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Reality – What It’s Really Like

Reality – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like… Back in 1998 MTV debuted the reality TV s... Read More »

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Preeclampsia | WIRL Project

Preeclampsia: What It’s Really Like

  Don’t you love when someone points out to a pregnant woman that she looks “terrible”? Who do they think they are telling you that you’re swollen, puffy, look tired, or even that you look “painful”. I think people who aren’t, especially those who have never been, pregnant say these things as if it’s somehow comforting for a second or third trimester pregnant lady to be reas... Read More »

Give Peace a Chance WIRL Project

“Give Peace A Chance”

  Dear Citizens of the United States of America, In the wake of the rioting in Baltimore, I felt compelled to remind us that our nation was built on these words: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness….” Those words d... Read More »

Work Life Balance

By “Work/Life Balance” You Must Mean: All Work, Bye Bye Life, and No Balance

Since becoming a mom, I’ve learned that there are NOT enough hours in a day. Many people often wish for “super powers” and mine would be the ability to survive without sleep! I actually hate going up to bed at night. Why do we NEED to do this!? There are so many more “productive” things I could be doing instead of laying down in a bed for 7-8 hours doing NOTHING resti... Read More »

Being a Stand-Up Comedian: What It’s Really Like

Being a Stand-Up Comedian: What It’s Really Like

  Being a standup comedian might be one of the toughest jobs out there. Seriously, who wants to speak in front of a lot of people, who EXPECT (and have paid for) you to make them laugh? Many people dread standing in front of a room full of their friends and family to make a toast, let alone a bunch of strangers who are going to give you shit if you don’t meet their expectations. We want... Read More »

Becoming a Grandparent

Becoming a Grandparent

Becoming a grandparent is one of the most wonderful events that can happen to you in your lifetime.  No one can describe the joy that having a grandchild brings to your life.  You think you might know how its going to feel but it is quite different than becoming a parent.   The excitement of seeing your child becoming a parent is also so gratifying and heartwarming.  There’s nothing better!!... Read More »

An Open Letter From A Homeschooling Mother

An Open Letter From A Homeschooling Mother

I don’t have a degree in teaching, but I’m a teacher. If you would have asked me back in high school what I would be doing in 10 years I would have said being the CEO of my own business and enjoying my life to the fullest. I NEVER would have said homeschooling my 5 children, let alone saying I would have 5 children in the first place. Honestly the thought of homeschooling seemed weird and just sil... Read More »

NCAA College Players Dish: Why Skin Is No Longer “In”

NCAA College Players Dish: Why Skin Is No Longer “In”

  Apparently, skin is no longer “in” concerning the NCAA Basketball fashion scene. Spandex and socks now cover 90% of the bodies of these premier athletes and you will be surprised to find out some of the real reasons many of them do it (hint, it’s not medical)! The skin between the hem of the shorts and the top of the high tops have been shrinking for years. Think back to t... Read More »