Womanly Things Archive


3 Reasons You Need Girls Weekend Getaways

Moms live with entirely too much guilt. I know I do, and that is why I wanted to share with you some basic Reasons You Need Girls Weekend Getaways. Frankly, we feel like we can’t take off by ourselves because the kids or our spouse need us. The truth is, these are


Confession: Breast Cancer Terrifies Me

This is a sponsored post. There’s one thing in this world that scares me more than anything and that is cancer.  I don’t often talk about my fear of it, because I still have a slight sense of it can’t happen to me which is far from the truth.  I mean, that’s why


My Continuing Love/Hate Relationship With Aunt Flo

Taking a moment for an old fashioned ramble post.  Hope you don’t mind? I have news…. The elusive Aunt Flo has actually stopped by two months in a row!  It kind of makes me happy and wondering if my cycle is getting back on track.  The crazy unpredictable periods honestly drive me


How You Can Help Another Woman be Brave #BraveWoman #CBias

So here we are, in the new year. Whether you were brave or not in 2011, you can be brave in 2012. And if you were brave in 2011, you can pledge to help someone else be brave this year. Last month I shared a poem with you about a brave woman.


Brave Woman Twitter Party Today! #BraveWoman #CBias

Today will be the Brave Woman Twitter party sponsored by Collective Bias.  Please join everyone for this important hour as we discuss the strong women we know and how we can help our friends and family members stay strong in their fight against domestic violence.  Because if we don’t help them recognize they are


I Know a Brave Woman

I know a woman who lived down the street. She had cuts and bruises whenever we’d meet. I wanted to say something, but it was never quite right. She assured me it was normal, the way they would fight. I insisted it wasn’t.  You must leave, I did implore. Yet he continued


How To Lose Baby Weight

Do you wonder if you will ever be able to lose baby weight?  I remember several people telling me the pounds would melt off with breastfeeding.  Well, here I am, still nursing a year later and I still weigh about the same as I did in January of this year.  Now, I


Breastfeeding With Breast Implants – Can It Be Done?

While breastfeeding is natural and the best choice for babies, there are some conditions and situations where it may be difficult for a woman to nurse her child.  One such circumstance is having surgery such as breast augmentation.  But certainly any type of surgery that involves the breasts may affect a woman’s ability


Almost Home Again

First, I just have to say thank you. Thank you so much for all the kind comments and emails. I really, truly appreciate it.


Preparing for Surgery

Many of you read my update yesterday and now it seemed to quick to update everyone. And many of you who were concerned after my first ER trip were on to something. I now know I wasn’t having back spasms. Warning – TMI ahead