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Big News!

Wowza, blogosphere. I was just starting to get into the groove of posting regularly when something HUGE happened and I didn’t know how to keep it a secret while still posting.

Baby Carpenter

We’re expecting!!! Baby Carpenter is due December 18th! We are SO EXCITED!!! I’m officially in Week 14 and past the first trimester woes! We don’t know the baby’s sex yet, but we definitely are looking forward to finding out in mid-August.

The blog may take a bit of a turn in the next few months as I navigate this mom-thing. But I hope you all stick around to begin this adventure with me!

Kitty Corner

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Some Kindness Do Them

Join the beautiful Emily on her Make a Difference Monday (#madm) initiative!! I can’t wait to see what she starts!! ❤

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“In life’s uncertain voyage, I will some kindness do them.”


All you have to do is turn on the television, open up an internet browser or catch the news on the radio to hear the truth about the world we live in: it’s a dark, violent, downright scary place sometimes.

Everywhere you go, you hear the same thing: that the world is full of self-centered people who only care about getting ahead in the world. People are not kind anymore. We are a narcissistic and entitled generation. If we just thought of others more, the world would be a better place.

And I’m not going to deny any of that. I think all those things can be true. We, as humans, can be a little bit of everything that is wrong in the world. But, here’s the thing:

We can also choose to be what is right with the…

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Female Bodies: A Weighty Issue

Wow. What a powerful article. I urge all women to read this! ❤ I needed this entry right about now!

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We have, as a society, such a completely disordered, distorted perception of female bodies that the vast majority of people are incapable of recognising what “overweight” actually looks like on a woman, let alone “healthy”. As such, we’re now at a point where women are not only raised to hate their bodies as a matter of course, but are shown, from childhood, a wholly inaccurate picture of what they “should” look like – a narrow, nigh on impossible physical standard they are then punished, both socially and medically, for failing to attain.

I don’t say this lightly. I say it because this is the only conclusion supported by the facts.

Let’s examine the evidence, shall we?

1: BMI

Overwhelmingly, the measurement used to determine whether or not someone is a “healthy weight” is the BMI, or Body Mass Index. Most people are still taught it in schools; indeed, it’s…

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