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perfect, imperfect and total hot mess. Welcome. You are among friends here.

20 Thoughts on Turning 40

Over the years, I have read so many lists by so many writers with their insights on the 40 years they have lived and what lessons life has taught them. I will be honest- I never thought I would write one. But I am feeling a bit nostalgic. Maybe it’s …

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How to Kill a Dinosaur

Like many other people, I sometimes fall victim to Pinterestitis, which is the technical term for believing that you can do shit that you very clearly are incapable of doing.

Thanks to Pinterest and other sites of its ilk, I have been going throug…

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No Nuts

A little Rant…

I love living in Charlotte. I love even more living in Uptown and being so close to so many different grocery stores and farmers markets. More so the Farmers markets than the grocery stores (I truly am a Harris Teeter gal.) I know…

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Kate Meier

Kate Meier

I'm Kate. My hair is always in a ponytail and I know most shows on PBS Kids by heart. My house nor my two kids are ever really clean. Writing is my catharsis and currently my meal ticket. I found my first gray hair recently and attribute it to sleepless nights and the constant fear of screwing up my 4-year-old and 21-month-old children.

Melissa McAtee

Melissa McAtee

I'm a single mom of 2 originally from the Midwest. How many people can you say that you know from the Town of Normal? I have one son, age 14 and one daughter, age 17. I'm also engaged to be married in June, 2015. We also have 2 furbabies, Tinkerbella Pixiedust, a 9 pound Chin-Tzu, and Jack Sparrow, our rescue Boxer.


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