Self & Body

To Have Or Not To Have: The Hair Down There

January 29, 2013

Ok guys bear with me here. I have a hard time talking about very personal things. Always have. It took me nearly a year to tell my mom I had started my period, and I only told her because school was over and I could no longer hoard the 10-cent tampons from the bathroom vending […]

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I Had An Epiphany

January 28, 2013

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Skincare Through the Ages: Your 20s

January 17, 2013

Ahh. You 20-something girls. Oh, how I envy you. Your smooth creamy skin, your lack of wrinkles, and your ability to stay up all night and still be able to function the next day… I miss those days. Well, not so much those days as that skin. Almost a decade and let’s not mention how […]

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9 Months On, 12+ Months Off?

January 9, 2013

I knew before I had my son that the journey back to my pre-pregnancy body would be one rife with anxiety and struggles with my self-confidence. I also knew that having a history of anorexia would further complicate the situation, knowing that I may have postpartum weight loss struggles. Because of that, I deliberately took […]

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Resolve To Start Loving Exercise

January 8, 2013

At first when I thought about writing a fitness column, I felt inadequate. I’m not a fitness guru, I’m not a personal trainer, hell, I don’t even have a six-pack (of abs, not beer). I gain weight, I lose weight, I go through periods where nothing fits, I go through periods where I feel strong and […]

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2013: A Resolution of Kindess

January 2, 2013

Three years ago, New Years would have been not a time of celebration, but a time of dread.  A time when I would have had to do things like face another year of failed goals; weight loss, confidence, smaller jeans. But the times, they are a changing. At Curvy Girl Guide, we’ve worked hard to […]

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Fashion Or Media: Who’s To Blame? Or Is There Blame?

December 5, 2012

These days I spend a lot of time in the car since I am the designated transport official for our resident kindergartener. Stereotypes alive and well, as any male he is awfully hard to engage in conversation. In fact, it is just amazing how at barely 6-years-old, all on his own, he has figured out a […]

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I Was Stressed To The Max, And So Were My Jeans

December 4, 2012

My life has an absurd amount of stress. Between raising three kids under seven, being a full time nursing student, attempting to run our home, working part time as a baking assistant and trying to be a good wife it is safe to say I am overwhelmed most of the time. When I’m overwhelmed? I […]

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On Giving

December 3, 2012

I spent a lot of money in my adult years trying to compensate for the fact that the majority of my clothes as a kid were hand-me-downs. My farmer dad did not believe in spending a lot of money on clothes, so once I became an adult with my own money, I gave myself a monthly budget […]

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Luscious Sensuality: Taking The Risk

November 14, 2012

As if America isn’t prudish and ridiculously over-conservative enough, when it comes to the sensual and sexual side of life, when there finally is expression of sensuality we are bombarded with images of what sexy is “supposed to look like.” There are so many beautiful photos of women posing in artistic nude and sensually themed […]

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