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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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My Skin Won’t Stop Me: Adult Hormonal Acne

My Skin Won’t Stop Me: Adult Hormonal Acne

  My acne was only skin deep. My skin won’t stop me because I have found something that keeps it away! I know acne is not curable, but it is very treatable. I never had “bad” skin during my teenage years. Of course I had the occasional breakout, but I never really struggled with it. Fast forward to age of 28 when I started trying to get pregnant. My skin was horrible! I felt... Read More »

The Question That Made Me Realize My Stress Was Hurting My Husband. A Lot.

The Question That Made Me Realize My Stress Was Hurting My Husband. A Lot.

Last year I came across a blog post that encouraged me to ask a question, just one question, of my spouse. The couple who wrote the article said it did wonders in their marriage, so I tried it. I asked Kyle, “What do you need from me?” I fully expected him to answer something related to him, to his love languages, something like, “I need more encouragement and support from you regarding my job” or... Read More »

Shut Up and Dance With Me | WIRL Project

Shut Up and Dance with Me – How to Lead and How to Follow

Ah, Summer. Season of weddings and first dances. For some, learning the perfect dance can be just as beneficial and effective as premarital counseling. For me, this one activity became an object lesson in how to lead and how to follow – on and off the dance floor. There we were in the middle of the dance floor, learning the box step and trying to remember the fancy add-ons we had learned the lesso... Read More »

What Blog Conference is Really Like | WIRL Project

Blog Conferences: What They’re Really Like

I was a first time attendee at BlogU last weekend in Baltimore. When I checked in, the guy at the front desk asked whether I was traveling for business or pleasure and I wasn’t sure what to say— obviously this is all very fun, but I also want to write for a living. I navigated this dichotomy by saying something along the lines of “I’m drunk right now!” Thankfully I’d been driven there by McCall of... Read More »

The C-Section: What It’s Really Like

The C-Section: What It’s Really Like

Oh, a C-Section? I’ll take it! Most women think this is the “easier” route because you don’t have a push something the size of a bowling ball out your you-know-what, but I’m here to tell you a different story. This post is strictly about my personal experience (but a lot of other moms have agreed with me) and I do not have any medical background to support my claims; ... Read More »

Chemo Therapy WIRL Project

What It’s Really Like To Go Through Chemo Therapy

Finding out you have cancer would bring a whirlwind of thoughts, feelings, and emotions to your mind and body. Then, the reality sets in and you’re faced with the treatment options. How are you going to beat this beast? The emotional and physical strength it must take to get through such a thing must be incredible. WIRL Project wants to shed light on this subject because there are so many st... Read More »

My Skin Won’t Stop Me

My Skin Won’t Stop Me

  My acne is only skin deep. My skin won’t stop me because… I know that I am beautiful, with or without pimples on my face. I know that real, genuine people get to know me for me, they see past my exterior and love me for who I am as a person on the inside. Those little red bumps on my face give me strength. I’ve cried in the mirror more times than I can count, but I’v... Read More »