old, […]

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