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I’m ready to talk about Barbie now

In 1978, or maybe it was '79, I became the proud owner of a real Barbie doll. My Pretty Changes Barbie wore a fabulous, yellow satin jumpsuit and included accessories that allowed me to change her look. I could change her hair as well; she came with wigs. She was my prized possession. I was… Continue reading I’m ready to talk about Barbie now

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What I Learned at CAMP {#TxSC15}

I don't think anyone would describe me as "adventurous", yet I seem to willingly put myself in situations that require me to travel to places I've never been, to meet people I've never met with some regularity. My latest adventure? CAMP. Last weekend I drove three and a half hours to Camp Texlake, which is a… Continue reading What I Learned at CAMP {#TxSC15}

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The Night Oprah Spoke To Me {The Life You Want Weekend}

Because I sometimes have the best luck, Toyota gave me a ticket to attend Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend. It was amazing and overwhelming and I will never forget it. I'm going to do my best to recap it for you, but it's going to take at least three posts to share everything. The… Continue reading The Night Oprah Spoke To Me {The Life You Want Weekend}

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Is “Post-Feminism” Feminism a Thing Yet?

To read something written by a woman that belittles the choice others have made to be stay at home moms -- in the name of "feminism" of all things -- is just one thing that disappoints me about the current state of our society.But alas in an article for The Atlantic, Elizabeth Wurtzel does just that. In fact, she… Continue reading Is “Post-Feminism” Feminism a Thing Yet?