Why I Climb

Your Mama Wears Climbing Boots #climbout

2300 climbers. 41 states. 5 countries.

Why do I participate in Climb Out of the Darkness?

Because twice I was in a place so dark and frightening that I didn’t think I would ever find my way back.

Because I went undiagnosed for so long the first time that I barely functioned on a basic level.

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Don’t let your period stop you. Get out and dance with this Cycle Survival Kit!

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Get Out and Dance! Cycle Survival Kit #CycleSurvival #ad

I don’t care if you’re line dancing, swing dancing, break dancing or just swaying your heart out to some Taylor Swift. Sometimes a woman just needs to get out and dance! On those few days each month where we need a little help surviving our cycle, I put together a Cycle Survival Kit with all you’ll need to get yourself ready for a night out.

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When Medical Conditions Make it Hard to Lose Weight

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When Medical Conditions Make it Hard to Lose Weight

If you don’t follow me on social media or know me very well, it would probably surprise you that I run 3-5 miles per day, have completed two half marathons, and will soon add long runs into my training schedule again as I prepare for my next half marathon. I don’t look like a runner. I am short in stature and only about a third of the way through my weight loss journey. I have met a lot of people like me, with medical conditions that make it hard to lose weight. So, what do I do when I train hard, eat well and the weight doesn’t fall off?

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C started vlogging!

C Started Vlogging

“Mommy, take a picture with me!” C snapped a selfie and jumped next to his sister to take a selfie with her. Then he took his phone (one of our old iPhones that now functions as an iPod Touch) into his room and started talking. I peeked in to see what was going on and realized he was recording himself talking to his phone. C was vlogging.

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