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Water Play, Yay?!

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-Originally published in Golden Gate Mothers Group Magazine – July/August 2015


After I delivered my third baby, a hospital nurse carefully, almost reverently, passed me a “sitz bath,” a plastic tub that sits on top of a standard toilet seat with a bag of water connected to it by a tube. You know, so that a new mama can submerge her beleaguered lady parts in warm water without hoisting herself into the bathtub. Since the gravity-powered nether regions soaker didn’t float my boat the first two times around, I tossed it aside. “Wait!” my husband cried, “Stuart will love that.”… More

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North V. South And The Snow Storm

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Those of us not on the East Coast have found ourselves watching in amazement as a monster snowstorm dumped literally feet of the white stuff in New York and the surrounding areas. Even southern snow rookies in states like Tennessee and Georgia found themselves scooting to the store to invest in a snow shovel and lay in a supply of bread and peanut butter…. More

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To The Woman Who Criticized My Parenting

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You’re fat. You’re ugly. You have an awful cheerleader voice. I’ve heard it all over the years. As a television news anchor, it comes with the territory: Not everyone will like you. It was a tough pill to swallow early in my career, but the older I get, the more confidence I have about who I am. Viewers often attack the appearance and performance of news anchors, but that’s about as personal as it gets. That was until now, in my case…. More

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How Was YOUR Day?

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Yesterday was ‘interesting’:

It almost killed me.

First,
I found out that my cholesterol levels are so screwed-up that my blood probably makes concrete look like wine.
Lovely. The wine part.

Secondly,
my thyroid gland is almost kaput. No wonder I haven’t been able to lose much weight, which brings me to…… More

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Why Is It A Bad Thing To Be A Certain Age?

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Tomorrow, I’m going to be 32 years old.

I have no problem saying I’m going to be 32. In 10 years, I’ll be fine saying my age… I’m 42. Then 52. And then 62.

I don’t understand why so many people, women especially, have such an insecurity with admitting their age. Maybe insecurity isn’t the right word…. More

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